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258 Possible Causes for Global Muscle Weakness

  • Autosomal Recessive Spastic Paraplegia Type 18

    About the Editors Professor Anthony Schapira is Professor of Neurological Science and Head of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK and Chairman of Clinical Neurosciences Specialties. Zbigniew Wszolek, MD, is Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology, Mayo[…][]

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    Because vitamin D receptors are present in skeletal muscle, deficiency may also lead to proximal muscle weakness; an increased risk of falls; global bone discomfort, often[]

  • Obesity

    As mentioned, there is global weakness. The patient is awake during these episodes. She'll respond to her mother's call to start breathing and other similar commands.[] Additionally, there is jerking of the neck as if she is trying to keep her head up, but she loses complete muscle control. The patient's arms are affected.[]

  • Tendinitis

    I was afraid of feeling that weakness and muscle pain all over again.[] After the tendinitis I started to practice Global Postural Re-Education, which significantly improved my posture and, reduced the number of crises—since once you get tendinitis[]

  • Hyperkalemia

    […] cramps, generalized weakness, paresthesias, tetany, and focal or global paralysis.[] […] moderate to severe hyperkalemia, patients may also develop gastrointestinal effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea or more commonly, neuromuscular effects, including muscle[]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    In diseases that cause global hypoventilation such as respiratory muscle weakness, effectively all areas of lung have low V/Q ratios and this explains the hypercapnia and[]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    The weakness of the heart muscle in this condition is generalized ("global"); all parts of the myocardium are affected about equally.[] Enlargement of the heart is the heart's way of trying to compensate for the weakness of its muscle.[] Although this enlargement is a key part of dilated cardiomyopathy, it is not the initial problem but rather the heart's own response to a weakness of heart muscle and poor[]

  • Spondylolisthesis

    The force of the global back muscles was reduced to 75%, 50% and 25% to simulate different degrees of back muscle weakness.[] Forces representing global back muscles and global abdominal muscles, follower loads and an upper body weight were applied.[] Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of back muscle weakness on degenerative spondylolisthesis and to tease out the biomechanical mechanism of exercise[]

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    Acute kidney injury (particularly hepatorenal syndrome)[17] Cachexia associated with muscle wasting and weakness[18] Causes[edit] Liver cirrhosis has many possible causes;[] Globally, 57% of cirrhosis is attributable to either hepatitis B (30%) or hepatitis C (27%).[19] Alcohol consumption is another major cause, accounting for about 20% of the[]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    weakness).[] Less commonly, direct pressure on the spinal cord (typically in the cervical spine) may result in myelopathy, characterized by global weakness, gait dysfunction, loss of balance[] […] root emerging from the spinal cord may result in radiculopathy (sensory and motor disturbances, such as severe pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, back, or leg, accompanied by muscle[]

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