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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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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Is there a gentle way to treat peroneal muscular atrophy?

Is there a gentle way to treat peroneal muscular atrophy?

Yes: Depends on what you consider gentle. Generally, physical therapy, bracing, orthotics, and conservative measures (heat/ice, analgesic balms for muscle soreness) are employed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for peroneal muscular atrophy?

Several: Several including: muscle biopsy, peripheral nerve biopsy, electrodiagnostic studies, blood tests as well as imaging studies of the spine and possibly brain depending on other clinical symptoms or findings as well as the history of this problem and family history if pertinent. A neurologist would be the one to see for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are the usual symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy?

Please tell me what are the usual symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy?

Weakness: Term implies a type of genetic disorder, which has several variations, and usually presents in early childhood. It may present as a "floppy infant", but can also cause a progressive generalized symmetrical weakness and muscular atrophy, more proximal than distal. Difficulty swallowing and breathing may be seen late in the disorder. ...Read more

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If one avoids exercise all their life, is one prone to muscular atrophy?

If one avoids exercise all their life, is one prone to muscular atrophy?

Use it or lose it: Yes, the human body is very efficient in the way it maintains itself. If muscle is not used, then it will be broken down (atrophied). Likewise you will lose bone density as it responds to lack of mechanical stress as it remodels. ...Read more

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Why is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy also known as kennedy's disease?

Why is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy also known as kennedy's disease?

Kennedy's Diease: A debilitating neurodegenerative disease resulting in muscle cramps and progressive weakness due to degeneration of motor neurons in the brain stem and spinal cord. The condition is associated with mutation of the androgen receptor (ar) gene and is inherited as a x-linked recessive. As with many genetic disorders, no cure is known, although research continues. Described by dr kennedy in 1968. ...Read more

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Please explain why is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy nicknamed kennedy's disease?

Discoverer: William r kennedy md first described it in 1966. Full report kennedy wr, alter m, sung jh. Progressive proximal spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy of late onset. A sex-linked recessive trait. Neurology. Jul 1968;18(7):671-80. ...Read more

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What can you do to combat muscular atrophy?

What can you do to combat muscular atrophy?

Exercise: There are many conditions that may lead to muscular wasting. I am confining this to disuse atrophy. Eating a well balanced diet and performing 30 to 40 minutes of exercises will help prevent disuse atrophy. ...Read more

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What is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy?

What is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy?

A neurodegeneration: Sbma is a serious problem in which a gene causes malfunction of male hormones and causes progressive damage to the nerves that control the muscles of the body. As time goes on, men with sbma may experience loss of fertility, impotence, severe weakness, trouble swallowing and breathing, numbness, all that worsen over time, typically in men and typically starting in adulthood. ...Read more

Dr. Kenith Paresa
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Peroneal Muscular Atrophy (Definition)

Peroneal muscular atrophy is disease of the nerves that is passed down in a family. The nerve disease causes weakness and loss of muscle tissue, ...Read more


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Muscle Atrophy (Definition)

Muscle atrophy is also known as Muscle wasting. Muscle atrophy is the wasting or ...Read more