Constant Muscle Twitching and Benign Fasciculation

BFS - also known as ' muscle fasciculation syndrome ' , ' benign fasciculation ' and ' fasciculation syndrome ' - is a disorder of the nervous system characterized by uncontrolled contraction ( fasciculation ) of muscle groups in various parts of the body. You may or may not be associated with muscle cramps. Although it occurs most often in the muscles of the legs , arms and face may occur in all voluntary muscles , including those of language. As the name suggests , is a bit ' annoying that, fortunately, does not progress to a more severe neurological disorder benign .

                        Constant Muscle Twitching and Benign Fasciculation
The order can be placed - a contraction of the eyelids , for example - or become much wider and involves several limbs or even the abdominal muscles. They may be continuous or intermittent ; in fact, the majority of people will experience a degree of BFS at some point in their lives , without realizing that they have this condition . For example , a simple "tick" of the face is a localized fasciculation .

However, many people will be aware of the diagnosis of BFS when the symptoms become so widespread and persistent consult a doctor.

A more serious disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS ) - also known as Lou Gehrig's disease fasciculation as a dominant symptom . Although fasciculation is a feature of both BFS and ALS that of the former usually ceases when the affected muscle is exercised while the twitching in ALS patients persists whether the muscles are working or resting. A diagnosis of BFS is usually made after a complete neurological examination (including electromyography - EMG) has ruled out other more serious diseases .

                           Constant Muscle Twitching and Benign Fasciculation
Although the precise cause of BFS is known, can be associated with several factors , including acute viral disease , exercise, anxiety or drugs. Some authorities have suggested that insecticides can also be a trigger as fasciculations is one of the main symptoms observed in organophosphate poisoning .

Exercise stimulates muscle spasms in the majority of patients who BFS and is probably due to the higher than normal free radicals that are released by the body during prolonged exercise amounts .

Free radicals are a byproduct of the production of energy of the cell so that the longer and more intensely an individual more free radical exercises the body will produce. Therefore, endurance athletes are subject to overload the free radicals and oxidative stress. If prolonged exercise is associated with BFS , in all probability , the cause of the decline is caused by free radicals nerve and muscle excitability .

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Although there is no approved drug treatment BFS , anecdotal reports suggest that some people take advantage of a pharmaceutical or natural sedatives . However, clinical studies have been conducted to show that these products are more effective than placebo .

That prolonged exercise produces large amounts of free radicals and exercise is a strong element of BFS trigger oxidative stress is almost certainly one of the factors underlying the disease that contribute to this condition.

It is therefore not surprising that there are as reliable as dietary supplements rich in antioxidants are effective in treating this anecdotal evidence annoying, and often distressing condition .

It ' also possible that even people who do not suffer from exercise induced BFS may be subjected to oxidative stress for other reasons, and may reduce symptoms by increasing your intake of antioxidants per day .

Dr. Keith Scott is a medical doctor who used a supplement of spices for the treatment of benign fasciculation syndrome (BFS) . He has a special interest in nutrition and has written several books, including the ground breaking , " medicinal seasonings , The Healing Power of Spices " and "Natural Home Pharmacy " .
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