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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Muscular Dystrophy What Is It? Duchenne Myotonic Limb-girdle Becker Congenital Only affects males and symptoms will appearlater in life and progress more slowly. Usually people can walk into their 30's. Most common form of MD in adults and affects both men and women. affects nervous system, heart, digestive system, eyes and hormone- producing glands. Affects males and females. Progressive weakness that begins in the hips and moves to shoulders and limbs. After 20 years walking becomes difficult. What Causes It? Treatment Although there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, there are medications to slow the progress of the disease and to allow mobility for as long as possible. People with MD will usually do some form of physicaltherapy in attempt to keep their muscles as healthy as possible. In addition, there are experimental treatments being evaluated. For example, scientists are working to insert a working gene into the muscles of victims. MD is caused from incorrect or missing genetic informationin cells which doesn't allow the building of proteins essential for building and maintaining healthy bodies. Fasciosca-pulohumeral Oculophar-yngeal Present at birth and progresses slowly. Affects both males and females. Can cause abnormalities in brain, seizures and shortening and shrinking of muscles. Appears in young adults and affects both genders. Affects muscles in face, the shoulder blade and the upper arm bone. 50% can walk throughout their lives, and most live a normal lifespan. Appears in men and women between the ages of 40-60. Progresses slowly causing weakness in the face, throat and eyes. Types of Muscular Dystrophy The most common form of MD in children and only affects males. Muscles decrease in size and grow weaker over time. Average lifespan is late teens to early 20's. denotes affected muscle groups MD is a hereditary condition that causes progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles.'s_muscular_dystrophy
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