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According to the Mayo Clinic, the main sign and symptom of muscular dystrophy is progressive muscle weakness. Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy are the two ...

How to Exercise with Muscular Dystrophy
Muscle weakness is the main symptom of muscular dystrophy. The deterioration works its way through the whole body, from the face to the arms and shoulders, down the hips and to the legs. Exercise is very difficult for people with the disease and, in some... More »
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Muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that weaken the musculoskeletal system and hamper locomotion. Muscular dystrophies are ...

Muscular dystrophy - Mayo Clinic

Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) ...
Researchers know the gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common childhood form of MD, causes a lack of the muscle protein dystrophin. Now research is trying to fix the gene or get around its effects. From the Guide to Rare/Orphan Disea... More »

Muscular Dystrophy Association: MDA

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research.

Muscular Dystrophy Information Page: National Institute of ...

Jul 27, 2015 ... Muscular Dystrophy (MD) information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Muscular Dystrophy Types & Causes of Each Form - WebMD

WebMD explains the causes and types of muscular dystrophy.

Muscular Dystrophy - KidsHealth

Muscular dystrophy is a disorder that weakens a person's muscles over time. People who have the disease can gradually lose the ability to do everyday tasks.

Muscular Dystrophy - KidsHealth

There's no cure for muscular dystrophy (MD), a genetic disorder that gradually weakens muscles, but there are ways to improve muscle and joint function and ...

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Q: How to Exercise with Muscular Dystrophy.
A: 1. Work with your doctor and a physical therapist to design an exercise program that won't cause further complications. You should be monitored for additional m... Read More »
Q: How to Prevent Muscular Dystrophy.
A: 1. Talk with your doctor or OB/Gyn about yours and your husband's medical history. Discuss whether genetic testing is a good idea for you before trying to start... Read More »
Q: Muscular dystrophy.
A: Thanks for your e-mail. Progressive muscular dystrophy is a subject of my research. I have treated more than 200 patients of this disease with very encouraging ... Read More »
Q: What is muscular dystrophy?
A: Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that weakens the muscles that help the body move. Read More »
Q: How is muscular dystrophy spread?
A: Muscular dytrophy is not spread it is heriditary. Read More »