10 Tips to Own Muscular Dystrophy and Other Chronic Illnesses
Muscular dystrophy is a collective medical term used to describe a group of progressive diseases that cause weakness and loss of muscle mass. It is characterized by mutations that interfere with the production of proteins needed for normal muscle formation. Since the cause of this condition is purely genetic, there is no cure, but there are treatments available for symptom management.
Muscular dystrophy affects a wide age range. According to statistical data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of Duchenne and Becker MD (DBMD) is 1 in every 7,250 males. This only includes those between ages 5 to 24 years.
Living with a chronic illness is one thing. Living with a chronic illness that would eventually render you completely unable to physically function is another story. It’s really scary, and the prospect of life with such poor quality tends to get us all wound up with what’s going to happen that we actually forget to live. We let our fear of the future rob us of the joy of the moment, and that’s just a miserable way to go, especially when you’re dealing with muscular dystrophy or any chronic illness for that matter.
Life is unfair, but it’s also how you make it. Own your condition and make the most of life.
Here are 10 Simple Tips to Own Muscular Dystrophy and Other Chronic Illnesses and Keep It That Way.