Muscle weakness 5 common causes


Muscle weakness 5 common causes

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  • o it is a progressive degenerative disorder of the upper and lower motoneurons producing muscle weakness, spasticity, hyperreflexia (upper motoneurons), atrophy, fasciculations, and hyporeflexia (lower motor neurons).

Cervical spondylosis

  • It is an osteoarthritis involving the joints and discs of the cervical spine.
  • Symptoms involve pain after motion and lifting.

Guillain- Barre syndrome

  • Patients report a tingling sensation in the arms and legs followed by rapidly progressive ascending symmetric muscle weakness. These patients have hypore- flexia of the extremities.

Lambert-Eaton syndrome

  • Patients with exhibit weakness and fatigability of proximal muscles with depressed or absent tendon reflexes.
  • Muscle strength may increase after exercise.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

  • It is characterized by generalized weakness and fatigability due to pernicious anemia.


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