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253 Possible Causes for Muscle Cramp, Slurred Speech, Tongue Atrophy

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    speech, stumbling, and muscle twitching for 3 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] anomalies (atrophy or hypertrophy) and tongue coating were determined for each patient.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Studies directly addressing muscle cramps in ALS should assess number and duration of muscle cramps as well as intensity of muscle cramps on a VAS.[doi.org]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 1

    cramping urinary frequency or incontinence (late findings) sensory remains normal Physical exam neck ptosis (neck drop) due to neck extensor weakness manual muscle testing[orthobullets.com] They may be subtle, vary from person to person and include stumbling, tripping, dropping things, excessive arm or leg fatigue, or slurred speech.[mybiosource.com] […] muscle contour, or tongue atrophy excess saliva difficulty breathing The corticospinal tract is a part of the brain made up of nerve fibers.[healthline.com]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    Other medications may be prescribed to help reduce fatigue, ease muscle cramps, control spasticity and reduce excess saliva and phlegm.[secure.ssa.gov] Progressive bulbar palsy usually leads to slurred speech and difficulty swallowing, as Rutgers University details.[reference.com] Symptoms muscle weakness (especially pharyngeal, facial and masticatory muscles) loss of speech emotial lability – rapid alternation of laughing and crying tongue muscle atrophy[wikilectures.eu]

  • Myxedema

    Fifty three-year old woman with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma currently on treatment with nivolumab presented with diffuse facial and tongue swelling, slurred speech,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It can be brought about by removal of the thyroid for any cause, by a cessation of function of the gland, or simply by glandular atrophy.[britannica.com] Common symptoms and signs of an underactive thyroid include hair loss, constipation, muscle cramps, mood changes, and vague aches an pains...[medicinenet.com]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    The early symptoms are slurred speech and stumbling.[sciencemuseum.org.uk] […] or atrophies.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Muscle cramps Muscle cramps can be treated with two different medications: phenytoin, and carbamazepine.[hse.ie]

  • Upper Motor Neuron Disease

    For muscle cramps and stiffness: MND patients suffering from muscles cramps and stiffness can be treated with physical therapy or medication.[newhealthadvisor.com] In the initial stage, besides the previously mentioned signs, there is also: Clumsiness Fatigue Pain in the muscles Cramps Twitching Slurred speech Weak grip In advanced stages[medicalfoster.com] Neither tongue atrophy nor fasciculation were found.[bmcneurol.biomedcentral.com]

  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

    Usually beginning in one or both hands, MMN is characterized by weakness, muscle atrophy, cramping, and often profuse fasciculations (muscle twitching).[en.wikipedia.org] And in contrast to some patients with GBS, CIDP, or other motor neuropathies like ALS, swallowing difficulties and slurred speech do not occur in patients with MMN.[polyneuroexchange.com] Neurological testing showed weakness and fasciculations of the tongue and face. The tongue showed severe atrophy. Moderate symmetric, proximal weakness was present.[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Also, affected people may have slurred speech or temporary locking of their jaw.[web.archive.org] He suffered progressive muscle stiffness with atrophy and weakness spreading from fingers to arms and involving his face, tongue, and lower extremities.[doi.org] Pregnancy is an aggravating factor for pain, myotonia and muscle cramps. Affected subjects often complain of sweaty palms.[dystrophiemyotonique.chuq.qc.ca]

  • Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy

    Early symptoms include tremor of the outstretched hands, muscle cramps with exertion, and fasciculations (fleeting muscle twitches visible under the skin).[ninds.nih.gov] Initial clinical manifestations include tremor, muscle cramps, muscle twitching, fatigue and slurred speech.[orpha.net] The patient clinical picture included gait impairment, global hyporeflexia, proximal muscle atrophy of upper limbs, deviation of the uvula to right during phonation and tongue[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 7

    […] and nasal speech difficulty chewing or swallowing.[ninds.nih.gov] Fasciculations of the tongue are often observed and patients may eventually show tongue amyotrophy.[symptoma.com] […] fasciculations (muscle twitches) in the arm, leg, shoulder, or tongue muscle cramps tight and stiff muscles (spasticity) muscle weakness affecting an arm, a leg, neck or diaphragm. slurred[ninds.nih.gov]

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