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Treatments for Muscle weakness

Treatments for Muscle weakness:

Treatment plans for muscle weakness are individualized depending on the underlying cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age and medical history of the patient, the severity of muscle weakness and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the cause, helps to build strength, decreases the risk of developing complications, such as muscle atrophy, and helps a person to live a normal active life.

Treatment generally includes appropriate periods of rest, good hydration and nutrition and regular medical care. Rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and a regular program of exercise may be recommended. Orthopedic splints, canes, crutches and/or a walker may be needed to help support weak muscles and improve mobility in some cases.

Corticosteroid medications may be prescribed to reduce inflammation of the nervous system in some conditions, such as myasthenia gravis, Bell's palsy and multiple sclerosis. Treatment of muscle weakness caused by bacterial infections generally involves antibiotic medications.

Treatment of muscle weakness caused by anemia may involve blood transfusions and treatment of the underlying conditions causing anemia. Treatment of muscle weakness caused by electrolyte imbalance and/or dehydration generally involves treatment of the underlying conditions and rehydration and electrolyte correction with oral or intravenous fluids and electrolytes.

Treatment List for Muscle weakness

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Muscle weakness includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Magnesium - possibly used for related magnesium deficiency
  • Potassium - possibly used for related potassium deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 - possibly used for related vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Phosphorus - possibly used for related phosphorus deficiency

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Muscle weakness:

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Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Muscle weakness include:

  • Collagenase - mainly used to treat muscle weakness in patients with myasthenia gravis
  • Santyl - mainly used to treat muscle weakness in patients with myasthenia gravis

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