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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. James Krick
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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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What is the definition or description of: Hypotonia?

What is the definition or description of: Hypotonia?

Hypotonia: Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group or affecting entire body. ...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

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What could cause hypotonia in toddlers?

Many things: Hypotonia can be due to a neurologic disorder present from birth, it can be due to an acute illness, drugs and toxic exposures, etc.. The specific answer in one child will depend the circumstances and all the other details of what's going on with that child. ...Read more

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What is hypotonia and how serious is it?

Low Muscle Tone: It is a state of low muscle tone, often causes low muscle strength. It is not a dosorder but a symptoms of many different diseases that effect nenvous system and muscles. Degree of hypotonia is also important in managing the cndition with therapy. ...Read more

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What are the implications of a hypotonia diagnosis?

Hypotonia is a manif: Hypotonia is a manifestation of many different disorders, of the nervous system and diseases of muscles. Long term effects in children with hypotonia depends on the severity of low muscle tone and any co existing conditions. Hypotonia can be congenital due to genetic disorders or acquired ...Read more

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Long term effects of hypotonia in toddlers?

Delayed motor traits: There is usually a delay in motor development milestones. For example may not sit until nine months, stand at12-14 months, walk at18-24 months. These babies an benefit from physical and or occupational therapy. ...Read more

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My toddler was diagnosed with mild hypotonia, what is that?

My toddler was diagnosed with mild hypotonia, what is that?

Low tone: Muscles have "tone"...Look at your own muscles and how they feel in a relaxed state and then in a contracted state. High tone means the muscles are rather stiff and contracted too much and low tone means . They are a bit relaxed. Low tone can be addressed with exercises and time. ...Read more

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Can meningitis cause hypotonia in infants?

Can meningitis cause hypotonia in infants?

Possibly: Meningitis can damage the brain and cause problems in tone, but only certain types of meningitis carry a significant risk of brain damage. If meningitis does injur the brain, the baby may be hypotonic at first, but with time, the tone usually increases and the child becomes hypertonic. Persistent hypotonia is usually a sign of other neurologic or metabolic problems. ...Read more

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How does hypotonia relate to dandy walker syndrome?

How does hypotonia relate to dandy walker syndrome?

Cerebellar disorder: The dandy walker malformation is a defect of the outflow of fluid from the fourth ventricle of the brain. This can result in a large cyst, and can be associated with poor development of the cerebellum. Poor cerebellum function can result in poor muscle tone and poor balance that can be called hypotonia. This usually responds to therapy. Usually no surgery is necessary unless the cyst is severe. ...Read more

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How long can a boy diagnosed with hypotonia and epilepsy live?

How long can a boy diagnosed with hypotonia and epilepsy live?

Long healthy life: Both diagnoses are not life threatening. Hypotonia is common and easily managed. Epilepsy is common and easily managed in most cases. The major issue is cause and the risks of feeding and breathing problems. In some cases the cause may be a terrible disease that may lead to death. However, for most cases the cause is unclear or a static disorder that needs appropriate long term management. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Low Muscle Tone (Definition)

Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hypotonia (Definition)

Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group ...Read more