Diseases and Conditions Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Definition By Mayo Clinic Staff Charcot (shahr-KOH)-Marie-Tooth disease is a group of hereditary disorders that damage the nerves in your arms and legs (peripheral nerves). Charcot-Marie-Tooth is also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy. The main signs and symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are muscle weakness and decreased muscle size. You may also notice decreased
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Over 50 MPs back Muscular Dystrophy UK campaigns

Published Date Author 08/05/2015 Jonathan Kingsley Muscular Dystrophy UK has increased the number of parliamentary supporters in the Houses of Parliament who are backing our campaigns following the general election yesterday. With the help of our supporters, over 50 newly elected MPs are joining the fight against muscle-wasting conditions, with MPs from across the party
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By Mayo Clinic Staff Lifestyle and home remedies Respiratory infections may become a problem in later stages of muscular dystrophy. It’s important to be vaccinated for pneumonia and to keep up to date with influenza shots. Dietary changes haven’t been shown to slow the progression of muscular dystrophy. But proper nutrition is essential because limited
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MD – Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff There’s no cure for any form of muscular dystrophy. But treatment can help prevent or reduce problems in the joints and spine to allow people with muscular dystrophy to remain mobile as long as possible. Treatment options include medications, physical therapy, and surgical and other procedures. Medications Your doctor may recommend:
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MD – Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff Your doctor is likely to start with a medical history and physical examination. After that, your doctor may recommend: •Enzyme tests. Damaged muscles release enzymes, such as creatine kinase (CK), into your blood. In a person who hasn’t had a traumatic injury, high blood levels of CK suggest a muscle disease
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MD – Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff You may be referred to a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of muscular dystrophy. What you can do •Write down the signs and symptoms you or your child has been experiencing, and for how long. •Bring photos or video recordings that illustrate your concerns. •Write down key medical
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Muscular dystrophy – Diseases and Conditions

By Mayo Clinic Staff Definition Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle. There are many different kinds of muscular dystrophy. Symptoms of the most common variety begin in childhood,
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New Lectureship in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Published date 24/08/2015 Author Dr Özge Özkaya We are delighted to announce the award of a new five-year lectureship position that will allow a promising young scientist to establish their own research group and build scientific capacity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. The award has been made to Dr Linda Popplewell from Royal Holloway University
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Written by Elea Carey | Published on July 30, 2012 Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD Part 1 of 8: Overview What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Your peripheral nervous system connects the nerves from the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of the body, including the arms, hands, feet, legs, internal organs,
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Muscle Atrophy

Muscle atrophy is when muscles waste away. The main reason for muscle wasting is a lack of physical activity. This can happen when a disease or injury makes it difficult or impossible for you to move an arm or leg. You may have muscle loss if one of your limbs appears smaller (not shorter) than
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