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Glossary for Myopathy with lactic acidosis and sideroblastic anemia

  • Acid-Base Imbalance: A disruption to the normal acid-base equilibrium in the body. There are four main groups of disorder involving an acid-base imbalance: respiratory acidosis or alkalosis and metabolic acidosis or alkalosis. Obviously the severity of symptoms is determined by the degree of imbalance.
  • Ankle swelling: Ankle swelling often from injury or fluid retention.
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Exercise intolerance: inability to exercise excessively
  • Lactic acidosis: Acidic blood (acidosis) due to buildup of lactate
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Myopathy: General name for any disease of the muscles.
  • Sideroblastic anemia: Sideroblastic anemia is a blood disorder where the body has sufficient iron levels but is unable to utilise it properly in red blood cells. The iron becomes abnormally deposited in red blood cells which make them unable to function properly. The condition may be inherited, acquired or secondary.


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