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Neuromuscular diseases

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Neuromuscular disease and exercise - what you need to know!

Neuromuscular diseases (NMD) are a sub group of neurological diseases where the nerves that control movement are affected.

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What is myasthenia gravis?

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body.

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Neuromuscular disorders - Better Health Channel

The combination of the nervous system and muscles is known as the neuromuscular system.

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Neuromuscular conditions | Novita

While most forms of neuromuscular conditions become evident in early childhood, some others appear in late adolescence or adulthood

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Kennedy's disease - Better Health Channel

Kennedy's disease is a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder that causes progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles, particularly the arms and legs.

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) - Better Health Channel

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most common inherited disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system.

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a hereditary disorder marked by slowly progressive muscle weakness in the feet, lower legs, hands and forearms, and a mild loss of sensation in limbs, fingers, and toes.

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Addisons disease | HealthEngine Blog

Addison's disease of the adrenal glands impairs glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid and sex steroid production, causing muscle weakness and other symptoms.

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Motor Neurone Disease - Brain Foundation

Motor Neurone Disease (also Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Description Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurons) that control the muscles degenerate and die

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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) - Better Health Channel

A child with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 rarely lives beyond three years of age.

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