Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

becker muscular dystrophy medication

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayah Elmaghrabi
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There is many similarities between them but becker muscular dystrophy tends to have slower and less severe course than duchenne muscular dystrophy. ... Read More
4
4 thanks
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Possible but...: The onset of weakness is later in becker than in duchenne dystrophy.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hmm.: Hard to say - if this refers to you... 31 is a bit "old" for the syndrome but milder forms are seen in older people... Not sure where/why your jumping ... Read More
Dr. Osman Farooq
20 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No: Difficulty walking can occur due to many reasons. Becker muscular dystrophy is one of those reasons... But it is rare compared to most other causes.
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Check this out: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/313417-treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Steroids: Currently the mainstay of therapy for duchenne is still steroids. Steroids slow the progression of the disease but are not a cure. There are many prom ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
The treatment...: ...For dmd prolongs life somewhat but does not change the overall prognosis. The best thing we can do is provide moral support for the family and the ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
X-Linked Reces. MD: Duchenne dystrophy is inherited as an x-linked recessive trait, carried in women. It affects about 1in 3500 male births with no geographic/ethnic vari ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Genetic disorder: Duchenne's muscular dystrophy is an x linked genetic disorder causing abnormalities of the muscle fiber and eventual degeneration.
1
1 thank
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
42 years experience Psychiatry
Hereditary: It is inherited because of a defective gene on the x chromosome (female sex chromosome). It is referred to as a "sex-linked recessive" inheritance pa ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
17 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
MDA and NIH: Muscular dystrophy association www.mda.com. And national institutes of health website. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/md/md.htm.
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Usually first become apparent with balance issues such as walking. A thorough history and physical by a medical physician before coming to a diagnosis ... Read More
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month