Myopathy
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British pronunciation/maɪˈɒpəθɪ/
American pronunciation/maɪˈɑːpəθi/
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a disease that affect the muscles, leading to weakness or dysfunction

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What is "myopathy"?

Myopathy is a medical term used to describe diseases or disorders that affect the muscles. It can lead to muscle weakness, stiffness, or wasting, and it can be caused by various factors such as genetic changes, autoimmune diseases, infections, medications, or metabolic disorders. Symptoms of myopathy may include muscle pain, fatigue, weakness, and difficulty with movement or coordination. Treatment depends on the underlying cause and may include medications, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, or other actions aimed at managing symptoms and improving muscle function.

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Symptoms of myopathy may include muscle weakness, fatigue, and difficulties with movement.
Diagnosis of myopathy often involves muscle biopsy, blood tests, and imaging studies.
Myopathy can result from various causes, including genetic factors, autoimmune reactions, or certain medications.
Myopathy can be congenital, meaning it is present from birth due to inherited genetic mutations.
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