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Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies Signs
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
Weakness: Of affected muscles.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See belwo: Gabapentin is a very commonly used medications for people who have painful symptoms due to problems with their nerves (neuropathy). It was origiannly designed as a medicine for epilepsy (seizures) but is used much more for pain conditions. It is considered safe after over 20 years of use and does not interact with other medications. Itcan have side effects such as weight gain, swelling, drowsiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 year-old with muscle weakness and pain our son (shawn) had a probe placed into his thigh several weeks ago and the doctor confirmed myopathy. Since that test, shawn has had a muscle biopsy procedure at the hospital (thigh). The results showed no signs
Your : Your son probably does have a myopathy. The problem with a muscle biopsy is that the piece of tissue taken out is very small and may miss affected muscle. Your doctor has probably done a CPK test. This is a blood test that measures an enzyme released when muscle is damaged. There are also special stains that are used to look for different causes of myopathy on biopsy material. There is a dry blood spot test that looks for acid maltase deficiency that can present with muscle weakness and pain. The testing is paid for by the company that makes an enzyme replacement therapy for it. I hope this gets sorted out for you soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you haven't yet: Listen to your wife. Get checked out. ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I suggest you be-: -seen and followed by a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 to do if I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and my childrens life?
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?
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