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Glossary for Weak and soft muscles

Medical terms related to Weak and soft muscles or mentioned in this section include:

  • Aluminium toxicity: High body levels of aluminium resulting in symptoms. Usually occurs in patients with renal impairment.
  • Anemia: Reduced red blood cells in the blood
  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy: A muscular dystrophy charaterised by enlargement of muscles
  • Botulism food poisoning: Extremely dangerous food poisoning requiring medical attention, but not always recognized because of its non-abdominal symptoms.
  • Brain tumour: various extrinsic and intrinsic factors add up to to cause tumour in the brain
  • Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: An inherited immune system disorder resulting in frequent infections, lack of skin and eye pigmentation, neurological diseases and early death.
  • Compartment syndrome: compartment syndrome involves the compression of nerves and blood vessels within an enclosed space. This leads to impaired blood flow and muscle and nerve damage
  • Congenital myotonic dystrophy: A form of muscular dystrophy which is usually apparent at birth or within a few years. and affects the skeletal muscles, heart conduction, smooth muscle, eyes and the central nervous system. The range of severity varies from asymptomatic to fetal death.
  • Cushing-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of Cushing's disease
  • Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
  • Dermatomyositis: A muscle disease characterized by chronic muscle inflammation resulting in progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic rash.
  • Diabetes-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Digoxin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Digoxin (a heart drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: An inherited degenerative disease of the muscles which progresses rapidly compared to other muscle wasting diseases.
  • Eaton Lambert syndrome: is a rare disorder of neuromuscular transmission
  • Electrolyte imbalance: impairment in the level of electrolytes in the body
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
  • Hypocalcemia: Low blood calcium levels
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels
  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis: A rare inherited muscle condition characterized by periods of severe muscle weakness or paralysis which can last from hours to days. Episodes can occur as often as daily or only rarely.
  • Inclusion Body Myositis: Progressive inflammatory muscle disease causing muscle weakness.
  • Motor neuron diseases: Any of various disorders of the "motor neurons", nerves that control movement.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Muscle weakness: Weakness of the muscles or loss of tone
  • Muscular Dystrophy: Any of various muscle wasting diseases
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Myasthenia Gravis: An autoimmune disorder which interferes with nerve impulses to muscles and hence results in weak, easily fatigued muscles.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Osteomalacia: Softening of bones caused by a vitamin D deficiency.
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Any loss in the function of the peripheral nervous system
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica: A condition characterized by muscle pain and stiffness, fatigue and fever. It is often associated with giant-cell arteritis which is a related but more serious condition.
  • Polyneuritis: Widespared inflammation of nerves
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by excessive blood vessel growth, calcium accumulation inside the brain and seizures.
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Tick bite: When an individual is bitten by a tick
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body

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