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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

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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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 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

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If I have been diagnosed with 50% myopathy in my left ventricle, is just watching and getting more exercise the best course?

If I have been diagnosed with 50% myopathy in my left ventricle, is just watching and getting more exercise the best course?

And...: Being on the right medications. The combination of proper medication, exercise, and time can improve your heart function and quality of life immensely. Good luk! ...Read more

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I have" steroid induced myopathy w/weakness" will it get better if I do not take steroids?

Very likely: Steroid induced myopathy typically gets better when the steroids are discontinued. A lot depends on the type of steroids and the duration of the steroids. Also, you need to balance the myopathy with the rationale for the steroids. There are some situations (ie. Brain tumors) when they are essential for the treatment and management of a different disorder. In general, we try to limit steroid use. ...Read more

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Are there any promising drugs out there to reverse steroid myopathy? Or is the treatment just exercise

Are there any promising drugs out there to reverse steroid myopathy? Or is the treatment just exercise

Exercise and weight: Training are the mainstays to building up muscle. I don't know of any drug to help reverse myopathy. ...Read more

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What is the best type of exercise and diet for someone with a genetic metabolic myopathy such as CPT II deficiency?

What is the best type of exercise and diet for someone with a genetic metabolic myopathy such as CPT II deficiency?

Different approach: Not so easy with a metabolic muscle disease. Mostly would suggest very low exertion activities, and at first sign of cramping, rest immediately. Swimming might not be a bad choice but would do with companion in shallow water. Would definitely work with a physical therapist to fine tune all of this. ...Read more

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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 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

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What to do about myopathy?

What to do about myopathy?

Myopathy = muscle: Weakness & wasting from abnormal structure or metabolism of muscle cells. OMIM. Org lists 586 genetic defects that cause congenital myopathies. The many disorders that cause acquired myopathies are on clevelandclinicmeded. Com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/myopathy/. History, family history, physical & neurological exams, muscle biopsy, genetic & other lab studies are needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you treat myopathy?

How do you treat myopathy?

Find the cause: Like any disease, your best chance of relief is to find the cause. Find the cause. In the meantime avoid too much exertion which could further damage diseased muscle fibers. ...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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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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What percentage of people have myopathy?

What percentage of people have myopathy?

Myopathy = muscle: Weakness & wasting from abnormal structure or metabolism of muscle cells. 586 specific genetic defects cause congenital myopathies. Causes of acquired myopathies are on clevelandclinicmeded. Com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/myopathy/. If personal & family history, physical & neurological exams, muscle biopsy & molecular genetic studies yield a diagnosis, your? Can be answered. ...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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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 definition or description of: Myopathy?

What is the definition or description of: Myopathy?

Muscle disorder: 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 and occasionally electrodiagnostic testing. ...Read more

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Progressive degenerative myopathy, what is this disorder?

Progressive degenerative myopathy, what is this disorder?

Muscle degeneration: There are several types of progressive muscle degeneration. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is one of the better known. Other variants of muscular dystrophy are less severe. Spinal muscular atrophy results from loss of anterior horn cells in the spinal cord that causes progressive degeneration of the involved muscles with weakness. Toxic myopathy can occur including associated with steroid use. ...Read more

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Need help husband has myopathy willing to go off all meds for reaserch&diagnosis we have kids&one of them already has signs help please?

Need help husband has myopathy willing to go off all meds for reaserch&diagnosis we have kids&one of them already has signs help please?

Search for help: Last message lists research sites, but with the child having symptoms, sounds very likely of genetic origin, and this needs further assessment, again at a research facility. Include all children in such a study. Hang in there, many facilities have research and insights. ...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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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 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more