Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a broad term for a group of genetic diseases that lead to loss of muscle mass, breakdown, and weakness. Males are more likely to be affected.

There is no cure, so treatment aims to manage symptoms. Symptoms can occur in the heart, nervous system, eyes, and brain, among others.

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Doctor Make an appointment with a neurologist

How many people 349 out of 2.37 million males aged 5-24

Blood Tests Testing is required

Medications There is no cure, but treatment can help

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