Muscular Dystrophy Emily carriier

What is it?

  • It is a disease that causes weakness of the muscles over time.
  • Also includes loss of muscle mass

What causes it?

It is a mutation of genes that interfere with the making of proteins

Symptoms

  • Trouble running or walking
  • Walking on the toes
  • Large calf muscles
  • Muscle pain
  • Stiffness
  • Learning disabilities

Tests & Diagnosis

The following tests will provide a diagnosis for the disease

  • Enzyme Test
  • Genetic Testing
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Heart Monitoring Test
  • Lung Monitoring Test

Treatment

Medications:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Heart medications

Therapy:

  • Stretching exercises
  • Exercise
  • Breathing assistance

Can not be cured, but treatment may help

Work Cited

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/muscular-dystrophy/basics/definition/con-20021240

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