MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited disorders that involve muscle weakness and loss of muscle tissue, which get worse over time. Muscular dystrophies, or MD, are a group of inherited conditions, which means they are passed down through families. They may occur in childhood or adulthood.There are many different types of muscular dystrophy. They include:Symptoms vary with the different types of muscular dystrophy.

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All of the muscles may be affected. Or, only specific groups of muscles may be affected, such as those around the pelvis, shoulder, or face. Muscular dystrophy can affect adults, but the more severe forms tend to occur in early childhood.

Symptoms include: Mental retardation (only present in some types of the condition), Muscle weakness that slowly gets worse, Delayed development of muscle motor skills, Difficulty using one or more muscle groups, Drooling, Eyelid drooping (ptosis), Frequent falls, Loss of strength in a muscle or group of muscles as an adult, Loss in muscle size, Problems walking(delayed walking).

A physical examination and your medical history will help the doctor determine the type of muscular dystrophy. Specific muscle groups are affected by different types of muscular dystrophy.

There are no known cures for the various muscular dystrophies. The goal of treatment is to control symptoms. Physical therapy may help patients maintain muscle strength and function. Orthopedic appliances such as braces and wheelchairs can improve mobility and self-care abilities. In some cases, surgery on the spine or legs may help improve function.

Genetic counseling is advised when there is a family history of muscular dystrophy. Women may have no symptoms but still carry the gene for the disorder. Duchenne muscular dystrophy can be detected with about 95% accuracy by genetic studies performed during pregnancy.

The proper analysis of the case with the qualified homoeopathic physician will give the better results.