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Doctor insights on: Degenerative Nerve Diseases Peroneal Muscular Atrophy

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What symptoms of peroneal muscular atrophy are the most important?

What symptoms of peroneal muscular atrophy are the most important?

Weakness: Peroneal muscular atrophy is also know as charcot marie tooth disease (cmt), a genetic polyneuropathy that results in foot and leg weakness, potential for falls, secondary injury due to falls (e.g. Fractures), to name a few. Without getting into too much depth, much of the debility from this condition is due to the effects of foot/ankle/leg weakness. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What are the tests for peroneal muscular atrophy?

What are the tests for peroneal muscular atrophy?

Several: Several including: muscle biopsy, peripheral nerve biopsy, electrodiagnostic studies, blood tests as well as imaging studies of the spine and possibly brain depending on other clinical symptoms or findings as well as the history of this problem and family history if pertinent. A neurologist would be the one to see for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a gentle way to treat peroneal muscular atrophy?

Is there a gentle way to treat peroneal muscular atrophy?

Yes: Depends on what you consider gentle. Generally, physical therapy, bracing, orthotics, and conservative measures (heat/ice, analgesic balms for muscle soreness) are employed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Peroneal muscular atrophy?

What is the definition or description of: Peroneal muscular atrophy?

Nerve disorders: it's when there is a deficit in the function of the perineal nerve that innervates particular muscle groups, and those group become smaller, or atrophic, because of decreased muscle innervation ...Read more

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How can you make sure you don't get degenerative nerve diseases?

How can you make sure you don't get degenerative nerve diseases?

Nerve diseases: Which disease you have on mind? Just don't get old! i guess the disease that comes to my mind is B12 deficiency which may be treated. It causes anemia, peripheral neuropathy and dementia. Check your levels during your yearly physical exam or if you have symptoms suggestive of the above. Other neurological conditions cannot be prevented. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to save money and treat degenerative nerve diseases?

What disease?: I am unaware of degenerative nerve disease. You listed ALS and alzheiner's in your tags....Is that what you mean? ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

Loss of sensation: I'm assuming you are referring to peripheral nerve degeneration, which typically affects the longest nerves (toes and feet followed by fingers and hands). Loss of sensation predisposes to skin trauma and ulcers as well as joint changes. Loss of strength typically occurs later in the course. ...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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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

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Degenerative Nerve Diseases (Definition)

Degenerative nerve disease is a condition in which a person's nerves become more abnormal over time, and may eventually stop working. A person gets increasing problems with balance, movement, talking, swallowing, breathing, etc... Some conditions are hereditary (runs in families) due ...Read more