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Teen Mom 2 Star Shares the Reality of Raising a Child with Muscular Dystrophy

Ali's unpredictable future: Difficulties in her cardiovascular and respiratory functions

It has been difficult to predict how the condition will develop, and the reality is that there is nothing much to do except to take each development in stride. The degenerative nature of the disease leads to increasing weakness and muscle mass loss. The condition involves regular trips to the doctor, therapy sessions, and medical testing. Ali might also develop difficulties with her respiratory and cardiovascular functions later in life according to the doctor. Visits to a cardiologist and a pulmonologist have also been recommended by medical professionals. 

Fortunately, many people with Titin muscular dystrophy have been reported to live well into their fifties and possibly even longer. 

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