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What are the different types of neuromuscular disorders?

There are many: There is lots of information on the Web about this subject. You might start here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/neuromusculardisorders.html. For more depth, there are comprehensive books on the subject, e.g. "Neuromuscular Disorders" by Amato and Russell. At 775 pp it's a good introductory text. ...Read more

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Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity is a symptom in which a person has an abnormally large amount of tone (tightness) in his muscles. Spasticity is more common in the arms and legs, but can affect the other ...Read more


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What are the different types of neuromuscular disorders?

There are many: There is lots of information on the Web about this subject. You might start here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/neuromusculardisorders.html. For more depth, there are comprehensive books on the subject, e.g. "Neuromuscular Disorders" by Amato and Russell. At 775 pp it's a good introductory text. ...Read more

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What happens to the heart if there is neuromuscular disorders?

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What happens to the heart if there is neuromuscular disorders?

Specifics needed: Some neuromuscular disorders, for example myotonic dystrophy, may cause heart problems such as abnormal heart rhythm. Some neuromuscular disorders do not have any associated heart problems. So it depends on the specific neuromuscular disorder - this will involve seeing a neuromuscular specialist (a type of neurologist). ...Read more

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How can neuromuscular disorders causes problems in the heart?

How can neuromuscular disorders causes problems in the heart?

Various mechanisms: Myotonic dystrophy causes heart block, may lead to sudden death, and may require a pacemaker. All people with muscular dystrophy develop cardiomyopathy and may get congestive heart failure. Multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral scerlosis don't usually cause cardiac complications. ...Read more

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Can Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG really cure Neuropathy and neuromuscular disorders?

Can Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG really cure Neuropathy and neuromuscular disorders?

IVIG treatment: IVIG is helpful for curing a condition called AIDP, or Guillain Barre syndrome, which is a type of neuropathy. It's cousin, CIDP, is treated by IVIG, but it is not cured. Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes weakness. It is also treated with IVIG, but it is not cured. Few illnesses can be cured in neurology, but many can be treated. ...Read more

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Are there any other neurological or neuromuscular disorders besides myasthenia gravis whose symptoms can be/are worsened by taking doxycycline?

Are there any other neurological or neuromuscular disorders besides myasthenia gravis whose symptoms can be/are worsened by taking doxycycline?

Idiopathic: intracranial hypertension can be precipitated by doxycycline. There are a couple of conditions related to MG (myasthenic syndrome that may be exacerbated as well) ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a neuromuscular disorder?

What are the symptoms of a neuromuscular disorder?

The term neuromuscul: The term neuromuscular disorder is a broad term that encompasses many different conditions. In general there is a neurologic problem that negatively influences muscle and motor function. There are usually symptoms of weakness and or impaired coordination. In order to make a correct diagnosis it is important to be evaluated by a specialist like a neurologist who can perform an appropriate eval. ...Read more

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Rt side of body face to foot is skinnier than left but all results are coming out normal terrified of neuromuscular disorder but neuro says emg clean?

Rt side of body face to foot is skinnier than left but all results are coming out normal terrified of neuromuscular disorder but neuro says emg clean?

Congenital?: There's several possibilities you may have been born this way are just now noticing a difference in size or this may be a matter of how you perceive left and right on your body. If you do not get this sorted out you might want to get a second opinion from another specialist. ...Read more

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What is "rare atrophic muscle fibers in a bkgrnd with non specific changes"? Is it positive for a neuromuscular disorder? Symp's, all over musle pain.

What is "rare atrophic muscle fibers in a bkgrnd with non specific changes"? Is it positive for a neuromuscular disorder? Symp's, all over musle pain.

Atrophic fiber: If it is a specific for diagnosis of NMD, it is reported as diagnostic/suggestive/confirmatory etc. That's probably a nonspecific (not suggestive of NMD) finding. If you have concerns, you may talk to the pathologist who reported it. ...Read more

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How to understand nonspecific neuromuscular disorder causing esophageal motility disorder (inadequate peristalsis) if no diagnosis known & normal bloodtests?

How to understand nonspecific neuromuscular disorder causing esophageal motility disorder (inadequate peristalsis) if no diagnosis known & normal bloodtests?

Muscle coordination: The esophagus is just a long muscle. There has to be coordination to push food from your mouth to your stomach and sometimes the coordination of this muscle does not work effectively leading to a motility disorder. Just like your skeletal muscles sometimes cramp and get tired and dont work well this same process can happen to the esophagus muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Neuromuscular Disorders (Definition)

Neuromuscular disorders are disorders of the nervous system, muscular system, or both. Symptoms can include muscle ...Read more