A few weekends ago, I listened to the HNF webinar on COVID-19 and CMT with Dr. John Bach of Rutgers University Medical School, a leader in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation, particularly for people with neuromuscular diseases. You can watch it and get a bunch of other materials now — for free — thanks to the HNF.
By far the best thing to do to build mitochondria from an exercise perspective is something called Sub-maximal Intensity Interval Training (SIIT).
Here’s my list of immune boosters and ear-nose-throat (ENT) soothers and cleansers — good in every flu and cold season for prevention and healing.
Even though the measurable electrophysiological impact of CMT1A is high, the subjective level of experienced disability is pretty low, given the ways you can learn to compensate.
A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation looked at two unrelated families with CMT2 and identified "autosomal dominant mutations of the canonical Notch ligand Jagged1 (or JAG1)" in them — a likely cause for their CMT that was also backed up by experiments in mice. The CMT News site covers this in… Continue reading Genetic Cause of CMT2 Discovered?
In the past the norm was we didn't get a diagnosis, so family and friends just shrugged it off and called us "clumsy" or pretended nothing was wrong. I hope this is an outlier experience, but I was pushed into sports, like track and cross country, in high school when my feet and ankles became obviously atrophied.
Blind dining means you enter a restaurant that is completely pitch dark from beginning to end, and you are served by a waitstaff who are literally blind.
Acceleron Pharma Inc's ACE-083 drug trials "did not achieve statistically significant improvements in functional endpoints relative to placebo" with CMT patients, so it will no longer be developed.
Science is starting to confirm very wide ranging effects to the nerve damage CMT does, often slowly and over time so it may not be very noticeable for many years.
Shades of Loneliness offers some insight into why we medicalize people and disorders we can't integrate into society by normal means.
This is a great, short video that explains the basics of CMT — made by students at the University of Greenwich for the first "Rare Film Festival," put on by Rare Disease UK.
Previously I mentioned and linked to several of the self-tests that can be done to check the likelihood of having sleep apnea. One of these self-evaluation tests is called STOP-BANG, and you can get it at the Harvard Medical School website.