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Does Ayurvedic medicine help in Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Does Ayurvedic medicine help in Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

I don't know of any : scientific studies on this topic. Join Muscular Dystrophy Association India at mdindia.org. If any physicians have done research on the use of Ayurvedic medicine in DMD, you will find them or the results of their studies at MDIndia. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Muscular Dystrophy (Definition)

Muscular dystrophy includes a number of disorders which are associated primarily with abnormalities of the architecture of the cells, often causing changes in size and function (weakness). These disorders are typically inherited, and recognized early in life, although there are of course exceptions to this. Prognosis is based on the type of MD and expression ...Read more


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What are some treatments for duchenne muscular dystrophy?

What are some treatments for duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Medical Home: Children with severe muscle disease need a team approach that includes orthopedics, pulmonary, neurology, physiotherapy, gi, gu, and perhaps cardiology. These experts need to be coordinated through a team leader - usually a pediatrician who provides the medical home. ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for duchenne muscular dystrophy?

What are the treatments available for duchenne muscular dystrophy?

See below: There are no known cures for duchenne muscular dystrophy, so treatments are aimed at improving symptoms and improving quality of life. Options include physical therapy, assisted ventilation, medications to help the heart. ...Read more

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Both of my sons are sick with duchenne muscular dystrophy. Is there a cure?

Both of my sons are sick with duchenne muscular dystrophy. Is there a cure?

Unfortunately no: Unfortunately there is no cure at this time. A great deal of research is taking place regarding treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscular dystrophy?

What is the best treatment for muscular dystrophy?

Supportive: Mostly supportive and treating complications. There are some results with gene therapy, stem cell etc. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure or treatment for muscular dystrophy?

Treatment, no cure : If you are referring to duchenne muscular dystrophy, there is no cure at this point. It is progressive disease where muscle is replaced by fibrotic tissue. Steroids have been shown to increase the length of time a child can walk, decrease respiratory issues and even decrease the need for scoliosis surgery. It is not a panacea and should be discussed between doctor and family. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for muscular dystrophy (jerry lewis) ?

It depends: There are many different forms of muscular dystrophy. Treatment depends on the type. For some forms there are treatments to slow progression of the disease. There are currently no cures, but a lot of active research and promise on the horizon. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the treatment of muscular dystrophy?

Could you tell me what is the treatment of muscular dystrophy?

See below: Ther is neither a cure nor a method of slowing the progression of muscular dystrophy. Much efforts are to treat complications and to improve the quality of life. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment found for muscular dystrophy ?

Yes and no: Depending on the type there are some treatments to slow the progression, but htere are currently no cures. If you are passionate about this issue please consider supporting the mda who are instrumental in funding a lot of promising research! ...Read more

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Can there be any drug for the treatment of "muscular dystrophy"?

Yes and no : They're are medical treatments to help slow down the progression of duchenne muscular dystrophy (steroid treatment) but nothing (yet) that will cure the disease. Make sure that you discuss the risks and benefits of steroid treatment with your physician. ...Read more

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What are treatment options available for muscular dystrophy (dmd)?

What are treatment options   available for muscular dystrophy (dmd)?

There is no cure.: While there is no cure, a number of medications have been tried to lessen the symptoms, including: albuteral--a drug used for people with asthma, amino acids, carnitine, coenzyme q10, creatine, fish oil, green tea extracts, vitamin e, steroids. A neurologist who specializes in muscle disorders would be most helpful to you. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where do I go to get the treatment of muscular dystrophy?

Muscular dystrophy: Treatment for this disorder is most commonly done by neurologists that specialize in muscular disorders which is not all neurologist. So i would work with your local primary care doctor and see if one can be identified in your area that can help out. ...Read more

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What is the most well-known treatment for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy?

What is the most well-known treatment for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy?

Medical Home: Children with severe muscle disease need a team approach that includes orthopedics, pulmonary, neurology, physiotherapy, gi, gu, and perhaps cardiology. These experts need to be coordinated through a team leader - usually a pediatrician who provides the medical home. ...Read more

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How does stem cell treatment work in muscular dystrophy?

Stem cells: Scientists are investigating whether introducing stem cells which have the potential to turn into many different types of cells into dystrophic muscle could repopulate deteriorating muscle with normal muscle cells and slow the breakdown of abnormal muscle cells. ...Read more

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Are there doctors who do not suggest steroids in duchnne muscular dystrophy& is steroid proven as treatment?

Duchenne's: There's currently no cure for any form of muscular dystrophy. Current treatment is designed to help prevent or reduce deformities in the joints and the spine and to allow people with muscular dystrophy to remain mobile as long as possible. Corticosteroids, such as Prednisone may help improve strength but too much too long may have detrimental effects to the bones and muscles. ...Read more

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What are the current treatment options for muscular dystrophy?

What are the current treatment options for muscular dystrophy?

Medical Home: Children with severe muscle disease need a team approach that includes orthopedics, pulmonary, neurology, physiotherapy, gi, gu, and perhaps cardiology. These experts need to be coordinated through a team leader - usually a pediatrician who provides the medical home. ...Read more

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My self is rajneesh kumar suffering from calpainopathy muscular dystrophy. I've never been getting any treatment or therapy. Wt should I do n how?

How diagnosed?: First, you need a proper diagnosis. Next you need a competent doctor to evaluate you in a thorough manner. Muscle disease can affect breathing, swallowing, back, hips, knees, ankles, as well as heart function. There is risk for anesthesia as well as risk for toxic effects from certain medications and antibiotics. You may benefit from therapy and need special equipment. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What are the treatments of muscular dystrophy?

There are 9 major : types of inherited Muscular Dystrophies & > 100 similar inherited neuromuscular disorders. Treatment depends on specific diagnosis confirmed by molecular genetic testing &, sometimes, muscle biopsy, as most involve organ systems other than skeletal muscle. They differ in ages of onset & rapidity of progression of muscular weakness & atrophy. Please ask again when the diagnosis is established. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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Ayurveda (Definition)

Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more