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A 41-year-old member asked:

What positive things can people who have charcot marie tooth do?

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Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
CMT: As with most degenerative diseases, solutions must often times be dynamic. Modifying the consistency of foods so that you may chew them easily, taking vitamin supplements that promote muscle and tissue strength, visiting a physical therapist familiar with the head and neck musculature and consider visiting your dentist more frequently to keep your teeth and soft tissue in optimal health.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the best kind of diet people with charcot marie tooth syndrome should follow?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Healthy: An exercise program (preferably directed by a physical therapist) along with a healthy diet. Foods that help muscle recovery include spinach, pineapple, eggs, chocolate milk and green tea. Follow advice from integrated health team including physician.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Help me out here: what is charcot-marie-tooth?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Genetic disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth disease is actually a group of genetically distinct disorders that have similar symptoms;it's the most common inherited neurologic disorder. Its symptoms start before 20 yrs old and include slowly progressing weakness starting in the muscles of the ends of the limbs (usually legs first).This leads to poor finger control, difficulty walking & frequent tripping.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of charcot-marie-tooth?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
CHARCOT MARIE TOOTH : Hereditary neuropathies type 1and 2 are the most common.Sx are weakness and atrophy of distal leg muscles, slowly progressive to adulthood.They usually wear leg braces.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does anyone out there have charcot marie tooth?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Tthere are document cases in literature.
A 45-year-old member asked:

If you have charcot marie tooth can you feel it?

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Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Yes: This inherited disease has many observable symptoms. It is well reviewed at: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001741/ i recommend if you think you may have this disease to contact your md for a proper evaluation and diagnosis.

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