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LungCMTHNF wants to help our Inspire members get answers to questions related to Charcot-Marie-Tooth.

One topic that has been addressed is lung function and breathing issues with Charcot-Marie-Tooth. Some CMT patients have reported phrenic nerve impairment. The phrenic nerve innervates the diaphragm: the primary muscle used during the process of inhalation.

An improperly functioning phrenic nerve could lead to symptoms such as generalized weakness, exercise intolerance, sleep apnea, and postural discomfort. 

Discussing these lung function issues with your medical provider is critical to getting the help you need today. 

Please help other CMT’ers with your experiences.

When HNF partnered with the Inspire Community, our mission was to encourage conversations just like this one.

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