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Had muscle weakness and muscle loss in arm and hand. Had Guillain Barre syndrome. Suggest?

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last six months had muscle weakness and muscle loss in rt arm and hand 15 years ago had guilian beere disease. general health very good. lost muscle between thumb and first finger
Posted Wed, 16 Oct 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Exercise would help to build

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

Present loss of muscle mass may not be related to the GB syndrome you had 15 years ago. The muscle loss and weakness could be due to lack of exercise or poor nutrition.

If the muscle loss is associated with numbness and paraesthesia then a neurological cause can be suspected.

I suggest you to improve your nutrition with increased protein consumption and exercise regularly to build up the muscle mass.

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Follow-up: Had muscle weakness and muscle loss in arm and hand. Had Guillain Barre syndrome. Suggest? 46 minutes later
its only on rt i believe its neurological. if it is what could it be?
i have some numbness in tips of finger.
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get Nerve onduction studies done

Detailed Answer:

If you have numbness, then it most likely is neurological.

Do consult neurologist and get a nerve conduction study done to identify the pattern of the disease to formulate treatment.

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