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Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies In Children
Idiopathic myopathy.: Idiopathy means not know the cause yet. More and more former idiopathic disorders become well known etiology. The answer is if it is still idiopathic, the treatment should be the same of symptomatic management so far. ...Read more
M77, biopsy of vastus laterilus muscle says "secondary neurogenic atrophy with super imposed inflmatory myopathy" which disease this may be? Thanks
Your doctor needs: To findout if you have any cause for your neuropathy. This can be from many causes - usually diabetes or alcohol or other drugs are the cause. You need to go over with your doctor what possible things in your life are responsible for it. The secondary inflammation suggests you have a compromised immune system or slightly weakened one. People usually do not get inflammation of the muscle. ...Read more
What to do if I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and my childrens life?
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
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
It depends: Cardiomyopathies can have a wide range of clinical course from very few symptoms for many years to very severe symptoms in a short time period. Most are progressive but may be very gradual. Medications are avfirstbline of treatment. For the most severe, cardiac transplantation is undertaken. ...Read more
Don't exist: Myopathy refers to muscular pathology, and when present, is secondary to hereditary causes, acquired myositis, or associated with medication reactions. Medical therapies, may include steroids or immune-suppressants, vary depending on cause. Other the counter and herbal remedies would be nice, but, to date, muscular disorders seem not to respond to these approaches. See a muscle specialist. ...Read more
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
If you haven't yet: Listen to your wife. Get checked out. ...Read more
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
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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I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and family life?
No: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy needs to be followed closely, especially as it puts some (not all) people who have it at risk for sudden death on the sports field. It's fairly treatable both by conservative means and by operative interventions. Sex is the least of your worries. Good luck. ...Read more
What types of muscle myopathys are inherited&if tested positive for a myopathy but don't know what one how do I find out?
Physician can tell: A huge number of myopathies are hereditary but some of the most common and troublesome ones (polymyalgia rheumatica, inclusion body myositis, polymyositis / dermatomyositis) seem to strike at random. Your physician has a duty not just to tell you the diagnosis, but whether it's hereditary and where there's a risk to others. ...Read more
If I have been diagnosed with 50% myopathy in my left ventricle, is just watching and getting more exercise the best course?
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
Very rare: Myotubular myopathy must be diagnosed by muscle biopsy with special stains to look at the myotubules. It is a form of congenital myopathy but can be rather serious in some cases. Others are quite mild. Usually not progressive, but can cause diffuse weakness and intolerance to exercise. Usually does not affect heart or lung function. But it can affect ability to swallow easily. ...Read more
Myopathy: Yes, but labs and electrodiagnostic studies can be very useful as well. ...Read more
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