There are more than 30 types of muscular dystrophy that cause progressive muscle weakness, including Duchenne Becker (DMD), Becker (BMD), and more. Muscular dystrophy symptoms also include scoliosis (sideways curved spine), difficulty in walking or running, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), muscle pain, breathing problems, and others. Read more: What Is Muscular Dystrophy? Article
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What is muscular dystrophy? Learn the signs of muscular dystrophy, what causes it, how doctors diagnose it, and how to treat it.
How Many Types of Muscular Dystrophy Are There?
Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disease that weakens and wastes away skeletal muscle. There are 30 different types of muscular dystrophy that fall into nine major categories. Learn what the symptoms of muscular dystrophy are, how you get muscular dystrophy, and what treatments there are for muscular dystrophy.
What Is the Best Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy?
Learn what medical treatments can help with your muscular dystrophy symptoms and speed up your recovery.
What Are Usually the First Signs of Muscular Dystrophy?
Depending on the type of muscular dystrophy, initial symptoms may include muscle weakness, difficulty walking, frequent falls, limited movement, and more.
Muscular Dystrophy Types & Causes of Each Form
Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic diseases causing progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. There are more than 30 types of muscular dystrophy that result in muscle weakness. Over time, the muscles get weaker, disturbing the gait (a person’s manner of walking) and the ability to perform daily activities.
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