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Muscle Atrophy

The loss or wasting of muscle tissue is called muscle atrophy. A lack of mobility, usually due to an injury or disease, is the cause. The other common causes of muscle atrophy are aging, excessive drinking, burns, malnutrition, stroke, and spinal cord injuries.

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Can motor neuron disease only affect the extensor functions and not flexion function?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 58-years-old male with atrophy and muscle weakness in the upper extremities for the past 17 years. Muscle weakness only affects the extension functions, not the flexion functions. I underwent a PET scan, EMG, and NCV, and the doctor diagnosed it as multifactor motor neuropathy o...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have a few questions so that I can help you. 1. With extension, do you mean with the fingers and elbows? 2. Can you abduct your shoulders at a 90-degree angle? 3. Is there pain, numbness, or any sensory deficit besides motor weakness? 4...  Read Full »

Why have I lost muscle mass in the last couple of years?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 52-year-old man. I did hormone tests because my muscle mass has reduced a lot in the last couple of years, my fat has gone up and I have felt a lot of anxiety. There must be a trigger for it so I decided to look at my hormones. My progesterone and estradiol are very low. My testo...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Thanks for reaching out to iCliniq. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry, I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms and the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity) you sent, I believe you have senile muscle atrophy with possible ...  Read Full »

My father has diabetes and loses fat through urine Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father has diabetes, and the doctor said he loses the fat of the body through urine. Like no muscle inside the body. He takes electro homeopathy NaCl drip two to three times a week. Please suggest some thing how to be better?  Read Full »

Dr. Bilal Munawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Patients with diabetes mellitus can develop contractures of digits and limbs as a result of soft tissue thickening in these areas. This can lead to wasting of the muscle from disuse. This is referred to as atrophy. You did not mention your father's age, and if he is ...  Read Full »

What causes weight loss without cancer in the elderly?

Query: Hello doctor, A 60-year-old female with no prior history of cancer has unexplained weight loss, muscle loss, and gas bloating. Her lab work was run, with CA 19-9 elevated at 55 U/mL, beta-hCG is 9.25 at mlU/ml. MRI and CT did not show any masses anywhere; the ultrasound of the pelvis and ovary shows...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography) scans show no masses, it seems unlikely to be pancreatic or ovarian cancer. These markers are significantly raised in cancer in thousands. Mild raise could be inflammatory or non-significant. I suggest re...  Read Full »

I have body twitching and pain in my fingers. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Over the last few months, I have been dealing with body-wide twitching, arm sensations, and, recently, hand pain, particularly in my thumbs and between my thumb and index finger. An EMG was conducted with normal motor nerves and minor ulnar neuropathy on my left arm. It came normal. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know further details about your symptoms: 1. Since when you started to have body twitching? 2. These twitchings occur in which part of the body? 3. Are the twitchings visible or only felt by yourself? 4. In which arm and part of that arm do you fe...  Read Full »

Does total protein count change significantly based on how much protein rich food is eaten?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about total protein count in blood, urine, and saliva. My question is, does someone's total protein count change significantly based on how much protein rich food they eat? Or does someone's total protein count not change unless they have an illness like muscle damag...  Read Full »

Dr. Parekh Raj Kanubhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The protein is digested in our human body but is sometimes excreted when not digested properly or in excess quantity. The term which you are referring to, which is total protein count in blood, urine and saliva has totally different meaning in all the three mediums. To...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to do straight leg exercise post meniscal tear?

Query: Hello doctor, Almost a year ago, I tore my meniscus. I was told no surgery needed and did PT for severe muscle atrophy for 12 weeks. Everything was going well. Then quarantine happened and leg started getting weaker due to lack of normal physical activity. Now my knee hurts, feels weak sometimes wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, there is a loss of bulk and muscle atrophy due to reflex inhibition in patients with injuries of the knee. Exercises and rehab usually prevent it. You need to elaborate on certain details. Do you take a high protein diet? Did your back hurt as well? What is...  Read Full »

What is the procedure to control muscular dystrophy?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the procedure to control muscular dystrophy?  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of the muscular dystrophies are genetic diseases, like myotonic dystrophies, Duchan- baker dystrophy. If someone has that, no treatment discovered yet, we did not have anything to cure disease, rather diseases are progressive. But dystrophy is due to some medicatio...  Read Full »

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