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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

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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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I recently found out I have limb, hip and girdle muscular dystrophy. I'm 22 and stressing out on how to cope with this?

I recently found out I have limb, hip and girdle muscular dystrophy. I'm 22 and stressing out on how to cope with this?

Mda , Duke: I recommend these resources : muscular dystrophy association at mda.Org. Also duke university, in north carolina is the top research center for genetics. They also conduct studies which perhaps you may qualify for. Duke's clinic number 919-681-5176. ...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

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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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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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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 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