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Is There An Over The Counter Treatment For Myotonia
My friend have myotonia. Now he going to get treatment through accupuncher . Will it cure this disease?
Not a cure: Myotonia is a specific form of muscle disorder where the muscle goes into a spasm and very slowing relaxes. It may be caused by toxic effects, medication effects, or genetic disorders. Acupuncture may help relax the involved muscle and help teach the patient how to control the spasms. But it will not cure the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptomatic Therapy: Myotonic dystrophy is probably the most common form of muscular dystrophy. It is a multisystem disease that includes dystrophy of muscle, myotonia, cardiopathy, ocular cataracts, and endocrinopathy. Myotonia can be treated with anticonvulsant drugs, cardiac , ocular and endocrine symptoms are treated as they would be in any other patient. There is no specific therapy for the underlying disorder. ...Read more
Im 43 I have myotonia (not sure if md or mc) it bothers me most in my tongue. It looks to me it's wasting. Any treatment to stop atrophy in my tongue?
Stay proactive: You need to know whether you have myotonic dystrophy or myotonia congenita, or something else you also have the right to know its exact genetic signature -- this is the 21st century. Neither disease is particularly treatable, but getting the exact information will enable you to join clinical studies and have what you need for support group membership. Sorry i can't offer more, good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No- but new types: Myotonia congenita used to be divided into either thomson or becker's disease. It now appears that there are over 80 mutations (in the chloride channel gene or a sodium channel gene) that contribute to a diagnosis of typical or atypical myotonia congenita. Identifying the particular gene mutation will lead to better personalized treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heel Cups, but...: As this is a condition that commonly affects active children, it is always a good idea to have this evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist to ensure that this is the correct diagnosis. Proper stretching should also always be included in a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, don't skip meds: Addison's disease is serious; represents adrenal failure (lack of glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids & sex hormones.) without these important hormones you have trouble with glucose metabolism, stress, severe fatigue, sodium & potassium balance, immune response, sexual development, sex drive. It's important to know why the adrenals are not functioning. Meds are prescription & taken for life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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