Muscular Dystrophy

Makaleah Bennett

What is it?

Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases in which the muscles that control movement progressively weaken. An genetic disease, most conditions genereally inherited.
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what are the symptoms?

Symptoms vary with types of muscular dystrophy. All of the muscles may be affected. Or, only specific groups of muscles may be affected, such as those around the pelvis, shoulder, or face. The most common symptoms include: Progressive muscualr wasting, poor balance, inability to walk, difficulty using one or more muscle groups, or delayed develepoment of muscle motor skills.


There is no known cure for muscular dystrophy but there are management methods such as, physcial therapy and occupational therapy aerobic excersise and supplements that may help to prevent contractures and maintain muscle tone.