I have charcot marie tooth disease and have had breathing problems and sweat a lot. Is this normal with cmt?
Maybe. Cmt is a spectrum of disorders that generally manifest as peripheral motor & sensory nerve problems. While some types can affect breathing, they usually manifest at a young age. In adults CMT usually affects leg & arm nerves/muscles more & is unlikely to cause sweating. Sweating may be a side effect of a medication. I would get your breathing checked out to make sure it's not something else.
Yes. Cmt affects both the sensory & motor nerves. Often patients experience difficulty walking, breathing, talking, & often have difficulty with regulation of skin temperature.
Yes. For more information: www. Ninds. Nsh. Gov 1800 352 9424 muscular dysetrophy assoc. Www. Mda. Org www. Cmtana. Org.
Can charcot marie tooth disease be diagnosed by having all criteria but normal nerve conduction studies?
Need further w/u. If all the diagnostic work-up in inconclusive or genetic testing comes back negative, a neurologist may perform a nerve biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. This is a very good overview. Http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/charcot_marie_tooth/detail_charcot_marie_tooth. Htm#173513092.
Not sure what you. Mean by all criteria, but electromyelogram and nerve biopsy can also help with diagnosis.
Unusual. It would be very unusual for charcot marie tooth to look completely normal on nerve conduction studies. I would want some objective confirmatory evidence (e.g. Nerve biopsy, genetic testing) before being comfortable saying that CMT is responsible and abandoning the search for other possible causes.
Subtypes. There are many subtypes of charcot-marie tooth disease, which appear differently on emg/nerve conduction studies. It would be unlikely to have CMT with completely normal studies. Genetic testing for CMT would give you a definative diagnosis and identify the subtype. A nerve biopsy is an alternate method of diagnosis, but has potential risk.
Management of CMT. Good day; Better to try to maintain activity, movement, muscle strength and flexibility. Suggest physical therapy and moderate activity. Try a physiotherapist and plan an exercise program. Orthotic devices may help; never had patient with CMT, but medications not very helpful. Consider an appointment with a physiatrist!
Yes, recommended. Creatine can help strengthen the weakened muscles of people with muscular dystrophy.
It is a neurological. Hereditary disorder affecting the motor and sensory nerves usually affecting the foot and leg muscles. Please see a neurologist.
See a neurologist. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are muscle weakness and decreased muscle size, considered a hereditary, neurological disorder. See a neurologist for evaluation, tests, imaging and management.
Charcot Marie Tooth. Charcot Marie Tooth disease is a Genetic disease that effects the peripheral nerves. There are genetic tests that can be done for this condition.
See a neurologist. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are muscle weakness and decreased muscle size, considered a hereditary, neurological disorder. See a neurologist for diagnosis and management.
Non Medicaly. There's no cure for charcot-marie-tooth disease. However, some treatments can help you manage its signs and symptoms. Medications for pain and ifection. Physical therapy occupitional therapy orthopedic devices surgery.
Reference Sites. Http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/charcot-marie-tooth-disease/pages/treatment. Aspx and http://health. Nytimes. Com/health/guides/disease/charcot-marie-tooth-disease/overview. Html.
Can anyone recommend a good family doctor in eugene Oregon that knows about charcot marie tooth disease?
See below.. Try calling your local medical society, or a local university medical center.
I am sorry, but. There is no known treatment for cmt. The symptoms can only be managed at this time.
None. Cmt is not tooth related. The word tooth is the name of one of the doctors who discovered it. There is no effective treatment currently -most treatment is done to relieve symptoms. This can include physical and occupational therapy etc...
Multiple specialists. Treatment is symptomatic. A multispecialty team of rehabilitation specialists including a physiatrist, neurologist, orthopedist, physical therapist. Since CMT is very slowly progressive, management is symptomatic, involving foot function.