Diseases that affect the human body's muscular system include genetic disorders such as muscle dystrophy and cancers such as soft tissue sarcoma, according to MedlinePlus. Glycogen-storage diseases, tetany and myotonia congenita can also affect the muscular system, notes Encyclopædia Britannica.
Muscle dystrophy refers to several muscle diseases in which abnormal genes cause muscle loss and weakness. Most forms of muscle dystrophy are congenital diseases and affect a majority of boys, notes Mayo Clinic. Myotonia congenita is a type of muscle dystrophy that causes the enlargement and increased stiffness of muscles. Tetany is another medical condition that affects the muscular system by causing uncontrollable spasms in the muscles involving the arms, legs and voice box, according to Encyclopædia Britannica. Muscular atrophy is one indication of the presence of a muscular system disease.
Soft tissue sarcoma is a cancer that affects soft tissues, including the muscles, nerves, fat and blood vessels. Many types of soft tissue sarcomas develop in the arms and legs, states the American Cancer Society. Smooth muscle and skeletal muscle tissue tumors affect how the body's muscles work. Rhabdomyosarcomas are a type of malignant skeletal muscle tumor that commonly affects the arms and legs. Unlike leiomyosarcomas, another type of malignant tumor affecting smooth muscles, rhabdomyosarcomas affect children more often than adults.Learn More
Ankles make a clicking noise due to air pockets in the fluid that lubricates the ankle joint, small particles swishing around inside the joint, soft tissue damage, tendon movement or scar tissue, according to Octopus Clinic. A sprained ankle can also cause clicking noises in the joint.Full Answer >
As of 2013, the average cost of a neck lift was $4,012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This fee does not include anesthesia fees, the costs of the operating room and surgical supplies, pre-surgery testing fees, or the surgeon's fee for performing the procedure.Full Answer >
Radon is a radioactive compound that causes several different forms of cancer, such as lung cancer, breast cancer and skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Any symptoms related to these cancers, such as chest pain, coughing up blood, breast lumps and strange skin growths should be assessed immediately by a doctor. Radon is not known to produce any short-term symptoms as a result of exposure.Full Answer >
If a person has a bitter taste in his mouth when he eats, then he may have GERD, dental or gum problems, mouth yeast infection, respiratory tract infection, dehydration or an autoimmune condition according to WebMD and the Telegraph. GERD is a gastroesophageal reflux disease that causes symptoms of heartburn, chest pain, trouble swallowing, nausea and extra saliva with a bitter taste, according to WebMD.Full Answer >