Can something be done about the symptoms of muscular dystrophy?  

Not really. The symptoms of weakness do not go away. Lifestyle modifications to avoid cold, fatigue, or injury is important. If you are using a wheelchair you must be careful of your skin, your respiratory health, and your bone health.

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What are the symptoms of duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Weakness... ...More prominent in large muscles than in small ones, progressing to inability to stand up without assistance (see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/gower_maneuver ); muscles are enlarged early on ("pseudohypertrophy) but wither later. Read more...

Is constipation a common symptom of duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Possibly. Constipation can be affected by immobility, decreased fluid intake. It can also be affected by medications. Read up on the side effects of the medications being given. Read more...

Has a duchenne muscular dystrophy chromosome map been done yet?

Genetics. The molecular biology of dmd has been fairly well investigated at this time. The gene responsible for the disease codes for a mutated form of the protein called dystrophin. This gene is located on the x-chromosome. For more information on this go to http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001724/. Read more...
A single gene . Disorder, dmd is caused by a mutation in the x-linked dmd gene, xp21.1, causing absence of dystrophin, a muscle protein. Deletions in a specific part of the dystrophin gene are associated with cognitive impairment, especially in verbal memory & auditory comprehension. There's also some increased risk of adhd & autistic disorder. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/omim, online mendelian inheritance in man. Read more...

What are medications for duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Steroids. Currently the mainstay of therapy for duchenne is still steroids. Steroids slow the progression of the disease but are not a cure. There are many promising therapies being tested, but so far no others available at this time. For more information visit mda.Org or duchenneconnect. Read more...