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How close are scientists to finding a cure for SMA? (Spinal Muscular Atrophy?)?

And how close are we to having a cure available, that is, after experimentation and stuff.

well, there is a few potential treatments in the works.. without going into details, id say, at the minimum, 2 - 3 years, after clinical trials and stuff, if all successful  (+ info)

How long can a child live with type one SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy)?

SMA is a genetic disease characterized by progressive muscle weakening and loss. Because the muscles controlling breathing are affected by the disease, SMA can cause premature death. Life expectancy of SMA tends to vary by SMA type, which is generally associated with age of onset of symptoms. Children diagnosed with SMA Type I may survive for up to two years or longer, depending on their individual strength. Children with moderate to mild forms of SMA (SMA Types II and III) generally live into adulthood and could have normal life expectancy. Good multidisciplinary care, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, and nutritional support, can improve quality and length of life for people with SMA and is recommended. Planning for medical emergencies is also strongly suggested.

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Does Spinal Muscular Atrophy affect the Central Neuroscience System?

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how does pregnancy affect someone with spinal muscular atrophy?

More stress on the lower back . It will be a "long " pregnancy . Your doctor will probably give you several epidural injections . Don't worry , the baby won't be harmed ..  (+ info)

does anyone know any intresting facts about spinal muscular atrophy?

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a term applied to a number of different disorders, all having in common a genetic cause and the manifestation of weakness due to loss of the motor neurons of the spinal cord and brainstem.

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A friend's child has been diagnosed with SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). Is this a mitochondrial disease?

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disease characterized by degeneration of motor neurons, resulting in progressive muscular atrophy (wasting away) and weakness.  (+ info)

I need more info on muscular atrophy.?

I have lifted weights for years. Recently I stopped lifting with my legs and began to focus on running. I am noticing my run time slowly getting better. Is this my imagination that I am going through muscular atrophy of sorts because I am not lifting with my legs?

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do people with spinal muscular atrophy live as long as someone without?

or do they tend to die at a younger age?

I think that there are some different types of SMA -- like type I, II, III. . .

For sure, folks with type I and usually type II, I think, will experience respiratory weakness fairly early in life.

www.oursmaangels.com says that SMA is the #1 genetic killer of children under 2.

So I guess the answer is no, the vast majority of people with SMA don't have a typical life expectancy.  (+ info)

muscular atrophy involves a process in which:?

A. muscle fibers enlarge and increase protein filaments.
B. muscles deteriorate resulting in a decrease in size and strength of muscle tissue.
C. muscle fibers replace connective tissue.
D. muscles deteriorate in size but remain the same shape.
plz help im not sure which it is, i think its B but im not to sure. thanks to anyone who can help!

it's B  (+ info)

Has any one tried alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

spinal muscular atrophy is a lethal children's disease

I believe that is much too risky to attempt untried manipulations on.  (+ info)

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