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How can neuromuscular disorders causes problems in the heart?

How can neuromuscular disorders causes problems in the heart?

Various mechanisms: Myotonic dystrophy causes heart block, may lead to sudden death, and may require a pacemaker. All people with muscular dystrophy develop cardiomyopathy and may get congestive heart failure. Multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral scerlosis don't usually cause cardiac complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Neuromuscular Disorders (Definition)

Neuromuscular disorders are disorders of the nervous system, muscular system, or both. Symptoms can include muscle ...Read more


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Can problems with the vagenus nerve cause heart attacks?

Can problems with the vagenus nerve cause heart attacks?

Vagus,heart attack: The vagus nerve is involved in complex brain body communication & control processes, including the cardiovascular system. Colloquial" heart attack" equates to Myocardial infarction, typically due to atherosclerosis. Vagal mechanisms can cause cardiac disorder. ...Read more

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What other problems can scoliosis cause? Can scoliosis cause other problems or complications in the body? .

Varies: Mild to moderate cases of scoliosis usually do not cause problems. Progressive and secure causes can cause cardiac and respiratory compromise, severe pain, and abdominal symptoms as well. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What are the different types of neuromuscular disorders?

There are many: There is lots of information on the Web about this subject. You might start here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/neuromusculardisorders.html. For more depth, there are comprehensive books on the subject, e.g. "Neuromuscular Disorders" by Amato and Russell. At 775 pp it's a good introductory text. ...Read more

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Stress really cause heart disease?I understand stress causing MI in person with underlying disease.But how can mood cause fat to deposit in arteries?

Stress really cause heart disease?I understand stress causing MI in person with underlying disease.But how can mood cause fat to deposit in arteries?

See below: Stress can affect your mood which can influence your immune and endocrine systems. Negative emotions can increase cytokines and other pro-inflammatory agents making blood vessels more susceptible to disease caused by cholesterol deposits and other substances. Poor diet, smoking and lack of exercise can worsen the problem. ...Read more

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What are some disorders that can affect the muscular system?

What are some disorders that can affect the muscular system?

Muscle disorder: Rhambdomyolysis from exercise injury, phosphate deficiency. Polimyositis (autoimmune disease), neurological disease involving motor neuron such as ALS, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory polyneuropathy. Endocrine disease such as severe hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency, and more. The differential is very wide. ...Read more

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What all can cause les motility disorders? Can exercising be one of the reasons?

What all can cause les motility disorders? Can exercising be one of the reasons?

Many things: You can discuss this with your gastroenterologist but i suspect this will be part of your own physiology. It appears it is related to reflux. Sometimes we can see you systemic medical conditions and this is something your gastroenterologist would look for. ...Read more

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What can cause vision problems in children?

Many: Refractive error would be the most common cause of vision problems in the pediatric age group. Uncorrected vision problems in childhood can lead to permanent inability to see in the affected eye (amblyopia). Cataracts, glaucoma and retinal problems can occur in children but are far less common than refractive error. ...Read more

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What things can cause vision problems in children?

What things can cause vision problems in children?

Many things: Children are subject to many eye diseases just like adults are. In addition, visual problems can cause a lasting effect in children whose visual systems are not yet fully developed. In general, it is recommended that a child receive an eye exam at 6 months, 3 years and then annually after age 6. ...Read more

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Does injury or abnormality in CNS or cranial nerves cause EKG changes or disturbance in electrical signals? Does nerve damages above c-1 cause breathing difficulties? How can they identify which nerves are damaged? From the symptoms?

The : The major nerve controlling heart rate, vascular tension, and gastrointestinal function is the vagus nerve. It is the 10th cranial nerve. It can be compressed or injured a few places between the brainstem and the chest. So, there is at least one way an injury to the neck or brainstem can relate to heart rate, ekg, and breathing. An injury "above c1" implies a brain injury. If it is located in the brainstem, it would have to be very small to be survivable. This area controls many functions that are "primitive"--that is to say, common to all animals. That would include heart rate and breathing. When we talk about brainstem injury, we talk about cranial nerve signs and "long tract" signs, meaning the extremities. By finding the intersection of the involved nerves, the area can be identified. Injuries above the brainstem can be a bit more difficult to localize. Cerebellar problems can be difficult to diagnose and often involve balance and coordination. The midbrain is a relay area of sensory and motor signals. The cerebral cortices, on the other hand, are reasonably well-mapped and those lesions can be recognized more easily. A neurologist or neurosurgeon can help diagnose and treat the problem. Often MRI is needed to help locate and diagnose the problem. To be useful, though, the images should correspond to the symptoms and exam findings. ...Read more

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Which cancers and/or diseases cause heart problems and migraines?

Which cancers and/or diseases cause heart problems and migraines?

Broad question: Any cancer that becomes metastatic to the pericardium will cause heart disease - breast and lung cancer are examples. Primary cancer of the heart occurs but is, thankfully, very rare. Migraines are genetically determined and influenced by hormone status. The 2 diseases are not related. Migraine is not generally a risk factor for heart disease altho may correlate with vasospastic disorders. ...Read more

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Can a slightly twisted sacrum cause nerve problems or any other types of problems in the future.

Can a slightly twisted sacrum cause nerve problems or any other types of problems in the future.

Sciatica: 20's female with twisted sacrum asks about future problems. Osteopaths regard sacroiliac joint (SIJ) nutation (also called "Short Leg Sign") & counternutation to be reflective of abnormal SIJ movements. These movements have been found associated with Hypermobility Syndrome, chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, IBS, & Interstitial Cystitis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart palpitations and can they lead to a heart attack?

What are the causes of heart palpitations and can they lead to a heart attack?

Many: Heart palpitations can be caused by structural heart disease, ischemia (occluded coronary vessels), electrolyte imbalances, drugs - pharmacologic and recreational, and many other things. Depending on what exactly the palpitations are and how severe, some can definitely lead to a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Not normally : Heart palpitation is normal during exercise. Can be exaggerated if you eat just before exercising, get dehydrated during exercise or if you use some supplements that increase metabolism. Also long runners sometimes develop diarrhea that could be associated with an exaggerated response. Hope this help. ...Read more

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How might problems in my mouth be linked to health problems in other parts?

How might problems in my mouth be linked to health problems in other parts?

Bacterial Spread: One theory suggests poor oral hygiene leads to more bacterial growth in the mouth which can enter our bloodstream through the gums. These bacteria can then deposit in blood vessels and cause hardening of the arteries, clots, and damage from our body's own immune response to bacteria in the blood (inflammation, etc.). ...Read more

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Can smoking be the cause of my sleep disorder?

Can smoking be the cause of my sleep disorder?

That depends on what: your sleep disorder is, but it is highly unlikely to be THE cause. However, in people with obstructive or central sleep apnea, smoking can contribute to the low oxygen levels that are part of the disorder. Restless leg syndrome, for reasons that aren't clear, is more common in cigarette smokers. Have to tell me exactly what your sleep disorder is for a better answer. ...Read more