McArdle Disease

    Last Updated: August 16, 2022

    McArdle disease, also known as glycogen storage disease type V, is an inherited condition where individuals cannot break down a complex sugar in the body known as glycogen. This disease interferes with normal muscle function and can lead to fatigue, cramps, and muscle pain.

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    McArdle Disease falls under the Pain and Other categories.

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