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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
59 Doctors shared insights

Hypotonia (Overview)

Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group or affecting entire body.


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What could cause hypotonia in toddlers?

What could cause hypotonia in toddlers?

Many things: Hypotonia can be due to a neurologic disorder present from birth, it can be due to an acute illness, drugs and toxic exposures, etc. The specific answer in one child will depend the circumstances and all the other details of what's going on with that child. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
59 Doctors shared insights

Hypotonia (Overview)

Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group or affecting entire body.


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What is hypotonia?

What is hypotonia?

Low muscle tone: Think 2 bungee cords, one that is firm & bounces back quick & another that is loose & barely has any bounce in it. You can tell when you feel the cord which is sturdier. When a persons muscle tone is low, you can feel it when you massage the muscle. They will often appear weaker & have problems with posture and alignment. The athlete with good muscle tone has firm mucles that react well. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
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Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Could you explain what is hypotonia and is it treatable?

HYPOTONIA IN A CHILD: You didn't mention age. Hypotonia refers to abnormally diminished muscle tone, seen commonly in neurologically compromised premature or term infant. It may reflect abnormality in cerebral hemesphere, cerebellum, spinal cord, anterior horn cells, peripheral nerve or muscles. Metabolic and hormonal causes can be also. The infant is floppy. Treatment depends on cause, physical therapy always needed. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Any treatment for hypotonia? My son is now 9. Complications during delivery

Hypotonia: It depends on the underlying reason for the muscles decreased tone. But what ever the reason pt (physical therapy) and help strengthen the muscles by exercising them properly. ...Read more

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Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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Is there a cure for hypotonia?

Depends on cause: This is a big "what is the issue? " question. Some causes of hypotonia, such as inflammation, neuropathy, or neuromuscular disease can be cured or at least aided. Others, like some genetic disorders and muscular dystrophies, cannot. You need an accurate diagnosis so you can ask this question to your neurologist. Until then, the answer is maybe. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have your testosterone checked each morning
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Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a testosterone replacement as instructed
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My 4 months old has hypotonia, wide bridge to nose, eyes wide set, large fore head. Pediatrician unsure but I think somethink genetic is wrong?

My 4 months old has hypotonia, wide bridge to nose, eyes wide set, large fore head. Pediatrician unsure but I think somethink genetic is wrong?

Seek consultation: There is often a geneticist affiliated with a medical school or children's hospital that can help you find some answers. Some developmental pediatricians have also gained experience in determining which infant features suggest a syndrome or genetic issue. Your dr may be able to help you find a source or look to the above resources. ...Read more

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What is hypotonia?

Low muscle tone: Think 2 bungee cords, one that is firm & bounces back quick & another that is loose & barely has any bounce in it. You can tell when you feel the cord which is sturdier. When a persons muscle tone is low, you can feel it when you massage the muscle. They will often appear weaker & have problems with posture and alignment. The athlete with good muscle tone has firm mucles that react well. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What could cause hypotonia in toddlers?

Many things: Hypotonia can be due to a neurologic disorder present from birth, it can be due to an acute illness, drugs and toxic exposures, etc. The specific answer in one child will depend the circumstances and all the other details of what's going on with that child. ...Read more

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Are people with hypotonia hyperflexible?

Depends on tendons: Most joints are stabilized by tendons, which both direct and limit the possible motions of the joint. Muscle tone can contribute to limitation of joint range of motion but hyperflexibility is dependent upon ligamentous laxity, not floppy muscles. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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What is hypotonia and how serious is it?

Low Muscle Tone: It is a state of low muscle tone, often causes low muscle strength.
It is not a dosorder but a symptoms of many different diseases that effect nenvous system and muscles.
Degree of hypotonia is also important in managing the cndition with therapy. ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking magnesium supplements
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Consume potassium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking a potassium supplement
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 ounce per day
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What are the implications of a hypotonia diagnosis?

Hypotonia is a manif: Hypotonia is a manifestation of many different disorders, of the nervous system and diseases of muscles.
Long term effects in children with hypotonia depends on the severity of low muscle tone and any co existing conditions.
Hypotonia can be congenital due to genetic disorders or acquired ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypotonia?

What is the definition or description of: Hypotonia?

Hypotonia: Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group or affecting entire body. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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Is there a cure for hypotonia?

Depends on cause: This is a big "what is the issue? " question. Some causes of hypotonia, such as inflammation, neuropathy, or neuromuscular disease can be cured or at least aided. Others, like some genetic disorders and muscular dystrophies, cannot. You need an accurate diagnosis so you can ask this question to your neurologist. Until then, the answer is maybe. ...Read more

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Long term effects of hypotonia in toddlers?

Delayed motor traits: There is usually a delay in motor development milestones. For example may not sit until nine months, stand at12-14 months, walk at18-24 months. These babies an benefit from physical and or occupational therapy. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is hypotonia and is it treatable?

HYPOTONIA IN A CHILD: You didn't mention age. Hypotonia refers to abnormally diminished muscle tone, seen commonly in neurologically compromised premature or term infant. It may reflect abnormality in cerebral hemesphere, cerebellum, spinal cord, anterior horn cells, peripheral nerve or muscles. Metabolic and hormonal causes can be also. The infant is floppy. Treatment depends on cause, physical therapy always needed. ...Read more

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My toddler was diagnosed with mild hypotonia, what is that?

My toddler was diagnosed with mild hypotonia, what is that?

Low tone: Muscles have "tone"...Look at your own muscles and how they feel in a relaxed state and then in a contracted state. High tone means the muscles are rather stiff and contracted too much and low tone means. They are a bit relaxed. Low tone can be addressed with exercises and time. ...Read more

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I just read a report from a surgery I had. Said I needed to be "bagged" after surgery. Scary! Is this common? We didn't know I had hypotonia at time.

Support: Bagged refers to fact that anaeshesia had to assist your breathing for a time after they took out breathing tube while medications wore off. Not unusual and means they were paying attention and taking care of you. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Weak Muscle Tone (Definition)

Many physicians use this as the word atrophy in their notes. Typically used to describe a smaller appearance of a muscle or muscle group. Can be seen post operatively as well as ...Read more


Low Muscle Tone (Definition)

Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group ...Read more