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Your Progressive Weakness May Also be Known as:
Getting weaker and weaker
Weaker every day

Top 4 Progressive Weakness Causes

  1. 1.Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome (Hhs)

    Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a very serious sudden complication of type 2 diabetes in which blood sugar is dangerously high.

    This is a medical emergency. You will most likely be admitted to the hospital and receive fluids and electrolytes.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, being severely ill, severe fatigue, fruity odor on breath, frequent urination
    Symptoms that always occur with hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (hhs):
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  2. 2.Guillain - Barre Syndrome

    Certain immune system conditions can damage the peripheral nervous system (PNS) which connect the brain and spinal cord with the rest of the body.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an ER. Nerve damage can potentially impair your ability to control your heart and lungs. You may need to be admitted to the hospital.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, diarrhea, constipation, excessive sweating, general numbness
    Symptoms that always occur with guillain-barre syndrome:
    progressive weakness
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  3. 3.Aplastic Anemia

    Aplastic anemia occurs when the body stops creating enough blood cells

    You should seek immediate medical care at your primary care physician or an urgent care, where diagnostic tests (blood tests) can be done and if needed a referral to a hospital can be made.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, fever, new headache, racing heart beat, severe fatigue
    Symptoms that always occur with aplastic anemia:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  4. 4.Lambert - Eaton Syndrome

    Lambert Eaton Syndrome (LEMS) is an autoimmune condition, where the body attacks the connection between nerves and muscles.

    You should see a physician as soon as possible. The muscle weakness from LEMS can eventually begin to affect the muscles needed to breathe and cause life-threatening complications.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    weakness, general weakness, muscle aches, trouble swallowing, autonomic symptoms
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Progressive Weakness

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.How fatigued are you?
  • Q.Are you having any difficulty walking?
  • Q.Do you have muscle weakness affecting your entire body?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our progressive weakness symptom checker.

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Progressive Weakness Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced progressive weakness have also experienced:

    • 10% Fatigue
    • 5% Sleeping More Than Usual
    • 5% Headache
  • People who have experienced progressive weakness were most often matched with:

    • 23% Guillain - Barre Syndrome
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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