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What Causes Muscular Dystrophy When Kids Have It
Genetics: Muscular dystrophies are caused by mutations in the genes responsible for making the components of muscle. Sometimes these mutations are sporadic, while in other cases there is a family history. A neurologist or geneticist can help you determine the specifics of your case and if genetic testing of the patient or their family members might be useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Info: http://mda.org/disease/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Relatively common: The incidence of duchenne md is 1 in 3500 male births, with 1/3 of the cases caused by new mutations. Another md, myotonic md has an incidence of about 13.5/100, 000 live births. Most of the other muscular dystrophies are much less common, are frequently genetically transmitted or regional clustered (oculopharyngeal md in french canadians) or are sex linked(emery-dreifuss). ...Read more
I have muscular dystrophy my edge is 39 it seems non progressive. What treatments or new developments are concerning muscular dystrophy?
No: Usually weakness, fatigue, sometimes cramps are the usualy symptoms associted with muscular dystrophy. Tearing a muscle usually comes for exagerrated activited or stress to the muscle by overactivity. Most people with muscular dystrophy do not overuse their muscles because they are weak. However, it would be possible and should be treated immediately. ...Read more
Muscular dystrophy: The muscular dystrophies all share progress weakness. The distribution and degree of weakness are dependent on the type of muscular dystrophy. The most significant problem is weakness and difficulty carrying out motor tasks such as lifting objects and walking. Individuals find they fatigue easily and it takes increasing effort to do tasks. There is no pain associated dystrophy. ...Read more
Please check...: With your doctor if your degree of heart failure is safe for sexual activity, or even taking care of a child! given your age, it appears you have done remarkably well with a diagnosis of duchenne's md. However, please keep in mind that if you and your partner have a girl, she will automatically be a carrier of the disease. ...Read more
Certain muscles are: More prone to md starting in those areas, but as it is progressive, will most likely eventually start causing problems in more and more muscle groups. The progression can be different for all and use, muscle health and types of md can affect which groups show up first and how progressive it is. ...Read more
What causes leg cramps?They're brief but they hurt.No twitching, happens at research.I do have sciatica and hypothyroid. Is it related to either?
Yes: Could be either. Could also be muscle tightness and electrolyte imbalances as well. Suggest seeing your doctor to determine which it is. ...Read more
What to do if I have mitochondrial myopathy in my skeletal muscles. could it spread to other places of my body?
Which one? : Prognosis depends on which mitochondrial myopathy was diagnosed by Chromosomal Microarray, other genetic test or muscle biopsy, as each may affect different organs, with overlap. If your neurologist told you the type you have, please ask about it specifically. If not, seek referral to a geneticist for diagnostic evaluation. See http://mda.org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/overview. ...Read more
What causes hypertrophy of calves in kids with Duchenne? Is it because of how they walk and over use calve muscles or something else?
Cause is not known: Trembling of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
22/male constant hand cramps no weakness , what are chances it could be ALS , it does not run in my family ? Need some peace if mind please !!
Rest easy son: With just hand cramps as your symptom and no family history of ALS I would say that Killer Krill that hunt giant Sperm Whales found in the ocean would be more likely to exist than you having ALS with that presentation. In other words, just work on UNcramping your hands a little which could be stress and so forth. If you were inconsolable over this then, see a neurologist to check you over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help my muscles: Take him to a shriners hospital or a similar facility and show him the wonderful work they are doing with kids like him they can give. You helpful hints. ...Read more
See below: Usually first become apparent with balance issues such as walking. A thorough history and physical by a medical physician before coming to a diagnosis on your own is recommended ! good luck thank you. ...Read more
What is the reason why children develop tics, does it have to do with trauma or neurological damage?
Neither or both: Tics can occur developmentally around seven years old and dissipate by teenage. However, severe motor movement disorders can be caused by panda's, or inherited as a disease such as generalized anxiety disorder, ocd, or phobias. See the following link: http://www.Pedrheumonlinejournal.Org/april/reviewarti.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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