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How Do I Caregive For My Son With Muscular Dystrophy
Lovingly : Children need love, patience, and guidance to grow. Learn as much as you can about your son's type of muscular dystrophy. Helping your child figure out how to accomplish his dreams with the physical limitatons the dystrphy imposes will be one of your great tasks. You and your child can figure out how to manage the perceptions of others as the physical manifestons become apparent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a child show signs of muscular dystrophy by 4? My son has low muscle tone and can tire quicker than brothers but he can jump, ride bike, etc
Many types: There are many different types of muscular dystrophy, some of which do not show symptoms until even adulthood. If you have concerns about your child's muscle functions, best to go to a large pediatric academic center that has a muscular dystrophy clinic. There you will find the various experts who can determine if there even is a problem, and it so, what it is. Best to use experts here! ...Read more
My son has muscular dystrophy and has tonsil stones , he has trouble breathing and keeps chocking , what do I do ??
See doctor: Tonsil stones normally do not cause symptoms. Very large tonsils and adenoids may cause obstruction and breathing problems at night. You need to take him to his doctor soon with the trouble breathing and choking. It may or may not be related to his muscular dystrophy. He needs a full evaluation of his lungs and ear/nose/throat to know what needs to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son has muscular dystrophy. School had an eye exam and they made a note that his eye lids are drooping a little over his pupils. Should he be seen by his doctor?
What kind of anemia or hemoglobin disorder would cause elevated LDH? Sons is 600. Concerned this is a marker of Muscular dystrophy?
Don't think so: Without much background data would consider a hemolytic anemia. Need to have your son discuss this with his physicians as than be other causes. ...Read more
Talk and love: People with muscular dystrophy have the same social needs that we all have, so continuing to interact and spend time with them is a huge plus. They're also in a position to teach us all some important lessons about life. Encourage them to do so. In addition, people with muscular dystrophy have a need to be as functionally independent as possible and to set and work toward goals. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle disease: Muscular dystrophy is a worsening disorder that causes muscle weakness. The worst kind is duchenne's dystrophy, that affects only boys, leads to severe weakness, and wheelchair needs, breathing difficulties in the teens. Milder forms can present later or not cause as much disability. These are genetic (runs in families) disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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