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What is muscular dystrophy? and what's the difference between muscular dystrophy and muscular atrophy? and what can be done to strengthen the muscle

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi answered

Specializes in Neurology

Muscular atrophy (loss of bulk) can occur as a result of disuse or after inflammation , infection, endocrine disorder etc. When it has a genetic basis it is called muscular dystrophy.

Answered Oct 3, 2016



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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral

is a group of genetic disorders inherited in different patterns & characterized by loss of muscle tissue, or atrophy, progressive muscle weakness & defects in muscle protein. Muscle atrophy, or loss of muscle tissue, is either from disuse or from any disorder of or trauma to areas of the central nervous system or the nerves that control muscles. Treatments of muscle atrophy depend on the cause.

Answered Sep 24, 2014



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