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Living Life to the Fullest with Muscular Dystrophy

Living Life to the Fullest with Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a group of genetic disorders that cause the muscles of the body to weaken and fail over time, there are different types of MD all characterized by gene mutations, each type affect patients differently and in different areas of the body as well as at different ages but it is usually diagnosed in childhood.

The disease that typically runs in families, though not everyone is the family may be afflicted with the disease, everyone in the family is usually a carrier of the gene, when they come in contact with someone else that also has the gene there’s a fifty percent chance that any offspring of the union will have MD. In the rarest cases it’s possible for spontaneous development of MD when neither or the parents carry the gene, but the offspring has a spontaneous mutation in their own genes.