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Can dystonia affect muscles such as the heart or diaphragm, or other organs?

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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Dystonias manifest as abnormal posturing, pain, cramps, or smacking.
They do not directly affect the heart or diaphragm.

In brief: No.

Dystonias manifest as abnormal posturing, pain, cramps, or smacking.
They do not directly affect the heart or diaphragm.
Dr. Chan Hwang
Dr. Chan Hwang
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: NO

Typically dystonia affects skeletal muscle such as the muscles of the arms and legs for example.
Internal organs are made up of different muscle called smooth muscle which is not typically affected by dystonia.

In brief: NO

Typically dystonia affects skeletal muscle such as the muscles of the arms and legs for example.
Internal organs are made up of different muscle called smooth muscle which is not typically affected by dystonia.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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