Because these diseases are rare, many people with metabolic disorders of muscle have to spend some time figuring out what is causing their muscle weakness, myoglobinuria or other symptoms. But it's important to get an accurate diagnosis of a specific metabolic myopathy so the affected person can modify diet and exercise, and monitor potentially serious disease effects.
MDA leads the search for treatments and therapies for metabolic diseases of muscle. The Association also provides comprehensive supports and expert clinical care for those living with metabolic diseases of muscle.
In this section, you’ll find up-to-date information about metabolic diseases of muscle, as well as many helpful resources. This information has been compiled with input from researchers, physicians and people affected by the disease.
Here you will find information about 10 of the most common metabolic diseases of muscle:
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A study to determine the early features of late-onset Pompe disease (acid maltase deficiency) is seeking 250 adults who have a clinical diagnosis of unclassified limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), an uncertain diagnosis of other forms of muscular dystrophy (MD),or an unclassified myopathy(muscle disease)who do not carry any biochemical, metabolic, enzymatic, serologic (blood), molecular or pathologic diagnostic marker that confirms their diagnosis.