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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of nine inherited disorders that involve muscle weakness and wasting. Reviewed by a board-certified pediatrician.

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What Is Congenital Muscular Dystrophy?

Congenital muscular dystrophy is an umbrella term for a category of genetic muscle diseases seen either at birth or shortly after. Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is the name for a category of genetic muscle diseases that first appear near birth...

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Overview of Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy

Myotonic muscular dystrophy is a hereditary condition characterized by muscle problems and sometimes other health issues. Learn more about symptoms and treatment. Myotonic muscular dystrophy, which is sometimes called myotonic dystrophy, is a type...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Muscular Dystrophy

What are the causes of muscular dystrophy? Learn how genetics plays a role and if there are any risk factors that may cause muscular dystrophy. If you have muscular dystrophy or suspect you have it, you need to check in with your doctor. Properly...

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How Muscular Dystrophy Is Treated

Muscular dystrophy treatment focuses on progression and quality of life. Options can include prescriptions, therapies, devices, and surgery. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for muscular dystrophy (MD), but researchers are making advances that...

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Muscular Dystrophy vs. Muscle Atrophy

Muscular dystrophy and muscle atrophy are very different conditions, but both result in significant weakness and the need for medical treatment and support. Muscle atrophy refers to the shrinking or "wasting away" of muscles. It is usually a symptom...

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What Is Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy?

Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that affect the muscles of the legs and arms causing weakness and atrophy. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) is a general term used to describe a group of diseases that causes wasting and...

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What Are the Different Types of Muscular Dystrophy?

Muscular dystrophy (MD) includes nine major types of progressive diseases that cause muscle weakness in different body areas and vary in severity, Muscular dystrophy (MD) is an inherited disorder that causes muscle weakness and atrophy. There are...

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Types of Neuromuscular Disorders

Explore the types of neuromuscular disorders and how they differ. Reviewed by a board-certified neurologist. Neuromuscular disorders are conditions that affect the nerves that send electrical signals to muscles to control movement. When the nerves...

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What Is Becker Muscular Dystrophy?

Becker muscular dystrophy is a type of muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder that causes progressive weakness and atrophy of the voluntary muscles. Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is a type of muscular dystrophy, a genetic condition that causes...

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