What are the Symptoms of Myopathy?

Myopathy refers to a group of muscle disorders that can cause various symptoms, depending on the specific type and severity of the condition. Common symptoms of myopathy may include:

  • Muscle weakness, especially in the proximal muscles (those closest to the torso).
  • Muscle pain or tenderness.
  • Muscle stiffness or rigidity.
  • Fatigue and reduced stamina.
  • Difficulty with activities that require muscle strength, like climbing stairs or lifting objects.
  • Muscle cramps or spasms.
  • Decreased muscle mass (muscle wasting).
  • Trouble with coordination and balance.
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing in severe cases.

It’s important to note that the symptoms of myopathy can vary widely, and some forms of myopathy are genetic, while others can be acquired due to various factors like medication side effects or underlying medical conditions. If you suspect you have myopathy or experience these symptoms, consult a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation and diagnosis.