Endocrine Myopathies Treatment & Management

Updated: Jun 12, 2017
  • Author: Wayne E Anderson, DO, FAHS, FAAN; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHCM, CPE, FAAPL  more...
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Medical Care

Treatment of endocrine myopathies involves correction of the underlying endocrine dysfunction, either surgically or medically. Care should be taken to avoid neurapraxic lesions. Beta-adrenergic–blocking agents may improve the strength of the muscles, especially respiratory muscles.


Surgical Care

Underlying cause of endocrine myopathies may be a hormone-secreting tumor or tumor of the endocrine glands, which may be surgically removable.



Endocrinology consultation is recommended.

Neurology consultation may be appropriate if neurological findings such as specific muscle weakness require elucidation; neurologists also may perform EMG examination to determine the presence of myopathic findings.

Physical medicine consultation may be helpful if the patient has suffered weakness and has not recovered fully.