5 doctors weighed in:

Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get charcot-marie-tooth?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Genetic disorder

Charcot Marie Tooth is a neurmuscular disorder that is genetically based.
It is not acquired by lifestyle issues.

In brief: Genetic disorder

Charcot Marie Tooth is a neurmuscular disorder that is genetically based.
It is not acquired by lifestyle issues.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
Thank
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Genetics Only

As dr juster points out, it is strictly an inherited problem.

In brief: Genetics Only

As dr juster points out, it is strictly an inherited problem.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
Thank
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics

In brief: Genes.

Charcot-marie-tooth disease is actually a group of genetically distinct disorders that have similar symptoms;it's the most common inherited neurologic disorder. Its symptoms start before 20 yrs old and include slowly progressing weakness starting in the muscles of the ends of the limbs (usually legs first).
This leads to poor finger control, difficulty walking & frequent tripping.

In brief: Genes.

Charcot-marie-tooth disease is actually a group of genetically distinct disorders that have similar symptoms;it's the most common inherited neurologic disorder. Its symptoms start before 20 yrs old and include slowly progressing weakness starting in the muscles of the ends of the limbs (usually legs first).
This leads to poor finger control, difficulty walking & frequent tripping.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
56M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors