Metabolic diseases of muscle – how can you tell if they affect you?

Metabolic diseases of the muscles are metabolic myopathies that act as abnormalities of the muscles and have as the result skeletal muscle dysfunctions. These health issues were discovered quite late, in the 20th century. There are multiple metabolic myopathies people are dealing with, and every one of them seems to be caused by a different genetic defect. In order for a person to move, they need to have functional muscles. But muscles can function properly only if they take the needed amount of energy from the body. Continue Reading

Muscular dystrophies – definition, types, causes and symptoms

Muscular dystrophy means a group of progressive muscular diseases without a pathology. These sorts of diseases affect the muscles and eventually produce permanent degeneration of the muscle fibers. Several studies in molecular biology have shown that the main cause of the apparition of muscular dystrophies has to do with genetic defects. These defects sit behind muscle weakness and pseudohypertrophy. Sometimes, mental affections can occur as a side effect of muscular dystrophies because the protein that’s affected genetically it’s also found in the brain. Continue Reading