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Any treatment for hypotonia? My son is now 9 . Complications during delivery

Any treatment for hypotonia? My son is now 9 . Complications during delivery

Hypotonia: It depends on the underlying reason for the muscles decreased tone. But what ever the reason pt (physical therapy) and help strengthen the muscles by exercising them properly. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Weak Muscle Tone (Definition)

Weak muscle tone refers to the resting state of a muscle. Even when you are not contracting a muscle, it still has a baseline tone. Weak muscle tone refers to any condition that causes a muscle to seem more soft ...Read more


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Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hypotonia?

Is there a cure for hypotonia?

Depends on cause: This is a big "what is the issue?" question. Some causes of hypotonia, such as inflammation, neuropathy, or neuromuscular disease can be cured or at least aided. Others, like some genetic disorders and muscular dystrophies, cannot. You need an accurate diagnosis so you can ask this question to your neurologist. Until then, the answer is maybe. ...Read more

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4 month old dx with hypotonia due to missing some motor milestones. No other issues. Dr suggested PT and said won't be long term issue. Is that true?

Depends: on several factors, prenatal history, ? difficult labor, status immediately after birth, genetics, nutrition and others, your doctor has his/her own judgment that we need to trust, but you have the right for a second, or even third opinion, ask for a referral to a developmental pediatrician / pediatric neurologist ...Read more

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I just read a report from a surgery I had. Said I needed to be "bagged" after surgery. Scary! Is this common? We didn't know I had hypotonia at time.

Support: Bagged refers to fact that anaeshesia had to assist your breathing for a time after they took out breathing tube while medications wore off. Not unusual and means they were paying attention and taking care of you. ...Read more

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Are people with hypotonia hyperflexible?

Depends on tendons: Most joints are stabilized by tendons, which both direct and limit the possible motions of the joint. Muscle tone can contribute to limitation of joint range of motion but hyperflexibility is dependent upon ligamentous laxity, not floppy muscles. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is hypotonia and is it treatable?

HYPOTONIA IN A CHILD: You didn't mention age. Hypotonia refers to abnormally diminished muscle tone, seen commonly in neurologically compromised premature or term infant. It may reflect abnormality in cerebral hemesphere, cerebellum, spinal cord, anterior horn cells, peripheral nerve or muscles. Metabolic and hormonal causes can be also. The infant is floppy.Treatment depends on cause, physical therapy always needed. ...Read more

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Does hypotonia and neurological disorder always goes together?

Not necessarily. : Though the underlying cause of hypotonia is undoubtedly neurological, it is not always associated with other neurological problems. Hypotonia can be part of neurological syndromes, but can also be an isolated finding with no identifiable cause. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting celiac disease when you have hypotonia?

Unrelated: Define your hypotonia. I don't think the 2 are related unless you have had celiac disease since childhood and you have low body mass from malabsorption and wasting. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Low Muscle Tone (Definition)

Low muscle tone is a symptom in which a person's arms and legs, and sometimes the body, seems soft and floppy. The muscles have less tone (less ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Hypotonia (Definition)

Hypotonia is a clinical finding in which a person's muscles are not flexed and are instead very relaxed, resulting in a ...Read more