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Symptoms of Muscle weakness

Symptoms of Muscle weakness: Introduction

Symptoms that accompany muscle weakness vary depending on the underlying cause. Common symptoms include fever, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, paresthesia, weight loss and change in level of consciousness. Other accompanying symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, slurred speech, paralysis and changes in vision. Muscle weakness may also occur without other symptoms.

Complications of severe, prolonged muscle weakness include decreased mobility, immobility, and the potential development of further weakness. Muscle atrophy, contractures, bed sores, venous stasis and blood clots can also result from prolong muscle weakness and decreased mobility.

Complications of underlying causes of muscle weakness vary widely depending on the specific disease, disorder, or condition, and can be serious and life threatening. For example, muscle weakness due to Guillain-Barre syndrome can lead to complete paralysis of muscles, including those that are needed to breath. Muscle weakness that is due to multiple sclerosis can lead to permanent and severe disability.

Because muscle weakness can be a symptom of a serious or life-threatening disease, condition or disorder, it should be reported to a physician or other licensed health care provider....more about Muscle weakness »

Symptoms of Muscle weakness

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Muscle weakness as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

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