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Charcot Marie Tooth (Definition)

Charcot Marie Tooth or CMT is a group of inherited disorders that affect peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nerves are damaged also known as neuropathy. More about Charcot Marie Tooth: https://www. Cmtausa. Org/understanding-cmt/what-is-cmt/ ...Read more


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Is charcot marie tooth a bad thing to have?

Is charcot marie tooth a bad thing to have?

See below:: Charcot-marie-tooth disease is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 2, 500 people in the us. Also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (hmsn) or peroneal muscular atrophy, comprises a group of disorders caused by mutations in genes that affect the normal function of the peripheral nerves. There is no cure: offered-ot, braces, meds, surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of charcot-marie-tooth?

What are the symptoms of charcot-marie-tooth?

CHARCOT MARIE TOOTH: Hereditary neuropathies type 1and 2 are the most common. Sx are weakness and atrophy of distal leg muscles, slowly progressive to adulthood. They usually wear leg braces. ...Read more

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Can charcot-marie-tooth syndrome have a cure?

Can charcot-marie-tooth syndrome have a cure?

Charcot marie tooth: I'm not currently aware of a specific cure to this disease, however there are treatments to aleviate symptoms. Physical theropy, braces, exercises etc. Also there are powerful pain killing drugs available for those suffering from disableing pain. ...Read more

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Help me out here: what is charcot-marie-tooth?

Genetic disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth disease is actually a group of genetically distinct disorders that have similar symptoms;it's the most common inherited neurologic disorder. Its symptoms start before 20 yrs old and include slowly progressing weakness starting in the muscles of the ends of the limbs (usually legs first).This leads to poor finger control, difficulty walking & frequent tripping. ...Read more

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Does anyone out there have charcot marie tooth?

Does anyone out there have charcot marie tooth?

My friend does: My childhood friend does. He was diagnosed at a young age. As children he was much taller than all of us. He exhibited the telling signs of high arches and hammer toe. His fingers are permanently bent inward. He has had multiple surgeries and pushes through life. He is 51 years of age and still works full time! I am very proud of my friend. ...Read more

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If you have charcot marie tooth can you feel it?

If you have charcot marie tooth can you feel it?

Yes: This inherited disease has many observable symptoms. It is well reviewed at: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001741/ I recommend if you think you may have this disease to contact your md for a proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth syndrome?

How do you get diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth syndrome?

Genetic test: This syndrome is a herdaitory disease that affect the nervers and muscles of arms and legs in the early childhood or adult life and sometimes midlife. It could be diagnosed via physical examination, usually the legs muscule look like upside down champagne bottle, nerve conduction and reflexes 'emg, blood sample for genetic test ...Read more

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I wanted to know if charcot-marie-tooth syndrome has a cure?

I wanted to know if charcot-marie-tooth syndrome has a cure?

Charcot-Marie -Tooth: There is no cure for CMT, but physical therapy, occupational therapy, braces and other orthopedic devices, and even orthopedic surgery can help individuals cope with the disabling symptoms of the disease. In addition, pain-killing drugs can be prescribed for individuals who have severe pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Charcot Marie Tooth?

What is the definition or description of: Charcot Marie Tooth?

Charcot Marie Tooth: Charcot Marie Tooth or CMT is a group of inherited disorders that affect peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nerves are damaged also known as neuropathy.
More about Charcot Marie Tooth:
https://www. Cmtausa. Org/understanding-cmt/what-is-cmt/
https://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Disease-Fact-Sheet ...Read more

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What positive things can people who have charcot marie tooth do?

What positive things can people who have charcot marie tooth do?

CMT: As with most degenerative diseases, solutions must often times be dynamic. Modifying the consistency of foods so that you may chew them easily, taking vitamin supplements that promote muscle and tissue strength, visiting a physical therapist familiar with the head and neck musculature and consider visiting your dentist more frequently to keep your teeth and soft tissue in optimal health. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth. What do I need to know?

It is neuropathy: This disorder is congenital affecting the nerves, sensory, muscles causing weakness and deformities in the lower extremities. Mental is normal except the physical disabilities. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of diet people with charcot marie tooth syndrome should follow?

What is the best kind of diet people with charcot marie tooth syndrome should follow?

Healthy: An exercise program (preferably directed by a physical therapist) along with a healthy diet. Foods that help muscle recovery include spinach, pineapple, eggs, chocolate milk and green tea. Follow advice from integrated health team including physician. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with charcot marie tooth at 40 years old. Is it common to be diagnosed at this age? When should I have my children tested?

I was just diagnosed with charcot marie tooth at 40 years old. Is it common to be diagnosed at this age? When should I have my children tested?

Symptoms???: Genetic counseling and testing is advised if there is a strong family history of the disorder.
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if there is persistent weakness or decreased sensation in the feet or legs.
http://www. Cmtausa. Org/index. Php? Option=com_content&view=article&id=74. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for charcot-marie-tooth?

What is the treatment for charcot-marie-tooth?

Mostly Symptomatic: Unfortunately, there is no cure for CMT disease. There are at least 5 different types. How the kid does clinically depends also on its type. Treating pain with medications, orthopedic braces, occupational and physical therapy etc are the main stay of treatment. I assume that the diagnosis is already made, with the help of a geneticist, neurologist etc. ...Read more

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How will having charcot-marie-tooth affect me down the road?

Hereditary: Not all will be affected by this disorder. They are autosomal dominant ...Read more

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Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get charcot-marie-tooth?

Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get charcot-marie-tooth?

Genetic disorder: Charcot Marie Tooth is a neurmuscular disorder that is genetically based. It is not acquired by lifestyle issues. ...Read more

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Any docs familiar with charcot-marie-tooth syndrome? What can you tell me about it?

Any docs familiar with charcot-marie-tooth syndrome? What can you tell me about it?

Charcot-Marie: Tooth syndrome is one of the most common hereditary neurological disorders. It is motor and sensory neuropathy, affecting peripheral nerves. It is manageable, but not curable disease and has nothing to do with dentistry. ...Read more

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I have charcot marie tooth. I'm 34 and having problems with erections can this be from the cmt?

I have charcot marie tooth. I'm 34 and having problems with erections can this be from the cmt?

Yes: You have a neurological disorder and blood vessel disease that can impair penile function. This may initially respond to ed pills. ...Read more

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What's charcot marie tooth disease?

What's charcot marie tooth disease?

Genetic Disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) disease is an inherited disorder of the peripheral nerves. Cmt and other inherited disorders are due to defects of genes for various proteins in the nerve fibers. Usually the first signs of CMT are that the child or teenager has problems with his feet. He may have ankle sprains, tripping, or appear clumsy. Special genetic tests are available to identify some types o cmt. ...Read more

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What is charcot marie tooth disease?

What is charcot marie tooth disease?

Hereditaryneuropathy: The foot of a person with charcot–marie–tooth disease. The lack of muscle, a high arch, and claw toes are signs of this genetic disease. ...Read more

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What is Charcot Marie tooth disease?

Here is a link: With all the info: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/detail_charcot_marie_tooth. Htm ...Read more

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What is charcot marie tooth disease?

Genetic Disorder: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) disease is an inherited disorder of the peripheral nerves. Cmt and other inherited disorders are due to defects of genes for various proteins in the nerve fibers. Usually the first signs of CMT are that the child or teenager has problems with his feet. He may have ankle sprains, tripping, or appear clumsy. Special genetic tests are available to identify some types o cmt. ...Read more

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What exactly is charcot marie tooth disease?

What exactly is charcot marie tooth disease?

See a neurologist: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are muscle weakness and decreased muscle size, considered a hereditary, neurological disorder. See a neurologist for management. ...Read more

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What are genetic tests for charcot-marie-tooth?

What are genetic tests for charcot-marie-tooth?

Chromosomal studies: A blood test for chromosomes and looking at dna. Other tests include:
nerve conduction study -a test that measures the speed and amplitude of nerve impulses in the extremities
electromyogram (EMG) -a test that records the electrical activity of muscle cells
dna blood test-to confirm certain types of cmt, even if there are no symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is charcot-marie-tooth disease?

Neuropathy: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) comes in a few different types. They are genetic disorders that affect function of peripheral nerves and are known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (hsmn). They are slowly progressive diseases that often start in the 1st or 2nd decade and have progressive sensory and muscle function in the legs (starting at the feet) and progress upward, affecting arms too. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for charcot marie tooth disease?

Are there any cures for charcot marie tooth disease?

Unfortunately, no: It is inherited and can only be managed after it's onset. If you are worried about it, there is some genetic testing that can tell you if you have one or more of the 40 different genes that cause it. ...Read more

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How common is charcot-marie tooth disease?

Rare: This syndrome happens 1 in 2500 people. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about charcot marie tooth disease?

See a neurologist: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are muscle weakness and decreased muscle size, considered a hereditary, neurological disorder. See a neurologist for management. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is charcot marie tooth disease?

Hereditary condition: Charcot marie tooth disease is a hereditary condition that effect the nerves going to the feet, ankles, and legs. The muscles may be effected. One with this disease may have difficulty walking, may trip more. And have an unsteady gait. ...Read more