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What Is The Best Treatment For Hypotonia
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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