What is Myopathy?Myopathies are diseases that affect skeletal muscles, making a person feel weak. Other possible symptoms are muscle pain, cramps, and stiffness. Myopathies can be caused by genetic defects, metabolic disorders, inflammation, medications, as well as a wide range of diseases.
Who gets Myopathy?Anyone can get a myopathy. Some develop at an early age, while other types develop later in life.
How is Myopathy diagnosed?After learning the patient's history, a physician may perform blood tests, an EMG, or a muscle biopsy. Results from these tests may further guide other testing.
How is Myopathy treated?Treatment depends on the type of myopathy. Please refer to the specific disease.
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