Myopathy is a muscle disease or neuromuscular disease in which the muscle fibers do not work properly for many reasons. As a result, myopathy creates muscle weakness in specific areas of the body that make it difficult to stand, walk, chew, swallow and talk.
What causes Myopathy?
Myopathy can be inherited or acquired. The most common development of myopathy comes from muscle weakness and dehydration which cause stiffness or cramping. Other causes include immune disorders that produce pain and inflammation. Other causes may include:
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- Autoimmune conditions
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