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What is an effective treatment for charcot marie tooth disease (cmt)?

What is an effective treatment for charcot marie tooth disease (cmt)?

I am sorry, but: There is no known treatment for cmt. The symptoms can only be managed at this time. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenith Paresa
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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 ...Read more


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Can you tell me about charcot marie tooth disease?

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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How does charcot-marie-tooth-disease affect diabetes?

How does charcot-marie-tooth-disease affect diabetes?

CMT: Is an inherited motor neuron disease. People have a normal life expectancy as CMT affects peripheral nerves and is characterized by muscle weakness in the lower leg. It should have no affect on diabetes directly. Diabetes that is not well controlled can also cause neuropathy and compound the cmt. Please see your specialist to discuss your particular case in more depth than is available here. ...Read more

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Is charcot marie tooth disease associated with diabetes?

Is charcot marie tooth disease associated with diabetes?

NO NOT DIRECTLY: Charcot marie tooth disease basically can be inherited neurological disease. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. ...Read more

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Does charcot marie tooth disease make you feel as though you have no energy?

Does charcot marie tooth disease make you feel as though you have no energy?

Hereditary Neuropath: As your peripheral nerve are affected from your neuropathy usually the furthest muscles from your spine are affected first. Rehab and more rehab and safety programs for balance and neuromuscular reconditioning are paramount to avoid complications such as falls. Pls d/w your neurologist. ...Read more

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Which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from? Is it possible to tell?

Which parent is charcot marie tooth disease inherited from? Is it possible to tell?

Depends: 1 of the 5 primary types (5 of the 34 subtypes) are x-linked dominant meaning it comes from the x-chromosome (mom) but the vast majority are autosomal recessive or dominant meaning from either parent or both parents (if recessive although this is much rarer than dominant). You could tell by doing a genetic test on both the parents and/or evaluating the pedigree (family history) of both parents. ...Read more

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How can the doctor diagnose charcot-marie-tooth disease?

How can the doctor diagnose charcot-marie-tooth disease?

NCS or Biopsy: The hallmark of CMT is a very even loss of myelin, the insulation surrounding nerves, as opposed to the patchy loss seen in some autoimmune neuropathies. Electrodiagnostic testing can identify this functionally, by noting a uniform slowing of nerve conduction velocity, while nerve biopsy can confirm it anatomically. Additionally, genetic tests can definitively confirm a majority of cases. ...Read more

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Is charcot marie tooth disease related to diabetes mellitus in any way?

Is charcot marie tooth disease related to diabetes mellitus in any way?

Diabetes: Are you thinking of Charcot joint? This is a destructive joint process, usually the foot, due to diabetic neuropathy or other neuropathies. ...Read more

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What medicine can I take in place of cymbalta (duloxetine) for my neuropathy and charcot-marie-tooth disease?

What medicine can I take in place of cymbalta (duloxetine) for my neuropathy and charcot-marie-tooth disease?

Topical Marijuana: I live in a state in which medical marijuana is legal and have found it very effective for many of my chronic pain patients. Anyone who might 'boo' this idea should consult my book, 'medical cannabis-the natural, safer alternative.' I have numerous patients who have found several forms of marijuana, including topical use (which causes no 'high') very effective for neuropathy & chronic pain. ...Read more

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How common is charcot-marie tooth disease?

How common is charcot-marie tooth disease?

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

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What is charcot-marie-tooth disease and how do I get tested for it?

What is charcot-marie-tooth disease and how do I get tested for it?

It is a neurological: hereditary disorder affecting the motor and sensory nerves usually affecting the foot and leg muscles. Please see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is charcot-marie-tooth disease and how do I get tested for it?

What is charcot-marie-tooth disease and how do I get tested for it?

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

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What are the possible complications of charcot-marie-tooth disease?

Thankfully few: This is a group of genetic diseases of greatly varying severity that damage the longest axons in the body, resulting in weakness especially in the lower legs and feet. Only a minority of patients have significant discomfort. The disease spares all the other organ systems. ...Read more

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What kinds of signs does a person with charcot marie tooth disease have?

What kinds of signs does a person with charcot marie tooth disease have?

Neuropathy: Autosomal recessive inherited neuropathy that causes wasting and weakness mainly in the feet and legs later on in the hands without sensory changes causes little disability and is associated with a normal life expectancy. Some doctors prescribed Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin for neuropathies but i'm not sure if they prescribe that for this condition. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of 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 evaluation, imaging and management. ...Read more

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I have charcot-marie-tooth disease. Is there any thing i can do to slow progression?

I have   charcot-marie-tooth disease. Is there any thing i can do to slow progression?

Non Medicaly: There's no cure for charcot-marie-tooth disease. However, some treatments can help you manage its signs and symptoms. Medications for pain and ifection. Physical therapy occupitional therapy orthopedic devices surgery. ...Read more

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Does charcot marie tooth disease make you appear as though you have no energy?

Does charcot marie tooth disease make you appear as though you have no energy?

Neuropathy: Autosomal recessive inherited neuropathy that causes wasting and weakness mainly in the feet and legs later on in the hands without sensory changes causes little disability and is associated with a normal life expectancy. Some doctors prescribed Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin for neuropathies but i'm not sure if they prescribe that for this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Debi Williams
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Tooth Disorders (Definition)

The most common tooth disorder is tooth decay. After the common cold it is the most common disease in the world. Tooth decay left untreated can lead to tooth loose, inability to eat properly, poor talking, systemic infection or even death! The best way to avoid serious consequences is regular home care and ...Read more


Dr. Isaak Halegoua
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Occupational Therapy (Definition)

Occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy to improve one's engagement of activities of daily living and their occupation. It includes reintroducing daily tasks of living including physical and mental task to help one improve a type of disability. Hand therapy is also a ...Read more