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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 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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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 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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Is cardiac myopathy curable?

Is cardiac myopathy curable?

See Below: It certainly is treatable with excellent results but not likely to be cured depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What is hollow viscus myopathy?

What is hollow viscus myopathy?

Let me explain: A digestive disorder where the intestines are unable to contract normally and push food through the digestive system. This results in symptoms similar to an obstruction and hence the name pseudo-obstruction. The walls of the affected gastrointestinal tract becomes thin and the muscles that control its motion start to degenerate. ...Read more

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Can myasthenia gravis cause myopathy?

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Can myasthenia gravis cause myopathy?

Myasthenia: It is a Neuromuscular disease characterized by muscle weakness & fatigue, mostly from circulating antibodies that block Acetylcholine receptors at neuromuscular junctions. Treatment is with Acetylcholine esterase inhibitors or Immuno suppressants. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypertrophic cardiac myopathy?

Hypertrophic Cardiac: Causes of hcm are either inherited (mutations in genes in heart muscle proteins), high blood pressure, aging, diabetes, thyroid disease, or cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Muscular dystrophy and myopathy, are these related?

Muscular dystrophy and myopathy, are these related?

Yes: Muscular dystrophies are a subgroup of myopathies characterized by muscle degeneration and weakness. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is steroid induced myopathy?

Could you explain what is steroid induced myopathy?

Too much steroids: It comes from too many steroids given for asthma, inflammation from different entities that results in more proximal muscle weakness and you have to stop taking them to get better also take in protein and exercise unless it results from a tumor that secretes steroid type compounds it is thought to arise from decrease in muscle protein metabolism causing atrophy. ...Read more

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What is steroid induced myopathy, and what kind of steroid causes it?

What is steroid induced myopathy, and what kind of steroid causes it?

Weakness: Any synthetic steroid can cause a steroid induced muscular weakness. They cause proximal muscle weakness preferentially and affect large muscle groups. ...Read more

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What is the longest known survival period in a case of cardio myopathy?

What is the longest known survival period in a case of cardio myopathy?

Depends: It depends on your ejection fraction and overall health. See a cardiologist and get yourself the best chance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about professional athletes that have a mitochondrial myopathy disorder?

Can you tell me about professional athletes that have a mitochondrial myopathy disorder?

Mitochondrial myopat: A person with a mitochondral myopathy would not likely made it to the status of a professional athlete - I have not heard of one. ...Read more

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I have sps&a pos. Myopathy biopasy. Seeing special doc for the sps. I keep asking him about my children&what's their chance of getting it?

I have sps&a pos. Myopathy biopasy. Seeing special doc for the sps. I keep asking him about my children&what's their chance of getting it?

Stiff person: Syndrome, correct? Nobody really understands this curious and very rare entity. Your specialists probably won't tell you that the risk to your kids is near-zero because of the lawyers, but's the truth. I could find a single 1972 account of a family in which a similar illness is transmitted genetically. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1281530/. ...Read more

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Can myopathy attack only the hands or fingers?

Can myopathy attack only the hands or fingers?

No: Myelopathy can attack muscle throught the body depending on the type. You need to be followed by a neurologist. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my myopathy go away?

How fast can I make my myopathy go away?

What type?: Hard to guess, depending on the type of myopathy prognosis can be decided. ...Read more

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Do I have to take medicine for myopathy?

Do I have to take medicine for myopathy?

Myopathy: Myopathy means muscle pathology or disorder. There are many causes of muscle disease, i.e. Many muscle diseases. Whether or not medicine is needed depends on the specific muscle disease. Consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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What part of the body does myopathy affect?

What part of the body does myopathy affect?

Depends on the level: At which its affected. The spinal cord lesion, say is at the C4 level, then the affected body part would be the shoulder and side of the neck.
So if the lesion is at L3-4 level, then affected side's knee area would be affected.
See a Spine surgeon to explain it to you, which particular site and the cause of the lesion responsible for it.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about holloviseral myopathy?

Can you tell me about holloviseral myopathy?

Hollow Visceral Myo-: Pathy = inability of intestinal smooth muscle to propel food, air & stool normally, causing obstruction without a lesion that blocks passage. It can be from inherited genetic defects affecting intestinal nerve & muscle cells, genetic syndromes or auto-immune & neurological diseases. Bladder function is often impaired, also. Biopsy of the walls of the bowel & bladder diagnose the type. ...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 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?

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

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