Management and speech therapy for muscular dystrophy

Written on July 5, 2013 – 12:00 am | by admin

Suffering from the condition known as muscular dystrophy can be truly devastating not only to the person who has the condition, but to his or her family and friends as well. This condition can affect one’s life in a variety of ways, but one of the most prominent issues associated with muscular dystrophy is that of being unable to speak or having general difficult formulating speech that can be distinguished and understood by others. This can make communication between family members and friends of the person affect very Read the rest of this entry »

Proper diet and eating habits recommended

Written on May 17, 2013 – 12:00 am | by admin

Whether you are in perfect health or struggling with a major medical condition, unless you have allergies to certain foods, recommendations are going to be pretty similar. Some foods are healthier than others, so if you want to be at your best, you should stick with the food that offers the greatest nutritional value and avoid ingesting foods that are unhealthy.

Vegetables are extremely healthy, with most of them containing important vitamins and nutrients. Even those that are of little inherent nutritional value aren’t harmful as long as you don’t drench them in butter or other Read the rest of this entry »

Is muscular dystrophy passed on by family members

Written on March 27, 2013 – 12:00 am | by admin

Muscular dystrophy is actually a large group of diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system, weakening strength and limiting motion in patients affected with this. The disease is characteristically seen in boys, though there are forms that affect girls as well. Muscular dystrophy starts by weakening skeletal muscle, or the muscles used for movement, strength, and daily activities. Muscle tissue dies progressively until very little muscle is left. The disease is passed on by family members, though the type of muscular dystrophy a person Read the rest of this entry »

How do you treat muscular dystrophy

Written on July 3, 2012 – 12:00 am | by admin

Muscular dystrophy does not have any permanent cure but there are various methods by which the pain in spines as well as joints can be reduced and can make people as mobile as possible.

There are various medications available in the market which can help increase the strength of muscles but continuous use may increase the risk of bone fracture. However, therapy is another way which has proved to be the most efficient way to treat muscular dystrophy. People can perform various exercises Read the rest of this entry »

What types of medications will be prescribed

Written on June 29, 2012 – 12:00 am | by admin

There are a few different types of medication that may be prescribed for someone with Muscular Dystrophy. The type of medication used depends on the symptoms that the patient is experiencing and the type of treatment that a licensed physician decides upon.

Corticosteroids are often prescribed for the condition as a way to increase muscle strength and slow down the progression of Muscular Dystrophy. This type of prescription medication is often only prescribed for a Read the rest of this entry »

The treatment and diagnosis of muscular dystrophy

Written on June 25, 2012 – 12:00 am | by admin

Muscular dystrophy is usually diagnosed by having a family medical history given, a physical exam and other tests such as a muscle biopsy, nerve conduction tests, DNA testing and blood enzyme tests.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for muscular dystrophy; however, therapy and medications help to slow down the disease. Some research has been done in the last couple of years to see if muscle-building drugs can slow down the disease. This is ongoing and more will be learned in the years to come.

Many of the symptoms a person suffer from this disease can be Read the rest of this entry »

30 diseases that cause muscle weakness

Written on June 24, 2012 – 12:00 am | by admin

There are many diseases that cause muscle weakness such as muscular dystrophy. Muscle weakness is when there is a decrease in muscle strength and is usually brought on by a muscular, metabolic or neurological disorder. Muscular dystrophy is a disease that is more understood than others because of the high number of people who have it. Other causes of muscular weakness are: overactive parathyroid glands, Addison’s disease, Bell’s palsy, cerebral palsy, anemia, botulism, stroke, having a Read the rest of this entry »

Muscular Dystrophy: The Types And Causes

Written on June 20, 2012 – 12:00 am | by admin

Muscular dystrophy or MD is a genetic disease by which a human muscle is weakened. A person suffering from MD has movement difficulties and probably cannot move at all without help from another person. This muscle weakening disorder is caused by the lack of information or incorrect genes of the patient. Since it is genetic, it is not contagious. However, it can be transferred to the person’s children through different generations.

Muscular Dystrophy comes in various major forms and their Read the rest of this entry »