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General Muscular Dystrophy

  • Treatment of Muscular Dystrophy

    At the moment, there is no cure for any of the 9 types of muscular dystrophy. Conventional methods of coping with the disease include exercise, drugs that slow down or eliminate muscle wasting, anabolic steroids and supplementation. These methods ...

  • Diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy

    A preliminary diagnosis can be performed on the basis of past symptoms and characteristic traits: different dystrophies affect different muscle groups and have a different age of onset. Unless there is a known risk of a baby inheriting mus...

  • Causes of Muscular Dystrophy

    All muscular dystrophies are inherited (genetic) conditions (even though some forms may form from an ex-novo mutation). Different muscular dystrophies follow various inheritance patterns: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) ...

  • Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy

    Symptoms may vary greatly in magnitude, depending on the type of disease, but they generally include: Apparent lack of coordination, especially during walking Muscle weakness Prog...

  • Organizations for Muscular Dystrophy

    Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) Society 3 Westwood Road Lexington, MA   02420 ...

Types of Muscular Dystrophy

  • Types of Muscular Dystrophies

    Muscular dystrophies are a family of inherited (genetic) diseases that cause gradual wasting and weakening of muscles (and in some cases, of nerve tissue). In total, there are 9 types of generally accepted muscular dystrophies - each with its own ...


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