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How does hypotonia affect the body?

Since hypotonia can be caused by a number of conditions, it may affect the body in a variety of ways. Hypotonia usually causes low muscle tone throughout the body's voluntary muscles. Babies with hypotonia may have poor neck control, causing their heads to fall to one side. Their limbs may also be limp or "floppy." Hypotonia may also cause trouble with walking and posture, and may lead to breathing problems if respiratory muscles are affected.

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