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Doctor insights on: Tests Indicate Metabolic Myopathies

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What are thet tests that indicate metabolic myopathies?

What are thet tests that indicate metabolic myopathies?

Blood and biopsy: There are some simple blood tests, most commonly a creatine kinase, that can identify the presence of myopathy. Specific subtypes can sometimes be further identified by genetic testing, exercise testing, or muscle biopsy. ...Read more

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What diet/strenghtening is best with metabolic myopathy?

What diet/strenghtening is best with metabolic myopathy?

L carnitine: It is not clear what you mean concerning metabolic myopathy. Many conditions affect muscle metabolism. Most common is the use of steroids, then the diabetic state, and then congenital disorders of metabolism. One common condition is carnitine deficiency. Supplemental carnitine may be of value with little side effect. Basic good nutrition and appropriate exercise is also important. ...Read more

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What supplements help with metabolic myopathy?

What supplements help with metabolic myopathy?

If mitochondrial: consider antioxidants in the form of foods and vitamins, coenzyme Q 19, B complex, Vitamin C, E, D. Review any supplements with your doctor before taking, especially if taking large doses. ...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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How do you get diagnosed with cardio myopathy (or other heart diseases)? What tests are done?

How do you get diagnosed with cardio myopathy (or other heart diseases)? What tests are done?

Cardiology: History,Physical exam, ECG, chest X-ray, echocardiogram, other tests include catheterization, angiography, electro physiologic tests, nuclear, MRI, and more... It all depends on what we need to learn about the patient ...Read more

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Myopathy dx, preliminary. Musc enzymes tests norml. Fatigued, sore. Doc states myopathy, MD, or MND. See speclst in Dec. Can lab tests lag? Ty

Myopathy dx, preliminary. Musc enzymes tests norml. Fatigued, sore.  Doc states myopathy,  MD, or MND. See speclst in Dec.  Can lab tests lag?  Ty

Not Really: Blood test do not diagnose all the Myopathy.You have an appointment with Rhematologist and can wait.You will have a neuromuscular exam and may repeat blood tests and may be other tests as indicated like Imaging of Spine or Brain and/or muscle biopsy and EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies if indicated after takinf detailed history and comprehensive Physical Exam to make Diagnosis and appropriate Treatmen ...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 diet is good for myopathys?

What diet is good for myopathys?

Do you have one?: Well, if you're a heavy alcoholic, that can GIVE you an alcoholic myopathy among other things; so that's 1 more reason not to be a boozer. In the case of inflammatory myopathies, a high-protein diet MAY be beneficial. Otherwise, there is no special diet for "myopathys." You've made the mistake of lumping all "myopathys" together. There are many different causes and hence different treatments. ...Read more

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Can myopathy disease make u feel latargic and week?

Can myopathy disease make u feel latargic and week?

Absolutely: Myopathy is a problem with the muscles--be it the heart (cardiomyopathy) or the motor muscles (general myopathy). Depends on reason as how best to treat and reduce symptoms of fatigue and weakness (/lethargy). ...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