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17 Possible Causes for Cardiomyopathy, Difficulty Raising Arms, Weakness after Climbing Stairs

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    ; Shoulder blades that “wing” out; Difficulty raising arm above shoulder height; Foot drop (foot dorsiflexion weakness); Weak lower abdominal muscles, “pregnant” belly; Loss[fshsociety.org] A pilot study was conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of tranilast in muscular dystrophy patients with cardiomyopathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The person has difficulty raising the arms because of shoulder and arm muscle weakness. Weakness of the lower legs is possible as the disorder gets worse.[web.archive.org]

  • Polymyositis

    SYMPTOMS Proximal muscle weakness of both upper and lower limbs causes Difficulty in raising arms,lifting objects and combing hairs Difficulty in climbing and descending[de.slideshare.net] & have to be careful on stairs & ladders (don't tell the Professors who are looking after me that I climb ladders) They know.I am very positive & determined not to let it[steadyhealth.com] Mascaró, Anti‐MDA5 positive clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis presenting with severe cardiomyopathy, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 28[doi.org]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    The person may experience muscle weakness in their shoulders that makes it difficult to raise their arms above their head, hold their arms outstretched, or carry objects which[disabled-world.com] She began to experience proximal muscle weakness of both lower limbs without obvious inducement, which markedly increased when she climbed the stairs or stood up after squatting[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This is the first report showing the electron microscopic findings of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) accompanied with limb girdle muscular dystrophy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Muscle weakness in the shoulders, upper arms, upper back, and lower legs Difficulty raising the arms or lifting objects because of muscle weakness in the shoulders and back[webmd.com] As time goes by, there may be muscle weakness which causes difficulty with running, climbing stairs or walking long distances.[treat-nmd.eu] Patients with Becker muscular dystrophy-related cardiomyopathy typically survive into their 30s, when they succumb to complications of cardiomyopathy or receive heart transplants[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dermatomyositis

    Symptoms The muscle weakness may appear suddenly or develop slowly over weeks or months. may have difficulty raising arms over head, rising from a sitting position, and climbing[slideshare.net] Running, climbing stairs, sitting from a lying position or standing from a seated position may become difficult.[arthritis.org] […] due to dermatomyositis Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to dermatomyositis Disorder of respiratory system due to dermatomyositis Juvenile dermatomyositis Juvenile dermatomyositis[icd9data.com]

  • Myopathic Carnitine Deficiency

    She was unable to raise her legs and had difficulties abducting her shoulders.[medicalbag.com] The patient was first seen in our department six months after the onset of weakness.[jnnp.bmj.com] Concurrent structural cardiomyopathy should be considered in patients with congenital myopathies, particularly with unexplained cardiac conduction abnormalities or contractile[jamanetwork.com]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Initial symptoms are slowly progressive and may include difficulty whistling, closing the eyes, and raising the arms (due to weakness of the scapular stabilizer muscles).[merckmanuals.com] Symptoms include: myotonia that results in a delay in the ability to relax the muscles after a prolonged contraction voluntary muscle weakness muscle stiffness drooping eyelids[muscle.ca] Moreover, morphological and functional changes indicative of subclinical cardiomyopathy have been demonstrated by means of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) and spectroscopy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Iatrogenic Cushing's Disease

    Because of progressive proximal muscle weakness, patients may have difficulty climbing stairs, getting out of a low chair, and raising their arms.[emedicine.medscape.com] Cardiomyopathy in congenital and acquired generalized lipodystrophy: a clinical assessment. Medicine (Baltimore) 2010 ; 89 : 245 -50.[bmj.com] […] syndrome Bulbar palsy Burns Calcium channel blockers Candidiasis Carbohydrates Carcinoid tumor Carcinoma of the penis Cardiac catheterization Cardiac glycosides Cardiac myxoma Cardiomyopathy[amboss.com]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2B

    Weak shoulder muscles can make it difficult to raise arms above the head, hold the arms outstretched, or carry heavy objects.[mda.org.au] She began to experience proximal muscle weakness of both lower limbs without obvious inducement, which markedly increased when she climbed the stairs or stood up after squatting[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] LGMD1B patients often exhibit findings of both cardiomyopathy and dysrhythmia [ 7 ].[pubs.sciepub.com]

  • Diabetic Amyotrophy

    Proximal weakness in upper limbs may manifest with difficulty in raising the arms or reaching for high objects.[emedicine.medscape.com] Cardiac complications may be associated including cardiomyopathy and conduction defects.[patient.info] Weakness of lower limb muscles may result in the following difficulties: walking, climbing stairs, walking on uneven surfaces, and stumbling over small objects.[emedicine.medscape.com]

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