Muscular Dystrophy

Congenital Conditions Project

About Muscular Dystrophy

  • It is a group of diseases that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.

Symptoms and Causes

Symptoms


  • are frequent falls, muscle pain and stiffness, trouble running or jumping, difficulty getting up from a lying or sitting position, etc.


Causes


  • It is caused by a genetic mutation particular to this disease. Some are inherited and are passed on to next generations.

Treatment and Prevention

Treatment


  • Treatment options include medication, physical therapy, surgical or other procedures. No official cure.


Prevention


  • There isn't a way to prevent it.

Effects and Detection

Effects

  • Unable to walk, curved spine (scoliosis), breathing and heart problems, etc.

Detections

  • Genetic testing, muscle biopsy, heart-monitoring tests, etc.