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I have charcot marie tooth disease and have had breathing problems and sweat a lot. Is this normal with cmt?

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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Emily Lu
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Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

Cmt affects both the sensory & motor nerves.
Often patients experience difficulty walking, breathing, talking, & often have difficulty with regulation of skin temperature.

In brief: Yes

Cmt affects both the sensory & motor nerves.
Often patients experience difficulty walking, breathing, talking, & often have difficulty with regulation of skin temperature.
Dr. Bruce Mulder
Dr. Bruce Mulder
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In brief: Yes

For more information: www.
ninds.nsh.gov 1800 352 9424 muscular dysetrophy assoc. www.mda.org www.Cmtana.Org.

In brief: Yes

For more information: www.
ninds.nsh.gov 1800 352 9424 muscular dysetrophy assoc. www.mda.org www.Cmtana.Org.
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