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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

Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Muscular Dystrophy (Definition)

Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of muscle disorders characterized by progressive weakness of the muscles and ...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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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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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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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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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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