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What causes choking and general weakness? 6 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Stroke Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical care. Learn about the signs of a stroke and what to do.

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2

Muscular Dystrophies

Muscular dystrophies are a group of inherited diseases that damage and weaken your muscles over time. This damage and weakness is due to the lack of a protein.

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3

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a neuromusclar disorder. It results in weakness of the skeletal muscles, and can cause double vision and drooping of the eyelid.

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4

Spinal Cord Injury

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A spinal cord injury, or damage to the spinal cord, is an extremely serious type of physical trauma. It will likely have a lasting and significant impact on most aspects of daily life. According to the Nationa...

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5

Polio

Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that attacks the body's nervous system.

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6

Multiple Sclerosis Overview

The things you've wanted to know about MS are all in one place. Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and lifestyle management.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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