Since the myopathies are chronic diseases, it is important for patients to practice good general health measures, including a well-balanced nutritional diet, maintenance of normal weight, and proper management of any other chronic illnesses. Physical therapy and regular exercise to regain and maintain muscle strength are also important in the treatment of myopathy.
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