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What is weakness?

Weakness is less strength in one or more muscles of the body. Some people experience only the feeling of being weak, but physically experience no loss of strength, for example, feeling weak due to pain. While in some cases loss of strength is only noted during a physical examination. This kind of weakness is also known as “objective weakness”.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

The associated signs and symptoms of weakness are:

What are the main causes?

The underlying causes of weakness are due to specific health problems such as:

  • Low sodium and potassium levels
  • Respiratory or urinary tract infections
  • Low or high levels of thyroid hormone
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis (a chronic disorder that weakens the muscles)
  • Stroke
  • Inactivity as a result of illness, especially in older people
  • Intensive care unit (ICU) myopathy (muscle wasting due to an extended stay in the ICU)
  • Common myopathies (diseases of the muscle tissue) like muscular dystrophy, hypokalaemia (low potassium levels), and alcoholic myopathy
  • Polio
  • Physical exertion
  • Lack of sleep
  • Irregular exercise
  • Illnesses like fever
  • Poor diet

How is it diagnosed and treated?

The following methods are used for the diagnosis of weakness:

  • Physical examination: Motor function, reflexes and cranial nerve functions are examined
  • Strength testing: Parameters like weakness against resistance, visible contraction of the muscles, limb movement against gravity, reflexes and sensation are examined.
  • Gait is observed
  • Medical history is checked for any causes of weakness

Weakness is treated by providing treatment for the underlying cause of weakness. Hospitalisation is advised if required for people with severe weakness. Occupational therapy and physical therapy are also recommended for patients to help minimise loss of muscle function.

 

  1. Medicines for Weakness
  2. Doctors for Weakness
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Weakness की जांच का लैब टेस्ट करवाएं

Electrolytes Serum

20% छूट + 10% कैशबैक

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

20% छूट + 10% कैशबैक

HbA1c

20% छूट + 10% कैशबैक

CBC (Complete Blood Count)

20% छूट + 10% कैशबैक

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

20% छूट + 10% कैशबैक

25-HYDROXY (OH) VITAMIN D, SERUM

20% छूट + 10% कैशबैक

Calcium

20% छूट + 10% कैशबैक

Medicines for Weakness

Medicines listed below are available for Weakness. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
Schwabe Aethusa cynapium MTSchwabe Aethusa cynapium MT 100
Schwabe Natrum muriaticum TabletSchwabe Natrum muriaticum Biochemic Tablet 200X560
SBL Iodium LMSBL Iodium 0/1 LM64
ADEL 2 Apo-Ham DropADEL 2 Apo-Ham Drop200
SBL Arnica Montana Hair Oil Arnica Montana Hair Oil56
SBL Asarum europaeum DilutionSBL Asarum europaeum Dilution 1000 CH86
ADEL 31 Upelva DropADEL 31 Upelva Drop200
ADEL 32 Opsonat DropADEL 32 Opsonat Drop200
ADEL Iridium Met DilutionADEL Iridium Met Dilution 200 CH112
Schwabe Cornus alternifolia CHSchwabe Cornus alternifolia 1000 CH96
Dr. Reckeweg Stannum Metallicum DilutionDr. Reckeweg Stannum Metallicum Dilution 1000 CH170
ADEL 34 Ailgeno DropADEL 34 Ailgeno Drop200
SBL Melilotus alba DilutionSBL Melilotus alba Dilution 1000 CH86
SBL Melilotus officinalis DilutionSBL Melilotus officinalis Dilution 1000 CH86
Bjain Stannum metallicum LMBjain Stannum metallicum 0/1 LM39
ADEL 3 Apo-Hepat DropADEL 3 Apo-Hepat Drop200
SBL Cocconica Hair OilCocconica Hair Oil76
Schwabe Aethusa cynapium LMSchwabe Aethusa cynapium 0/1 LM80
Mama Natura TussikindSchwabe Tussikind Globules88
Bjain Cinchona Officinalis DilutionBjain Cinchona Officinalis Dilution 1000 CH175
SBL Dibonil DropsSBL Dibonil Drops 84
ADEL 43 Cardinorma DropADEL 43 Cardinorma Drop200
HemonextHEMONEXT TABLET86
ADEL 44 Venorbis DropADEL 44 Venorbis Drop200
ADEL 49 Apo-Enterit DropADEL 49 Apo-Enterit Drop200

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References

  1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention [internet], Atlanta (GA): US Department of Health and Human Services; Stroke Signs and Symptoms.
  2. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: US National Library of Medicine; Weakness.
  3. Better health channel. Department of Health and Human Services [internet]. State government of Victoria; Fatigue.
  4. Merck Manual Professional Version [Internet]. Kenilworth (NJ): Merck & Co. Inc.; c2018. Weakness.
  5. Holbrook JH. Weakness and Fatigue. In: Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW, editors. Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition. Boston: Butterworths; 1990. Chapter 213.
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