Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
what is it? where does it occur? may we ever know?
Background Information on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Type of Genetic Disorder
Symptoms of DMD
Effects of DMD disorder
Punnett Square of DMD
How is DMD Diagnosed?
Prognosis of DMD
Treatments for DMD
Treatments that are available for DMD would be amino acids, carnitine, coenzyme Q10, creatine, fish oil, green tea extracts and vitamin E.
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5 Important Notes
- There is no cure for DMD
- DMD can be treated using surgical methods such as tendon release
- The average lifespan of a person with muscular DMD is roughly 20 years
- Males are more likely to be affected
- Your upper arms and legs usually show weakness first