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Marijuana Dilated Myopathy
Drugs: It depends on the specific type, but generally speaking the answer is drug therapy. Most patients should be on Carvedilol or metoprolol succinate, an ace-inhibitor (ends in -pril) or arb (ends in -artan), and, ideally, an aldosterone blocker like spironolactone. Black patients also benefit from a combination of 2 meds called Hydralazine and isosorbide. Diuretics are used in most patients as well. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Do you have one?: Well, if you're a heavy alcoholic, that can GIVE you an alcoholic myopathy among other things; so that's 1 more reason not to be a boozer. In the case of inflammatory myopathies, a high-protein diet MAY be beneficial. Otherwise, there is no special diet for "myopathys." You've made the mistake of lumping all "myopathys" together. There are many different causes and hence different treatments. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Absolutely: Myopathy is a problem with the muscles--be it the heart (cardiomyopathy) or the motor muscles (general myopathy). Depends on reason as how best to treat and reduce symptoms of fatigue and weakness (/lethargy). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Find the cause: Like any disease, your best chance of relief is to find the cause. Find the cause. In the meantime avoid too much exertion which could further damage diseased muscle fibers. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Depends on the level: at which its affected. The spinal cord lesion, say is at the C4 level, then the affected body part would be the shoulder and side of the neck. So if the lesion is at L3-4 level, then affected side's knee area would be affected. See a Spine surgeon to explain it to you, which particular site and the cause of the lesion responsible for it. Good Luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
Get seen: This could be serious, especially given that kids are possibly involved. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. Don't guess, get answers. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Myopathy = muscle: weakness & wasting from abnormal structure or metabolism of muscle cells. OMIM.org lists 586 genetic defects that cause congenital myopathies. The many disorders that cause acquired myopathies are on clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/myopathy/. History, family history, physical & neurological exams, muscle biopsy, genetic & other lab studies are needed for diagnosis. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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