Common "Mnd" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


MNDs are a set of degenerative neurological disorders in which motor neurons, the cells that govern skeletal muscle function such as walking, breathing, speaking, and swallowing, are destroyed. Muscle weakness, which develops with time and leads to impairment, is one of the symptoms. MNDs do not have a cure or a prescribed treatment. However, people suffering from these conditions can benefit from symptomatic and supportive treatment.

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Are the cramps I am experiencing are due to ALS or MND?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male and in need of some reassurance over my serious health anxiety re motor neurone disease (MND) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). I am not normally anxious or depressed, married with a young daughter and a wife who is pregnant. It started with an entire all day...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are not typical of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). You should know that at your age ALS is a very exceptional diagnosis. But there are also a lot of other conditions that may mimic this clinical situation. For this reason, I would recommend performi...  Read Full »

I have motor neuron disease with muscle twitching in the shoulder, thigh, and calf muscles. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a persistent twitching in the shoulder, thigh, and calf muscles for the past four weeks. I have sore throat, trouble swallowing saliva, food, water and clear throat frequently for the past week. I ate tablet Olanzapine 5 mg. I am concerned about motor neuron disease (MND). Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hi, Welcome to When did you start taking tablet Olanzapine and what was the indication? It does not seem to be MND (motor neuron disease) because the course is short. Follow the below instructions; 1. I suggest you to take electromyography. 2. Check your serum potassium, calcium, magnes...  Read Full »

What could be the twitches in body with no atrophy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old male. I am concerned about the possibility of ALS/MND. My symptoms to my knowledge started around August 2018 whilst doing a nursing degree at university. I developed a trapped nerve in my left ulnar nerve after sitting an exam and this seemed to trigger the event...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms are not suggestive of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or MND (motor neuron disease). You should know that there are a lot of benign causes underlying twitching (fasciculation), including anxiety, ...  Read Full »

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