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Muscle Unit Diseases
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Chronic pain disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness to touch that may occur body wide or migrate over body
Group of more than 30 inherited diseases. They all cause muscle weakness and muscle loss due to gene failing to produce certain proteins in the muscle correctly. Most lose the ability to walk.
ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
Progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As muscles get weaker/ stop working, it gets harder to walk, talk, eat, and breathe.
Muscle cramp caused by dehydration, low electrolyte levels, and possible overuse.
Due to an unusual iron build up in the brain. It affects the area of the brain that influences movement. This inherited disease is characterized by unintentional jerky movements as well as writhing tremors, and confusion.
the immune system attacks the protective covering of nerves
Painful spasm and tightening of muscles due to bacterial infection. Can be prevented with vaccine or treated with antibiotics
Due to overuse a tendon may become swollen, tender, and painful.
Muscle breakdown leaking toxic proteins into blood. Causing nausea, kidney failure, blood in urine, and trouble moving. Extreme cases require hospitalization.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
This is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling pain the hand and arm. Occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand (median nerve) is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.
Abnormal blinking or twitching of the eyelid typically caused by stress.
A degenerative muscle disease that could cause problems with swallowing. It is the most common muscle disease in people older than age 50.
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