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Is any difference between myopathy, myalgia, and rhabdomyolysis?

Is any difference between myopathy, myalgia, and rhabdomyolysis?

Yes: Myopathy means diseases of muscles like muscular dystrophy, myosotis. Myalgia means pain in muscle. Rhabdomyolysis means death of muscle fibers. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Zimon
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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a primary disorder of the muscle. Myopathies can be congenital, acquired (often autoimmune) and part of hereditary syndromes. These are typically diagnosed based on clinical presentation, genetic testing, and muscle biopsy ...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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Can myopathy disease make u feel latargic and week?

Can myopathy disease make u feel latargic and week?

Absolutely: Myopathy is a problem with the muscles--be it the heart (cardiomyopathy) or the motor muscles (general myopathy). Depends on reason as how best to treat and reduce symptoms of fatigue and weakness (/lethargy). ...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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Is muscle distrophy and myopathy the same?

Is muscle distrophy and myopathy the same?

Different: Muscular dystrophy is usually an inherited form of muscle dysfunction with profound loss of the ability of the muscle to function over time. Treatment current for dystrophy is not satisfactory. Myopathy is any toxic or allergic loss of muscle function and usually responds to treatment. These are usually handled by neurologists but there are specialists in muscles only. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

Many symptoms: The mm are a group of disorders due to dysfunction of the mitochondria, which are the energy producing parts of the cell. Nerve and muscle cells need a great deal of energy and so are most affected. Symptoms depend on which enzymes / proteins are dysfunctional, but muscle, brain, heart and eye function can be affected. See: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/mitochondrial_myopathy for more info. ...Read more

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What chromosome causes myofibrillar myopathy?

What chromosome causes myofibrillar myopathy?

Several: Changes in these genes are associated with myofibrillar myopathy.
Bag3
cryab
des
flnc
ldb3
myot
you would need to check each of these for their chromosome position. ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

Mitochondrial myo-: Pathies are a group of neuromuscular disorders inherited from one's mother. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda. Org. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. See more on genetics at mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial myopathy? My sister has it.

What is mitochondrial myopathy? My sister has it.

Muscle biopsy proof: Myopathy associated with mitochondrial disease.
Maternal genetic transmission
Short stature, eye muscle paralysis, hearing loss & cardiac conduction defects. Overlap with other mitochondrial myopathies
She shold be under the care of neurologist & physiotherapist. ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy?

What is hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy?

Serious 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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Could you explain what is mitochondrial myopathy?

Could you explain what is mitochondrial myopathy?

Disease where: The mitochondria in muscles are not functioning properly and cause muscle weakness or atrophy of the muscle. The mitochondria is the "powerhouse" of the cell. When they do not function correctly, the cells loose power and either are not efficient or cause cell death. There's many different causes of this type of myopathy. See http://mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies
hope that helps! ...Read more

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I want to know what's the treatment of myopathy?

I want to know what's the treatment of myopathy?

Myopathy: Myopathy is just a general term referring to diseases of the muscle. The treatment is based on the type of myopathy in which cases there are treatments and in some cases not so. ...Read more

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What are the supplements taken to control myopathy?

What are the supplements taken to control myopathy?

Myopathy: Please restate your question. What kind of "myopathy" have you been diagnosed with? Myopathy is a generic term for any muscle abnormality, it is not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the right treatment of myopathy?

I want to know what's the right treatment of myopathy?

Surgery of getting -: Rid of the disk (s) or spurs causing the stenosis, to free up the nerves or the cord.
Discuss it with your spinal surgeon, as he'll give you the specific information your diagnosis requires. ...Read more

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What can I do about a mitochondrial myopathy condition?

What can I do about a mitochondrial myopathy condition?

Mitochondrial myo-: Pathies are a group of neuromuscular disorders inherited from one's mother. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information, resources & support from mda. Org. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. See more on genetics at mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritan ...Read more

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What diet/strenghtening is best with metabolic myopathy?

What diet/strenghtening is best with metabolic myopathy?

L carnitine: It is not clear what you mean concerning metabolic myopathy. Many conditions affect muscle metabolism. Most common is the use of steroids, then the diabetic state, and then congenital disorders of metabolism. One common condition is carnitine deficiency. Supplemental carnitine may be of value with little side effect. Basic good nutrition and appropriate exercise is also important. ...Read more

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Can someone with cardio myopathy go cold turkey from booze?

Can someone with cardio myopathy go cold turkey from booze?

Carefully: Someone with cardiomyopathy should not consume alcohol. However, some people who drink regularly and substantially become dependent on alcohol, and abruptly stopping can lead to dangerous withdrawal symptoms. You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments available for idiopathic myopathy?

Are there any treatments available for idiopathic myopathy?

Idiopathic: The term idiopathic as you may know means that your doctors are unable to determine a cause for the problem. When a condition is idiopathic it makes it very difficult to treat because we are unable to provide treatment based on the cause as it is unknown. Symptomatic treatments for myopathy may be provided. These may include things like pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, and steroids. Physical therapy may also help. However it would be best to discuss these with your doctor as he or she could help you with the specifics of your myopathy. ...Read more

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What does the part "trophic" in the word hypertrophic myopathy?

What does the part "trophic" in the word hypertrophic myopathy?

Get bigger: The word hypertrophic is based on hypertrophy, which is when cells (such as muscle cells) enlarge. The part "trophic" on its own does not mean anything in this case. ...Read more

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Please answer! What population does mitochondrial myopathy affect?

Please answer! What population does mitochondrial myopathy affect?

Mitochondrial myo-: pathies are a group of inheritable neuromuscular disorders. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda. Org. Mitochondria are cellular "power plants" that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. Http://mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance explains the patterns of inheritance. ...Read more

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Are there any natural homeopathic ways to treat muscular myopathy?

Are there any natural homeopathic ways to treat muscular myopathy?

Myopathies: There are many kinds of myopathies, and conventional treatment success with them is variable. Http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/myopathy/myopathy. Htm if wanting to try homeopathy, i'd suggest collaborative care between a neurologist and well-trained classical homeopath. Your case needs to be explored carefully to find individualizing characteristics that lead to a particular homeopathic remedy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the muscle condition 'central core myopathy'?

Central core disease: Central core disease is a myopathy that leads to weakness of the skeletal muscles. This can lead to hypotonia (absence of muscle tone) and infants that have this present with "floppy child syndrome". The term comes from the pathologic appearance of a void in the central part of the muscle fibers. The ryr1 gene is aberrant and there are abnormalities in calcium channels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is cerebral myopathy and what are the symptoms?

Can you tell me what is cerebral myopathy and what are the symptoms?

Not clear: Cerebral refers to brain and myopathy to disease of muscle, and brain possesses no intrinsic muscle. Not sure what you are asking. Please clarify, and ask again. ...Read more

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Why do some people develop hypertropic cardio myopathy and others not?

Why do some people develop hypertropic cardio myopathy and others not?

Genetics: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle caused by an abnormality in some of the genes that determine the structure of the heart muscle. People who possess the abnormal gene develop hcm; people with the normal gene do not. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister has mitochondrial myopathy what is that?

What do you suggest if my sister has mitochondrial myopathy what is that?

Mitochondrial myo-: pathies are a group of inheritable neuromuscular disorders. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda. Org. Mitochondria are cellular "power plants" that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. Http://mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance explains the patterns of inheritance. ...Read more

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What to do if I have autoimmune induced necrotizing myopathy. How common is this?

What to do if I have autoimmune induced necrotizing myopathy. How common is this?

Not too rare: Necrotizing myositis often presents as
Acute onset of muscle weakness with elevated muscle enzymes like CK. There can be also heart and lung disease. Some people have antibodies against signal recognition particles and muscle biopsy shows necrosis of muscle fibers and capillary damage. It is treated with immunotherapy. Cause may be viral or tumor. Not thought to be polymyositis. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more