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Doctor insights on: Progressive Neuropathic Peroneal Muscular Atrophy

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What are the tests for peroneal muscular atrophy?

What are the tests for peroneal muscular atrophy?

Several: Several including: muscle biopsy, peripheral nerve biopsy, electrodiagnostic studies, blood tests as well as imaging studies of the spine and possibly brain depending on other clinical symptoms or findings as well as the history of this problem and family history if pertinent. A neurologist would be the one to see for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Is there a gentle way to treat peroneal muscular atrophy?

Is there a gentle way to treat peroneal muscular atrophy?

Yes: Depends on what you consider gentle. Generally, physical therapy, bracing, orthotics, and conservative measures (heat/ice, analgesic balms for muscle soreness) are employed. ...Read more

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What symptoms of peroneal muscular atrophy are the most important?

What symptoms of peroneal muscular atrophy are the most important?

Weakness: Peroneal muscular atrophy is also know as charcot marie tooth disease (cmt), a genetic polyneuropathy that results in foot and leg weakness, potential for falls, secondary injury due to falls (e.g. Fractures), to name a few. Without getting into too much depth, much of the debility from this condition is due to the effects of foot/ankle/leg weakness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Peroneal muscular atrophy?

What is the definition or description of: Peroneal muscular atrophy?

Nerve disorders: it's when there is a deficit in the function of the perineal nerve that innervates particular muscle groups, and those group become smaller, or atrophic, because of decreased muscle innervation ...Read more

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What is the difference between spinal & progressive muscular atrophy?

What is the difference between spinal & progressive muscular atrophy?

Muscle vs motor neur: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a disease of the muscles wherein the muscles degenerate and are replaced by fibrous and fatty tissue. Spinal muscular atrophy may look similar, but it is not an dystrophy. It is a disease of motor neurons. It is an inherited recessive disease. ...Read more

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What can you do to combat muscular atrophy?

What can you do to combat muscular atrophy?

Exercise: There are many conditions that may lead to muscular wasting. I am confining this to disuse atrophy. Eating a well balanced diet and performing 30 to 40 minutes of exercises will help prevent disuse atrophy. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is spinal muscular atrophy?

Could you explain what is spinal muscular atrophy?

Tough pathology...: Check out: http://www.Fightsma.Org/sma-guidebook/what-is-sma/ it is a genetic disease that causes degeneration and death of the motor neurons in the brain stem and spinal cord produces weakness in the muscles of swallowing, breathing, and limbs. There are different types with different severities. I hope this helps and check out that site, its a great site for general information about the disease. ...Read more

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How can you prevent spinal muscular atrophy?

How can you prevent spinal muscular atrophy?

Counseling : Genetic counseling is advised for those who have a family history of spinal muscular atrophy who wish to have children. This group of diseases is inherited. Prevention is through counseling. ...Read more

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Differentiate between duchenne and spinal muscular atrophy?

Differentiate between duchenne and spinal muscular atrophy?

Muscle vs motor neur: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a disease of the muscles wherein the muscles degenerate and are replaced by fibrous and fatty tissue. Spinal muscular atrophy may look similar, but it is not a dystrophy. It is a disease of motor neurons. It is an inherited recessive disease. ...Read more

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Do people who suffer from muscular atrophy tend to get depression?

Do people who suffer from muscular atrophy tend to get depression?

Depression: Depending on severity & duration of illness, some experience limitations severe enough to feel demoralized & despondent, especially if treatment not available or not productive. ...Read more

Dr. Kenith Paresa
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Peroneal Muscular Atrophy (Definition)

it's when there is a deficit in the function of the peroneal nerve that innervates particular muscle groups, and those group become smaller, or atrophic, because ...Read more


Dr. Will Moorehead
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Muscle Atrophy (Definition)

muscle that loses bulk ...Read more