Doctors for Muscle Weakness in Vikas Chowk, Sangli
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Muscle weakness, or myasthenia, is a decrease in strength in one or more muscles. It is a common symptom of muscular, neurological and metabolic disorders. Muscular diseases, such as muscular dystrophy and dermatomyositis (disorder characterized by muscle inflammation), are common causes of muscle weakness. Other common causes include neurological disorders, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome (an autoimmune nerve disorder), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), stroke, and even a pinched nerve. The autoimmune neuromuscular disorder known as myasthenia gravis is accompanied by muscle weakness along with drooping eyelids and double vision
HOW IS MUSCLE WEAKNESS DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider will do a physical examination and ask for details of symptoms and medical history to diagnose the condition. He may suggest further tests which may include:
• MRI scans
• CT scans
The doctor will order a brain scan and electrocardiogram if they suspect a heart attack or stroke.
HOW IS MUSCLE WEAKNESS TREATED?
Treatment is based on the underlying condition. Age and medical history of the person also has a role to play. Physical therapy helps along with medications.
DID YOU KNOW?
At times, this muscle weakness could be a sign of a degenerative disease or illness.