Doctor insights on:
The Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Exercise
Limb Girdle Dystroph: Proximal muscles of the upper and lower limbs i.e. Around the shoulder and hips. ...Read more
Muscular dystrophy includes a number of disorders which are associated primarily with abnormalities of the architecture of the cells, often causing changes in size and function (weakness). These disorders are typically inherited, and recognized early in life, although there are of course exceptions to this. Prognosis is based on the type of MD and expression ...Read more
It does not...: ...Appear to have ethnic or geographic predilection. ...Read more
Mutations in the : dystrophin gene, Xp21.2-p21.1, causes weakness in large, then small, skeletal muscles. Weakness of heart muscle, smooth muscle of GI tract & urinary tracts, Speech Sound Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability & behavior problems occur in some boys. Carrier girls may have cardiomyopathy. Specific mutations determine manifestations in boys & carrier girls. See mda.org. ...Read more
What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?
Both are inherited: neuromuscular disorders. DMD is caused by mutatation(s) on Chr. X. Onset of rapidly progressive muscle atrophy starts early in boys. Female carriers can have heart muscle disease. MD 1 is caused by mutant genes on Chr. 19; MD 2 by mutant genes on Chr. 3, Each child of a parent affected by either has a 50% chance of inheriting it, often with earlier & more severe symptoms than the parent's. ...Read more
Various systems: The most serious issues with the muscular dystrophies involves the heart and breathing. The heart muscle and conduction system can be defective with serious consequence. Breathing system may be affected with risk aspiration and pneumonia. Some have mild learning problems. Many have orthopedic issues due to muscle imbalance and contractures and scoliosis. Vision and hearing may be affected. ...Read more
Amount of Dystrophin: The two conditions differ in their severity, age of onset, and rate of progression. Mutations in the dmd gene cause duchenne and becker forms of muscular dystrophy (dmd and bmd, respectively). Mutations that lead to an abnormal version of dystrophin that retains some function usually cause bmd, while mutations that prevent the production of any functional dystrophin causes dmd. ...Read more
Skeletal condition: It's a skeletal conditionGet a more detailed answer ›
Please help! what is the difference between duchennes muscular dystrophy and myotonic muscular dystrophy?
Good question.: The long answer reqires that you go to the internet so you can look at the typical facial features of myotonic dystrophy. The two conditions are not similar in presentaion. You should go with the long answer. ...Read more
Annular tear L4/L5 disc. Could that cause aching in leg muscles @ night, intermittent knee weakness, numbness in lateral quad in L leg, sweating fits?
Duchenne: It is an x linked (from the mother) defective gene. Therefore it effects only boys. Not aware of an ethnic predilection. ...Read more
It's progressive: The most common forms of muscular dystrophy are progressive. Immobility in general is related to muscle atrophy independent of disease. Patients with muscular dystrophy who stay active retain independence longer than those who do not, and some medications and surgeries can assist in this goal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lumbar lordosis: Lumbar lordosis is a normal inward curve of our lower spine. Our natural spinal curvature functions as a cushioning effect during movement. When the muscles that lie along the sides of the spine become tense with spasm, they pull the spine straighter than usual. This results in discomfort. ...Read more
Do runners with bilateral hip dysplasia have greater muscle hypertrophy down the legs from needing to stabilize body more?
Not necessarily: When any muscle is strengthened, or with increase use -- muscle hypertrophy does occur. But regarding your specific question, there is no clear correlation out there in the literature. Leg muscles (i'm assuming you are referring to either calf muscles vs. The anterior or lateral muscle compartments) are stabilizers of the hip joint. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Limb girdle muscular dystrophy symptoms
- Limb girdle muscular dystrophy prognosis
- Treatments for limb girdle muscular dystrophy
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Limb girdle muscle dystrophy
- Muscular dystrophy and exercise
- Benefits of exercise for muscular dystrophy
- Core muscle exercise for muscular dystrophy
- Talk to a sports medicine specialist online for free