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What are the most common symptoms of muscular dystrophy?

What are the most common symptoms of muscular dystrophy?

Weakness: Muscular dystrophy syndromes are the result of abnormal proteins. These result in faulty muscle production, muscle tissue is replaced by scar tissue and fatty infiltrate. This results in weakness, muscle contracture and sometimes scoliosis. Later in the disease process frequent respiratory infections and other issues. ...Read more

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Muscular Dystrophy (Definition)

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


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What are the common symptoms of duschenne muscular dystrophy?

What are the common symptoms of duschenne muscular dystrophy?

Weakness: Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (dmd) is caused by a faulty protein. It results in weakness that starts in the hip girdle and progresses to other areas of the body. It can result in scoliosis and tight muscles. Later in the course it can result in loss of function and frequent respiratory infections. The disease is currently incurable, but steroids can often delay the progression of symptoms. ...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 are the most common symptoms of whiplash?

What are the most common symptoms of whiplash?

See below: The most common symptoms are neck pain. Other symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, numbness and tingling in the neck and upper extremities. Fortunately, most symptoms of whiplash resolve over time. A small percentage of people can have chronic symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of esophageal spasm?

What are the most common symptoms of esophageal spasm?

Chest pain: It can feel like heartburn, but many people describe a pain that is similar to "angina" (which is just latin for strangling). An unpleasant squeezing or tightness in the chest. It's sometimes relieved by a belch, or antacids. Drugs like nitrates and calcium channel blockers are also effective, but not uniformly so. Sometimes antidepressants (yes, those!) work to reduce the spasms. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pericarditis?

What are the most common symptoms of pericarditis?

Chest pain: Pericarditis is inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart. When this occurs, the typical symptom is chest pain, which can change with change in position. It can also change with breathing or exertion. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of discitis?

What are the most common symptoms of discitis?

Pain: Toddlers usually refuse to walk (or they have a limp). Older children, adolescents and adults have back pain and decreased range of motion. There may also be abdominal or pelvic pain. Muscle spasm is common. Bending forward (flexion of the spine) may make the pain worse. There is often loss of lumbar lordosis (curve). Fever and malaise are common. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of hemophilia?

What are the most common symptoms of hemophilia?

Abnormal bleeding.: The bleeding may be external or internal. Classically the bleeding occurs within a joint, such as the knee joint, and is painful. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis?

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What are the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis: Pain, Tenderness, stiffness, Grating sensation, decrease flexibility. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of flatfoot?

What are the most common symptoms of flatfoot?

May not be any...: Flat feet do not, in and of themselves, hurt. Sometimes they can affect ankle, knee, and hip alignment. Some people never have any problems with flat feet, while others may be predisposed to developing more stress through other joints ( most commonly, the knees). If you are having pain, get it checked out by a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of sarcoma?

What are the most common symptoms of sarcoma?

Mass, sometimes pain: The most common finding is an enlarging mass. It is often non-tender but can be painful. But often there are really no symptoms other that the mass itself, . ...Read more

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What are some of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia ?

What are some of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia ?

Fibromyalgia : It is a chronic wide spread pain , fatigue and sleep problem . See u pcp and he /she will be able to treat u and tells zu more about it. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of tenosynovitis?

What are the most common symptoms of tenosynovitis?

Pain: Tenosynovitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the tendon which is the part of a muscle that attaches to a bone. The locaion of the pain depends on what muscle is affected. Typically performing the muscle's usual action against a little resistance will elicit the pain. Also direct palpation over the tendon will elicit tenderness. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of astrocytoma?

What are the most common symptoms of astrocytoma?

That depends: Astrocytomas come in many flavors. They produce symptoms by local brain invasion and compression of adjacent structures as well as increased intracranial pressure. The clinical symptoms depend on the involved areas of the brain. Headache is the most common symptom. This does not mean that every headache is a brain tumor. Suggestive signs are nausea and vomiting or a change in headache pattern. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of copd?

What are the most common symptoms of copd?

See below: Chronic cough with mucus production, shortness of breath and decreased daily activity. This scale will help you to determine the earliest signs of copd http://copd.Org/sites/default/files/copd-screener.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of dementia?

What are the most common symptoms of dementia?

Memory is first: By definition, if you have dementia you have a problem with memory. Other symptoms include problems with language, trouble using objects like tools, trouble evaluating and processing information, trouble knowing that you have deficits. Other types of symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, aggression, disinhibition, irritability and mood lability. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of dyslexia?

What are the most common symptoms of dyslexia?

Let me help you: The problems displayed by individuals with dyslexia involve difficulties in acquiring and using written language. It is a myth that dyslexic individuals "read backwards, " although spelling can look quite jumbled at times because students have trouble remembering letter symbols for sounds and forming memories for words. And other read below. ...Read more

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What is the onset of muscular dystrophy like? What are the symptoms?

Muscular dystrophies: are a group of neuromuscular disorders. Rapidly progressive muscle weakness & wasting in Duchenne Type begin in early childhood, with difficulty sitting, standing & walking; in Becker Type, slow progression may begin in late childhood -early adulthood. Each family needs genetic studies & support. See mda.org & educationhttp://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/duchenne-and-becker-muscular-dystrophy. ...Read more