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Muscular Dystrophies: are a group of more than 30 genetic disorders in which the rate of progression of skeletal muscle degeneration & weakness & involvement of other organs vary. Genetic evaluation for adult-onset MD & a blood test or muscle biopsy can define the type you have & what to expect. This will help you & your neurologist decide on treatment options. Contact mda.org for information, resources & support. ...Read more
Genetics: Muscular dystrophies are caused by mutations in the genes responsible for making the components of muscle. Sometimes these mutations are sporadic, while in other cases there is a family history. A neurologist or geneticist can help you determine the specifics of your case and if genetic testing of the patient or their family members might be useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if I have been suffering from muscular dystrophy for the past 10 years. It's getting severe day by day. What's the remedy for it?
Complex: Complex subject that is best to discuss with your neurologist ...Read more
I have suffering from muscular dystrophy from past 14 years my age 21 now. Now the disease has becoming sever now a days is there any stop to the dis?
Unlikely: There are many types of muscular dystrophy (duchenne, becker, mitochondrial). It would be important to know the type of muscle disease you have. Unfortunately, most of the treatments are supportive, not curative. There is ongoing research in diseases (such as duchenne muscular dystrophy), so there may be opportunities to participate in a research trial. I would recommend you see a neurologist. ...Read more
Because: Muscle tissue is considered part of the neurological tissues. There is a "chain" of tissues which neurologists specialize in, from muscle, up the nerves, to spinal cord, brainstem, all the way to cerebral structures. Some neurologists subspecialize in myopathies (muscle diseases). ...Read more
Usually not: There are some experimental compounds that may prevent or delay atrophy in muscular dystrophy but nothing that uasually brings back muscles that have atrophied already. One should discuss preventative measures as well as possible treatmenst with a neuromuscular neurologist. ...Read more
I have muscular dystrophy my edge is 39 it seems non progressive. What treatments or new developments are concerning muscular dystrophy?
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