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Dr. Richard Zimon
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Myopathy (Overview)

Myopathy is a general term describing the presence of disease in muscle. It is a disorder that may be inherited or developed during an individual


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How do you treat myopathy?

How do you treat  myopathy?

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 more

Dr. Richard Zimon
128 doctors shared insights

Myopathy (Overview)

Myopathy is a general term describing the presence of disease in muscle. It is a disorder that may be inherited or developed during an individual


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What are the symptoms of myopathy?

What are the symptoms of myopathy?

Soreness, pain: Myopathy implies a problem/disease with muscle tissue. Symptoms include muscle pain and soreness, tenderness to the touch, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 more

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What are the tests for myopathy?

What are the tests for myopathy?

Many: Ck with isoenzymes, electrolytes, magnesium, calcium, serum myoglobins, serum creatinine, urinalysis, complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation test, thyroid function tests, ast, electrocardiograph, genetic testing, antinuclear antibodies, electromyogram, mri, muscle biopsy. As you can see there are many tests, but the most important thing is to select a physician that is a specialist. ...Read more

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What types of muscle myopathys are inherited&if tested positive for a myopathy but don't know what one how do I find out?

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

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Can having muscle myopathy cause you to be light headed?

Can having muscle myopathy cause you to be light headed?

Thanks for asking!: First rule out cardiac cause . Also suggest that medications you take can also be a factor.A review by your doctor is suggested! ...Read more

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I have a fast resting heart rate and low blood pressure. Does this mean my heart is not efficient? Could I have heart trouble valve or myopathy?

I have a fast resting heart rate and low blood pressure.  Does this mean my heart is not efficient?  Could I have heart trouble  valve or myopathy?

? POTS: Although there is very little other information, you could possibly have paroxysmal orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. The increase in heart rate would in particular occur upon standing. This can be accompanied by associated decrease in blood pressure - with lightheadedness, fatigue, excessive thirst. If chronic, can prompt cold extremities, shortness of breath, headache, restless sleep, GI symptom. ...Read more

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Is myopathy a curable disease? Where do I go to have it treated?

Is myopathy a curable disease? Where do I go to have it treated?

Myopathy: Myopathy is a muscle disorder. There are various causes and etiologies. Many times it mnay be from medication or from an auto-immune or rheuymatological condition. If the underlying condition is treated, the myopathy may improve. ...Read more