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Muscle Diseases And Neuropathy

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Ask the Experts

neuropathy and muscle loss

I want to know whether neuropathy can cause muscle loss
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In some types of neuropathy ( when nerve damage is significant) muscle loss (atrophy) can be seen. KH Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...are enough. Special tests may be needed to find the cause of PN. These tests measure tiny electrical currents in nerves and muscles. The amount or speed of these electric signals drops with different types of PN. However, many patients with PN... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...large nerves, so it may not detect DSPN, which predominantly affects small nerves. EMG uses a thin needle electrode placed into muscle tissue to monitor electrical activity and detect whether the muscle has a normal ability to respond to... Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...improves with treatment of the underlying cause, sometimes it doesn't. Resistance training is a great way to improve overall muscle strength, especially for people with peripheral neuropathy, and there's research to prove it. In a 2006 study,... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...-- to its cell body, its nerve fiber or its coating. This damage impairs your body's ability to communicate with your skin, muscles and internal organs. What Causes It? There are over 100 types of PN and many different causes for it. They... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi. I was wondering if anyone could help me a few questions I have about PN. I am experiencing muscle twitches, pretty much anywhere. It hits for a few seconds and will turn up somewhere else minutes/hours down the track. I went Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...seems to be no pattern as to where they strike (shoulder one minute, toes the next). Along with this I also have like small muscle twitches that, again, occur anywhere. I know usually PN begins in the feet and slowly spreads and this hasn't... Read more »


Posted by Kipling, 2 Replies
...virus attacked my spine and I am now living with a spinal disease called myelopathy which enables me to walk. I also developed neuropathy from my mid thigh down to my feet. I have been in a wheelchair almost 5 years. I am able to use a walker... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »