What Is Myopathy?

By brett
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  • 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 'What is Muscular Dystrophy?' Undated. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/musculardystrophy/facts.html.
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2. Risk Factors for Developing Myopathy

Some factors may put you at risk for developing myopathy at some point. If a close relative has myopathy, you have a greater chance of carrying the genetic markers for a disorder. While you may not experience the same signs, symptoms or condition as your family member, you may have a higher probability of experiencing some variation.

Certain medications may also put you at an elevated risk of getting myopathy. Statin drugs, such as those used to control heart disease, may produce the side effect of weakening the muscles. If you are an athlete and do not maintain the proper nutritional regimen required of your sport, you may also develop acute myopathy after a particularly difficult event.


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