10. It’s often stereotyped
Because it is described as a progressive muscle-wasting disease, people often picture muscular dystrophy patients who are confined to wheelchairs and basically unable to perform their activities of daily living without assistance. Muscular dystrophy doesn’t strike in just one certain manner. It can affect people differently. In fact, there are people living with muscular dystrophy who lead normal lives. It has a lot to do with how society views the disease which only goes to show that there is indeed a lack of understanding on how it works and how it affects its patients.