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What is the name of the specific myopathy related to nerve damage due to uncontrolled diabetes?

What is the name of the specific myopathy related to nerve damage due to uncontrolled diabetes?

?amyotrophy: Diabetes frequently can affect peripheral nerve function, and thereby can cause weakness due to muscle atrophy. A condition called amyotrophy, or diabetic radiculopathy can affect the leg especially the thigh, and cause both pain and weakness. Primary muscle disease is caused by alternative pathology. ...Read more

Following A Diabetic Diet (Definition)

Your doctor and dietitian will design a diet just for you, based on your calorie needs, weight, stage of pregnancy, and baby's growth rate. In general, the diet will be low in fat and protein and high in complex carbohydrates (bread, cereal, pasta, rice) and fruits and vegetables. You will be advised to eat three meals and one or more snacks each day. Expect this diet to change periodically to meet the fluctuating nutritional needs associated with your ...Read more


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What is a myopathy?

What is a myopathy?

Disease of muscle: By definition, this is a problem primarily associated with muscular damage and weakness. Classically, many of the disorders are hereditary, e.g., muscular dystrophy, but others may be autoimmune, such as polymyositis. The term implies focal involvement of muscle, as contrasted with neuropathy, which points to nerve problems. ...Read more

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Can myopathy be cured ?

Can myopathy be cured ?

Depends on cause: Typically muscle disease can be treated and controlled, but many forms are hereditary and resist current therapies. Some of the inflammatory and mitochondrial forms can be also challenging. This is a rather difficult area, which is being researched continuously. A good online source is the US Muscular Dystrophy Assoc (MDA). ...Read more

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What diet is good for myopathys?

What diet is good for myopathys?

Do you have one?: Well, if you're a heavy alcoholic, that can GIVE you an alcoholic myopathy among other things; so that's 1 more reason not to be a boozer. In the case of inflammatory myopathies, a high-protein diet MAY be beneficial. Otherwise, there is no special diet for "myopathys." You've made the mistake of lumping all "myopathys" together. There are many different causes and hence different treatments. ...Read more

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What are the tests for myopathy?

What are the tests for myopathy?

Many: Ck with isoenzymes, electrolytes, magnesium, calcium, serum myoglobins, serum creatinine, urinalysis, complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation test, thyroid function tests, ast, electrocardiograph, genetic testing, antinuclear antibodies, electromyogram, mri, muscle biopsy. As you can see there are many tests, but the most important thing is to select a physician that is a specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myopathy?

What are the symptoms of myopathy?

Soreness, pain: Myopathy implies a problem/disease with muscle tissue. Symptoms include muscle pain and soreness, tenderness to the touch, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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Can I die from myopathy if I ignore it?

Can I die from myopathy if I ignore it?

Depends: Cardiomyopathy can be lethal depending on the cause and severity. There genetic forms of skeletal muscle diseases that are lethal, e.g., duchene muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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Cervical myopathy prognosis?

Cervical myopathy prognosis?

Myelopathy?: Cervical myelopathy means the symptoms due to pressure on the spinal cord from stenosis or disc herniations. This can be reversible with intervention such as surgery. However, without treatment is typically does tend to progress with weakness, numbness, etc. ...Read more

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Is myopathy why I have back problems?

Is myopathy why I have back problems?

Unlikely: Myopathy can weaken muscles and result in early back degeneration. This is very unusual, however. At age 44, if you have early back issues already, then this could be the problem unless your activity and job requirements have just accelerated the degeneration in the back. ...Read more

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What can I expect from cardio myopathy?

What can I expect from cardio myopathy?

It depends : Cardiomyopathies can have a wide range of clinical course from very few symptoms for many years to very severe symptoms in a short time period. Most are progressive but may be very gradual. Medications are avfirstbline of treatment. For the most severe, cardiac transplantation is undertaken. ...Read more

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How rare and what is myotubular myopathy?

How rare and what is  myotubular myopathy?

Very rare: Myotubular myopathy must be diagnosed by muscle biopsy with special stains to look at the myotubules. It is a form of congenital myopathy but can be rather serious in some cases. Others are quite mild. Usually not progressive, but can cause diffuse weakness and intolerance to exercise. Usually does not affect heart or lung function. But it can affect ability to swallow easily. ...Read more

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What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

Not related: Myopathy refers to damage to the muscles that can be caused by many diseases and drugs. Gout is a type of inflammatory joint disease caused by an immune reaction to crystals formed in the joints due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. ...Read more

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What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

Big differences: Myopathy refers to disease processes in the muscle tissue, while gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid. Gout usually attacks joints and soft tissues, not muscle. ...Read more

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Is myopathy a curable disease? Where do I go to have it treated?

Myopathy: Myopathy is a muscle disorder. There are various causes and etiologies. Many times it mnay be from medication or from an auto-immune or rheuymatological condition. If the underlying condition is treated, the myopathy may improve. ...Read more

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What are herbs that can treat muscular myopathy and where can I find them?

What are herbs that can treat muscular myopathy and where can I find them?

Don't exist: Myopathy refers to muscular pathology, and when present, is secondary to hereditary causes, acquired myositis, or associated with medication reactions. Medical therapies, may include steroids or immune-suppressants, vary depending on cause. Other the counter and herbal remedies would be nice, but, to date, muscular disorders seem not to respond to these approaches. See a muscle specialist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for myopathy?

What is the treatment for myopathy?

Varies: There many different type of myopathies arising from different trigger sites, so there is no one specific trestmen. ...Read more

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What is hypertropic cardio myopathy?

What is hypertropic cardio myopathy?

Significant disease: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more

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What is myoshi myopathy?

What is myoshi myopathy?

Muscular dystrophy: Myoshi is a form a muscular dystrophy usually starting in the calf around age 20, making it difficult to walk on toes. Might benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Woods
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Diabetic Kidney Problems (Definition)

The diabetes Melitus affects the part of the kidney which filter urine. These are called glomeruli. The dibetese causes the fine blood vessel in the glomeruli to close down, resuting in that filterstion function gradualy decreases to a point that both kidneys stop working. Therefore urine accumulates in the blood. it can be detected by doing blood tests( ...Read more


Dr. Jack Rubin
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Diabetic Nephropathy (Definition)

a progressive damaging effects to capillaries in/near glomeruli leading to local inflammatory change and scarring with subsequent malfunction in filtering the blood for reabsorbing useful blood components and excreting the unwanted metabolic wastes, which exact causes are still unclear, though, long-term high blood sugar is the culprit. This is usually a slow ...Read more