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Degenerative Muscular Disease
Homework: Genetic (muscular dystrophies, storage diseases), immune (polymyositis), infectious (trichinosis, atrophy after nervous system polio), degenerative (inclusion body myositis), neoplastic (rhabdomyosarcoma). This is pretty much the same in any organ system. Not a helpful question for learning, sorry you were forced to "find the answer." there are many other ways of classifying. ...Read more
Muscular system ia: frequently affected by local trauma, but can also be a more global issue such as rhabdomyolysis or malignant hyperthermia or may be affected by a primary muscle disorder such as Muscular Dystrophy. Nerve muscle issues would include the myasthenia syndromes and myasthenia gravis. Nerve issues which lead to muscle dysfunction would include stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, et. ...Read more
No: amniocentesis is the process of obtaining fluid from the gestational sac, passing the thin needle under continuous ultrasound guidance through the uterine wall. It is no more dangerous to uterine muscle than an injection would be to a gluteal muscle. After a Cesarian, the uterine wall does just fine after bering sewn up with multiple stitches. ...Read more
I have suffering from muscular dystrophy from past 14 years my age 21 now. Now the disease has becoming sever now a days is there any stop to the dis?
Unlikely: There are many types of muscular dystrophy (duchenne, becker, mitochondrial). It would be important to know the type of muscle disease you have. Unfortunately, most of the treatments are supportive, not curative. There is ongoing research in diseases (such as duchenne muscular dystrophy), so there may be opportunities to participate in a research trial. I would recommend you see a neurologist. ...Read more
Kennedy's Diease: A debilitating neurodegenerative disease resulting in muscle cramps and progressive weakness due to degeneration of motor neurons in the brain stem and spinal cord. The condition is associated with mutation of the androgen receptor (ar) gene and is inherited as a x-linked recessive. As with many genetic disorders, no cure is known, although research continues. Described by dr kennedy in 1968. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with duchenne muscular dystrophy. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way i could connect with others with this disease?
Try mda.org: I would try getting in touch with the people at www.Mda.Org. They should be able to help. ...Read more
Is there a muscular disease that restricts your rib cage from expanding? Poor posture has caused my rib cage to become restricted by the muscles.
Muscular dystrophy: Gentle stretch and light strengthening.Get a more detailed answer ›
A friend's child has been diagnosed with SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). Does this happen to be a mitochondrial disease?
Most are gene mutatn: There are many subtypes of spinal muscular atrophy.Gene mutations have been associated with specific chromasomes including the x, 5th, 11th, 12th& 20th. This defect is generally passed as an autosomal recessive or x linked disorder. Other forms are possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What disease or illness should I look into if I feel tired, sleepy all the times, muscular and joint sored, decrease in memory and concentration?
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