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236 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Respiratory Muscle Weakness

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    climbing stairs, hopping, or jumping decreased motor skills Physical exam Evaluation Differential Diagnosis Similar traits to Duchenne's Distinguishing traits from Duchenne's[] In this context, the most frequent respiratory complication is nocturnal and daytime hypoventilation related to respiratory muscle weakness.[] This muscle weakness causes a waddling gait and difficulty climbing stairs.[]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    As the condition progresses, muscle weakness leads to functional difficulties (difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a chair).[] Our cases became unable to walk in their teens, and were introduced to mechanical ventilation due to respiratory muscle weakness in their twenties and thirties.[] Abstract: Case report regarding a 23 year old gentleman, presented with difficulty climbing stairs, changes in posture and toe walking.[]

  • Polymyositis

    climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, or lifting above the shoulder Joint pain or muscle tenderness Difficulty swallowing Shortness of breath Fatigue General malaise[] Dysphagia and neck flexor weakness can develop along with respiratory muscle weakness as the disease progresses.[] You’ll have difficulty climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, or lifting objects with your arms.[]

  • Dermatomyositis

    Muscle weakness may lead to difficulty climbing stairs, getting up from a sitting position or even raising the arms.[] , dysphonia, dysphagia Less common: respiratory muscle weakness, visual changes, abdominal pain Systemic complications/association: Cardiomyopathy Cardiac conduction defects[] You’ll have difficulty climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, or lifting objects with your arms.[]

  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 2

    climbing stairs Frequent falls Scapular winging Respiratory Frequent infections Respiratory insufficiency Cardio-respiratory failure (death) Respiratory failure/insufficiency[] Some patients have presented with pulmonary (lung) insufficiency due to respiratory muscle weakness.[] […] running 30 (32%) • Difficulty performing sports 22 (23%) • Difficulty climbing stairs 24 (26%) • Difficulty walking 15 (16%) • Difficulty rising from an armchair 11 (12%)[]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Symptoms may include: Difficulty rising from a seated position Trouble climbing stairs Trembling hands The onset of spinal muscular atrophy Type 4 often does not occur until[] Progressive respiratory muscle weakness with bulbar involvement is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in type I and severe type II spinal muscular atrophy.[] They have extremely weak muscle tone (hypotonia) at birth. Their respiratory muscles are very weak and they often do not survive past infancy due to respiratory failure.[]

  • Poliomyelitis

    […] walking 25%[ a ] 63%[ a ] N/A 85%[ a ] Difficulty climbing Stairs N/A 61% 67%[ a ] 82% Difficulty with ADLS 14% 17% 16% 62% a Most common new problem.[] Respiratory muscle weakness, for instance, can result in trouble with proper breathing, affecting daytime functions and sleep.[] The main clinical manifestations of poliomyelitis are weakness, decreased muscle tone, and hyporeflexia.[]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Symptoms may include: Progressive muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy) Waddling way of walking Difficulty climbing stairs Difficulty rising from lying or sitting Repeated[] Some patients may need assisted ventilation to treat respiratory muscle weakness and a pacemaker for cardiac abnormalities.[] Symptoms may include: Clumsy movement Difficulty climbing stairs Frequently trips and falls Unable to jump or hop normally Tip toe walking Leg pain Tiring quickly with exertion[]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    A person with advanced COPD may be unable to climb the stairs or cook, and they may need breathing assistance with medications and oxygen.[] Age, respiratory muscle weakness, hypercapnia, hypoxia, malnutrition, treatment with corticosteroids or other agents, haemodynamic instability and activity limits due to respiratory[] Respiratory muscle weakness Receptors.[]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

    They may have difficulties with climbing stairs, keeping up with peers during play or getting up from a bent over position.[] Respiratory muscle weakness, which predisposes the majority of patients suffering from type 1 or type 2 to nocturnal hypoventilation, recurrent infections and respiratory[] Difficulties walking, running, and climbing stairs are common. Finger trembling and scoliosis are also frequent.[]

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