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Need expert help here. What are 5 kinds of muscular diseases?

Need expert help here. What are 5 kinds of muscular diseases?

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

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Are muscular dystrophy diseases inherited?

Are muscular dystrophy diseases inherited?

Yes, virtually all: Heredity varies from autosomal dominant to recessive and a few sex linked, but these are indeed genetically mediated muscle disorders. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are diseases of the muscular system?

I was wondering what are diseases of the muscular system?

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

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Is there a connection between amiocentesis and muscular diseases?

Is there a connection between amiocentesis and muscular diseases?

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

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Please tell me if there are any diseases that can affect the muscular system?

Please tell me if there are any diseases that can affect the muscular system?

Yes: There are many conditions that can affect the muscles in the body. It can be primary muscle diseases or diseases of the nerves or blood supply to the muscles. See your doctor for an exam and evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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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

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Please explain why is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy nicknamed kennedy's disease?

Please explain why is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy nicknamed kennedy's disease?

Discoverer: William r kennedy md first described it in 1966. Full report kennedy wr, alter m, sung jh. Progressive proximal spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy of late onset. A sex-linked recessive trait. Neurology. Jul 1968;18(7):671-80. ...Read more

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Looking for a dr in illinois specializing in als, muscular, neurological disorders or diseases.

Looking for a dr in illinois specializing in als, muscular, neurological disorders or diseases.

Medical school: Many excellent medical schools in Chicago, and within your state. Contact closest school, ask for Dept of Neurology, and you will find a sub-specialist who can address your concerns. ...Read more

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Why is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy also known as kennedy's disease?

Why is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy also known as kennedy's disease?

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 more

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A friend's child has been diagnosed with SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). Does this happen to be a mitochondrial disease?

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 more

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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?

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?

Sleeping enough?: There is a long list of possible causes, too many for 400 letters. We need 8 hours of sleep, more or less. If you are averaging 6 or less that may be part of the problem. Part only. Go see your doctor. Thats why we went to medical school. ...Read more

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A neighbor child has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). Is this a genetic disease?

A neighbor child has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). Is this a genetic disease?

Yes: It's an autosomal recessive disease. That means that it takes a copy of the defective gene from each parent. Most of the time the parents of a child with sma are carriers, meaning they only have one copy of the defective gene. It is not contagious. ...Read more