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The Annual Chase Anderson RoundUp Rodeo Honors Teens with Muscular Dystrophy

Essential information about muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy occurs when mutations interrupt protein production, which is essential with forming muscular tissue. When this happens, patients experience muscle mass and progressive weakness.

There are various kinds of muscular dystrophy, and symptoms typically begin in childhood. However, symptoms of other forms of muscular dystrophy do not appear until adulthood.