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  General Weakness  
 
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Risk factors for General Weakness:
 
 
Autoimmune  Multiple Sclerosis / Risk

Circulation

  Thrombocytosis

Diet

  Dehydration
 A loss of 4-5% of body weight of fluid decreases the capacity for hard muscular work by 20-30%.

  Excess Water Consumption

Environment / Toxicity

  Magnesium Toxicity
  Electrical Hypersensitivity

Hormones

  Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism
  Hyperparathyroidism

Infections

  Yeast / Candida
  Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)

Mental

  Stress

Metabolic

  Hyperkalemia (Elevated Serum Potassium)
  Gilbert's Syndrome
  Hypoglycemia

Nutrients

  Hypokalemia / Potassium Need

Organ Health

  Hepatitis

Supplements and Medications

  (Past) cholesterol-lowering drug use
 Statins, a popular set of drugs used to lower cholesterol, can result in muscle weakness and pain, and even debilitating and life-threatening muscle damage. A new study offers the first evidence that a gene known as atrogin-1 plays a key role in statin-related muscle toxicity.

Statins such as Lipitor, Zocor, Pavacol and Mevacor lower cholesterol by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, a key enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. But they may also activate the gene atrogin-1 gene, which plays a key role in muscle atrophy.

Three separate tests showed that even at low concentrations, statin drugs led to atrogin-1 induced muscle damage. As the concentration was increased, the damage increased as well. [The Journal of Clinical Investigation December 2007; 117(12):3940-51]

Uro-Genital

  Andropause/Male Menopause
 The sensation of weakness, especially muscle weakness, may be due to the loss of muscle mass seen in andropause.
 
 

General Weakness suggests the following may be present:
 
 
Autoimmune  Multiple Sclerosis / Risk

Cell Salts

  Cell Salt, Calc Phos Need

Circulation

  Thrombocytosis

Environment / Toxicity

  Electrical Hypersensitivity
  Magnesium Toxicity

Hormones

  Hyperparathyroidism

Infections

  Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)

Laboratory Test Needed

  Liver Function That Should Be Checked

Organ Health

  Hepatitis
 
 

Recommendations for General Weakness:
 
 
DietNot recommended:
  Therapeutic Fasting
 Fasting should not be employed if a general weakness exists due to malnutrition.

Extract

  Bioperine (Black Pepper)

Lab Tests/Rule-Outs

  Test for Food Allergies

Mineral

  Potassium
 Sometimes weakness may be improved by potassium consumption, when dietary potassium is low.
 
 


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