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What to do if I have autoimmune induced necrotizing myopathy. How common is this?

What to do if I have autoimmune induced necrotizing myopathy. How common is this?

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

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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a primary disorder of the muscle. Myopathies can be congenital, acquired (often autoimmune) and part of hereditary syndromes. These are typically diagnosed based on clinical presentation, genetic testing, and muscle biopsy ...Read more


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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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What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

Many symptoms: The mm are a group of disorders due to dysfunction of the mitochondria, which are the energy producing parts of the cell. Nerve and muscle cells need a great deal of energy and so are most affected. Symptoms depend on which enzymes / proteins are dysfunctional, but muscle, brain, heart and eye function can be affected. See: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/mitochondrial_myopathy for more info. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is cerebral myopathy and what are the symptoms?

Can you tell me what is cerebral myopathy and what are the symptoms?

Not clear: Cerebral refers to brain and myopathy to disease of muscle, and brain possesses no intrinsic muscle. Not sure what you are asking. Please clarify, and ask again. ...Read more

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What to do about myopathy?

What to do about myopathy?

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 more

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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

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What percentage of people have myopathy?

What percentage of people have myopathy?

Myopathy = muscle: Weakness & wasting from abnormal structure or metabolism of muscle cells. 586 specific genetic defects cause congenital myopathies. Causes of acquired myopathies are on clevelandclinicmeded. Com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/myopathy/. If personal & family history, physical & neurological exams, muscle biopsy & molecular genetic studies yield a diagnosis, your? Can be answered. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Myopathy?

What is the definition or description of: Myopathy?

Muscle disorder: Myopathy is a primary disorder of the muscle. Myopathies can be congenital, acquired (often autoimmune) and part of hereditary syndromes. These are typically diagnosed based on clinical presentation, genetic testing, and muscle biopsy and occasionally electrodiagnostic testing. ...Read more

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Progressive degenerative myopathy, what is this disorder?

Progressive degenerative myopathy, what is this disorder?

Muscle degeneration: There are several types of progressive muscle degeneration. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is one of the better known. Other variants of muscular dystrophy are less severe. Spinal muscular atrophy results from loss of anterior horn cells in the spinal cord that causes progressive degeneration of the involved muscles with weakness. Toxic myopathy can occur including associated with steroid use. ...Read more

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Cervical myopathy prognosis?

Cervical myopathy prognosis?

Myelopathy?: Cervical myelopathy means the symptoms due to pressure on the spinal cord from stenosis or disc herniations. This can be reversible with intervention such as surgery. However, without treatment is typically does tend to progress with weakness, numbness, etc. ...Read more

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Is myopathy why I have back problems?

Is myopathy why I have back problems?

Unlikely: Myopathy can weaken muscles and result in early back degeneration. This is very unusual, however. At age 44, if you have early back issues already, then this could be the problem unless your activity and job requirements have just accelerated the degeneration in the back. ...Read more

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What can I expect from cardio myopathy?

What can I expect from cardio myopathy?

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

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How rare and what is myotubular myopathy?

How rare and what is myotubular myopathy?

Very rare: Myotubular myopathy must be diagnosed by muscle biopsy with special stains to look at the myotubules. It is a form of congenital myopathy but can be rather serious in some cases. Others are quite mild. Usually not progressive, but can cause diffuse weakness and intolerance to exercise. Usually does not affect heart or lung function. But it can affect ability to swallow easily. ...Read more

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What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

Not related: Myopathy refers to damage to the muscles that can be caused by many diseases and drugs. Gout is a type of inflammatory joint disease caused by an immune reaction to crystals formed in the joints due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. ...Read more

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What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

Big differences: Myopathy refers to disease processes in the muscle tissue, while gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid. Gout usually attacks joints and soft tissues, not muscle. ...Read more

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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

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What are herbs that can treat muscular myopathy and where can I find them?

What are herbs that can treat muscular myopathy and where can I find them?

Don't exist: Myopathy refers to muscular pathology, and when present, is secondary to hereditary causes, acquired myositis, or associated with medication reactions. Medical therapies, may include steroids or immune-suppressants, vary depending on cause. Other the counter and herbal remedies would be nice, but, to date, muscular disorders seem not to respond to these approaches. See a muscle specialist. ...Read more

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Is muscle distrophy and myopathy the same?

Is muscle distrophy and myopathy the same?

Different: Muscular dystrophy is usually an inherited form of muscle dysfunction with profound loss of the ability of the muscle to function over time. Treatment current for dystrophy is not satisfactory. Myopathy is any toxic or allergic loss of muscle function and usually responds to treatment. These are usually handled by neurologists but there are specialists in muscles only. ...Read more

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What chromosome causes myofibrillar myopathy?

What chromosome causes myofibrillar myopathy?

Several: Changes in these genes are associated with myofibrillar myopathy.
Bag3
cryab
des
flnc
ldb3
myot
you would need to check each of these for their chromosome position. ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

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 & 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-inheritance ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy?

What is hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy?

Serious disease: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the treatment of myopathy?

I want to know what's the treatment of myopathy?

Myopathy: Myopathy is just a general term referring to diseases of the muscle. The treatment is based on the type of myopathy in which cases there are treatments and in some cases not so. ...Read more

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What are the supplements taken to control myopathy?

What are the supplements taken to control myopathy?

Myopathy: Please restate your question. What kind of "myopathy" have you been diagnosed with? Myopathy is a generic term for any muscle abnormality, it is not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is cardiac myopathy curable?

See Below: It certainly is treatable with excellent results but not likely to be cured depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypertrophic cardiac myopathy?

Hypertrophic Cardiac: Causes of hcm are either inherited (mutations in genes in heart muscle proteins), high blood pressure, aging, diabetes, thyroid disease, or cause is unknown. ...Read more