The Muscular System

By Cassie and Jesus

What Does the Muscular System do?

Supports movement; controls walking, talking, sitting, standing, eating and other daily activities it also maintains posture and helps to circulate blood and other substances

Types of Muscle Tissue

Three Types of Homeostatic Imbalances


  • Affects the Skeletal Muscle's tone and contraction abilities
  • Caused by genetic problems or metabolic disorders
  • Treatments range from drug therapy for muscular dystrophies and inflammatory problems also weight loss is suggested

Muscular Dystrophy

  • Affects the muscle fibers and causes them to be abnormally susceptible to damage and make the muscles very week.
  • Caused by deficiency of a protein known as dystrophin
  • The goals of the doctor is to work towards a slow progression of decreasing symptoms sometimes this includes prescribing anti depressants
  • Fibromyalgia results in widespread pain throughout every muscle in a person's body
  • Symptoms of Fibromyalgia include joint tenderness, tiredness and sleep disturbances
  • There is no treatment pain management is the best way to handle the issue