MUSCLE WEAKNESS

INTRODUCTION

MUSCLE WEAKNESS MUSCLE WEAKNESS

Muscle weakness happens when your full effort doesn’t produce a normal muscle contraction or movement.
It’s sometimes called:

  • reduced muscle strength
  • muscular weakness
  • weak muscles

Short-term muscle weakness affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives, whether they are ill or simply need to rest. A strenuous workout, for example, will exhaust your muscles until you give them time to recover with rest. If you experience persistent muscle weakness, or muscle weakness with no obvious cause or normal explanation, it could be a sign of an underlying health problem. Voluntary muscle contractions are usually caused when your brain sends a signal to a muscle via your spinal cord and nerves. Muscles may not contract normally if your brain, nervous system, muscles, or the connections between them are injured or affected by disease. This can result in muscle weakness.

SYMPTOMS OF MUSCLE WEAKNESS MUSCLE WEAKNESS

This guide will focus on true weakness, which is defined as decreased muscle power. Symptoms of muscle weakness include difficulty rising from a chair, brushing your hair, lifting an object from a high shelf, or dropping items. Depending on which muscles are weak, it may cause eyelid drooping or difficulty smiling.

It is important to note that people suffering from other symptoms such as fatigue, sleepiness, or depression frequently report feeling weak, and it can be difficult to distinguish some of these from actual muscle weakness. If you are not sure if this guide is for you, it is suggested to read through it and see if the symptoms discussed apply to you. Additionally, it is worth noting that some people may feel weak due to pain. Weakness and pain can coexist, but this guide is not concerned with the causes of diffuse pain.

WHAT CAUSE MUSCLE WEAKNESS MUSCLE WEAKNESS

​Muscle weakness is most often caused by a lack of exercise, ageing, a muscle injury, or pregnancy. Long-term conditions such as diabetes or heart disease can also cause it. Other potential causes include stroke, multiple sclerosis, depression, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME).

Causes of Muscle Weakness

Explanation

​Lack of Exercise

Lack of muscle fitness (deconditioning) is one of the most common causes of muscle weakness. It may occur because of an inactive (sedentary) lifestyle. If muscles are not used, then the fibers within the muscles are partially replaced with fat.

Ageing

​As we age, our muscles tend to lose strength and bulk and they become weaker. Whilst most people accept this as the natural consequence of age – particularly great age – it is frustrating to be unable to do the things you could manage when younger.

Infections

Infections and illnesses are amongst the most common causes of temporary muscle fatigue. This is usually through muscle inflammation. Even though recovery is usual, if inflammation is severe (such as a bad bout of influenza), the weakness can last quite a while.

Pregnancy

During and just after pregnancy, high levels of steroids in the blood, together with a tendency to be relatively lacking in iron (anemia), can cause a feeling of muscle tiredness. This is normal in pregnancy and whilst some exercise is still sensible, when pregnant you need to be particularly careful when exercising.

CURRENT TREATMENTS TREATMENTS

Your healthcare provider will recommend appropriate treatment once they have determined the cause of your muscle weakness. The severity of your symptoms, as well as the underlying cause of your muscle weakness, will determine your treatment plan.

Here are some of the treatment options for conditions that cause muscle weakness:

  • ​Physical therapy

 Physical therapists can suggest exercises to improve your quality of life if you have conditions such as MS or ALS.

  • Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy can be especially helpful during the stroke rehabilitation process. Therapists can recommend exercises to address weakness in one side of your body and help with motor skills.

  • Medication

Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, Thyroid hormone replacement is used to
treat hypothyroidism. Standard treatment usually involves taking levothyroxine (Levoxyl, Synthroid), which is a synthetic thyroid hormone.

  • Dietary changes

Changing your diet can help remedy electrolyte imbalances. Your healthcare provider may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide, or potassium oxide depending on your needs.

  • Surgery 

Surgery may be used to treat certain conditions, such as a herniated disc or hyperthyroidism.

WHAT WE OFFER? OFFER?

CELLULAR RESEARCH - SCITRON SCITRON

Scitron is a Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), derived from human umbilical cords. Upon treatment, the cultured cells are injected intramuscularly or intravenously into the patient. The cells are characterized by low immunogenicity, making them very safe, tolerable, and free of side effects.

STEM CELL RESEARCH - CELLTIMAX CELLTIMAX

CelltiMax is a product derived from human umbilical cord-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs). The cells are cultured, then administered to the patient via intramuscular or intravenous injection. They have the ability to differentiate into specialized cells with specific functions for various parts of the body, and can reduce inflammation, repair, renew, regenerate, and replace damaged cells.

HOW DOES IT WORK? IT WORK?

MSCs (mesenchymal stem cells) have already demonstrated therapeutic potential in animal models and human clinical trials for the treatment of a variety of degenerative disorders, including those related to muscle. MSCs can modulate and repair the abnormal condition of the myocytes (muscle cells).

There are several explanations for the role of MSCs in the treatment of muscle weakness. In vitro, MSCs can differentiate into specifically interested cells. When introduced into the body, they stimulate tissue repair by protecting it from programmed cell death and/or modulating inflammation (the underlying pathological process in many disorders), as well as forming new blood vessels via secretory molecules. MSCs are known to produce and secrete growth factors, cytokines, mRNA, and other biologically active molecules that provide functional benefits.

BENEFITS OF OUR TREATMENTS OUR TREATMENTS

Beneficial Actions of Stem Cells for Muscle Weakness

Results Achieved with Stem Cell Treatment for Muscle Weakness

​Cross the endothelial brain barrier

Enhanced immunity

Migrate to sites of injury

​Improved metabolism

​Communicate with and alter nearby cells

Reduced repetition

​Encourage existing cells to self-repair

Increased communication ability

​Immune modulation

​Improved memory and learning capacity

​Transform into neurons

Improvements in verbal skills, writing skills, self-care skills, attention span, and concentration

​Promote the formation of nerve cell axons

Tolerance of different foods

OUR OFFERED PACKAGE PACKAGE

Scitron
MYR 1,599
36
​starting price
  • 1x MSCs infusion derived from human umbilical cords
  • 1x Free Full Pre-MSCs health screening blood test and Doctor's consultation (inclusive of tumour and inflammatory markers)
  • 1x Certificate of Analysis (COA) from our cGMP-certified Stem Cells Laboratory certifying the MSCs and confirming the following test: Viability, Sterility, Morphology, Potency, Stability and Cell Culture Testing
  • 1x Free Full Post-MSCs health screening blood test and Doctor’s consultation
  • 1x Free CelltiX infusion (redeemable within 3 months Post-MSCs infusion)
  • 3x Free Stem Cells Mask (3D V-LIFT)
RECOMMENDED
CelltiMax
MYR 17,767
90
​starting price
  • 1x MSCs infusion derived from human umbilical cords
  • 1x Free Full Pre-MSCs health screening blood test and Doctor's consultation (inclusive of tumour and inflammatory markers)
  • 1x Certificate of Analysis (COA) from our cGMP-certified Stem Cells Laboratory certifying the MSCs and confirming the following test: Viability, Sterility, Morphology, Potency, Stability and Cell Culture Testing
  • 1x Free Full Post-MSCs health screening blood test and Doctor’s consultation
  • 1x Free CelltiX infusion (redeemable within 3 months Post-MSCs infusion)
  • 3x Free Stem Cells Mask (3D V-LIFT)
RECOMMENDED

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Review your medical history & recent evaluations

Explore what your treatment package might look like​

Answer any questions you have about us

Answer any questions you have about the therapies

Discuss practical next steps,
​if you feel we can effectively treat you