Other conditions that can produce similar symptoms include: akathisia and nocturnal leg cramps.
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy is a genetic disease distinguished by the onset of ptosis, dysphagia, and weakness of voluntary skeletal muscles in elderly individuals. Choking, food regurgitation, and possibly life-threatening aspiration pneumonia are rare but important complications. Due to a lack of clinical…
Alkalosis describes a condition in which there is an excess amount of base or alkali in the body fluids and tissues. Metabolic alkalosis The manifestations of this condition are linked to the patient's history such as in cases with vomiting or diarrhea. Also, electrolyte deficiencies are associated with specific clinical…
Hyperventialtion is an abnormally increased pulmonary ventilation, leading to abnormal loss of carbon dioxide from the blood.
Tetany is a disorder characterized by hyperreactivity of sensory and motor nerve fibres to stimuli.
Methanol poisoning results from accidental or voluntary ingestion of methyl alcohol, a compound used in the chemical industry and as fuel. Methanol is in no case suitable for consumption. Methanol causes inebriation similar to ethanol and patients may merely appear drunk, lose their inhibitions and become ataxic. At…
Metabolic acidosis is a metabolic state in the body where there is an increase of acid in the body fluids. Metabolic acidosis is also physiologically defined as the primary reduction in HCO3 ion concentration in the blood with a compensatory reduction in PCO2 ion levels while pH remains subnormal. Most cases of…