While it might seem like just another type of early symptom, getting a child tested early if issues show up could assist in preventing future breathing problems if the symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy just happen to be caught early on and in enough time. In addition, one might notice that some muscle loss is happening. If one does not treat this, it can lead to many issues later on. Trying to do preventive care is best after diagnosis, as the disease has no known cure. Preparing and trying to prevent any other issues is what healthcare professionals continue to advise those who care for someone with DMD or those who suffer with it past childhood.