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Category Archives: Muscular Dystrophy Treatment

Becker’s muscular dystrophy – Wikipedia

Posted: December 7, 2018 at 7:41 pm

Becker muscular dystrophy is an X-linked recessive inherited disorder characterized by slowly progressing muscle weakness of the legs and pelvis. It is a type of dystrophinopathy.[3][2] This is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene, which encodes the protein dystrophin Continue reading

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Muscular dystrophy – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

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Overview Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle. Continue reading

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Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD) | Muscular Dystrophy …

Posted: December 6, 2018 at 8:45 pm

What is congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD)? Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) refers to a group of muscular dystrophies that become apparent at or near birth Continue reading

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Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy – Now possible through …

Posted: December 5, 2018 at 10:43 am

Muscular Dystrophy Stop the Gradual Decline in Health !! Is it just the starting stage? Call us today to know how Welling Homeopathy can help you totally recover from muscular dystrophy. We have an extensive experience of more than 12 years to customise the treatment for you as required Continue reading

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Muscular dystrophy – Diagnosis and treatment – Mayo Clinic

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Diagnosis Your doctor is likely to start with a medical history and physical examination. After that, your doctor may recommend: There's no cure for any form of muscular dystrophy. But treatment can help prevent or reduce problems in the joints and spine to allow people with muscular dystrophy to remain mobile as long as possible Continue reading

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) – Medical Management …

Posted: November 30, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Thanks to advances in many areas of medicine, such as cardiology and pulmonology, people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the 21st century are living longer than in previous decades, often well into adulthood. The use of available treatments can help maintain comfort and function and prolong life Continue reading

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About Neuromuscular Diseases – Muscular Dystrophy Association

Posted: November 20, 2018 at 9:45 am

A look at causes, symptoms, and care options for neuromuscular diseases, and how we're leading the way to better treatments and cures. At MDA, we take a big picture perspective across the full spectrum of neuromuscular diseases to uncover scientific and medical breakthroughs that accelerate treatments and cures. The power in our research approach is that we can often apply learnings from one disease to progress in others to bring urgently-needed answers to our families. Read MDA News to stay up-to-date on issues that matter to the MDA community. Biomarkers can provide crucial information for researchers conducting clinical trials. James Ervasti, professor in the department of biochemistry, molecular biology & biophysics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, is working to develop methods of identifying non-invasive biomarkers. The FDA has approved Taro Pharmaceuticals Keveyis 50 mg tablets for primary hyperkalemic and hypokalemic periodic paralysis. MDA helps you keep up on research news, health care information and helpful daily living strategies through magazines, print and online publications, educational speakers, seminars, videos and newsletters. Our trained specialists are here to provide one-on-one support for every part of your journey. Send a message below or call us at 1-833-ASK-MDA1 (1-833-275-6321). If you live … Continue reading

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) | Muscular Dystrophy …

Posted: October 7, 2018 at 4:46 am

What is Duchenne muscular dystrophy? Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It is one of nine types ofmuscular dystrophy. DMD is caused by an absence ofdystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact. Symptom onset is in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5. The disease primarily affects boys, but in rare cases it can affect girls. Muscle weakness can begin as early as age 3, first affecting the muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs and shoulders, and later the skeletal (voluntary) muscles in the arms, legs and trunk. The calves often are enlarged. By the early teens, the heart and respiratory muscles also are affected. For more about DMD symptoms, seeSigns and Symptoms. Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)is a milder version of DMD. Its onset is usually in the teens or early adulthood, and the course is slower and less predictable than that of DMD. Duchenne muscular dystrophy was first described by the French neurologist Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne in the 1860s, but until the 1980s, little was known about the cause of any kind of muscular dystrophy. In 1986, MDA-supported researchers identified a particular gene on the … Continue reading

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Treatment Options for Muscular Dystrophy

Posted: September 21, 2018 at 7:44 am

Muscular dystrophy is a term that covers a wide range of muscle-wasting conditions, many of which are progressive and carry a variety of symptoms of differing severity. There is no cure for any type of MD. But various medications and therapies can help manage symptoms or slow the progression of the disease. Many therapies are specific to one type of MD. Here is an overview of some common treatment options: Patients with MD are often prescribed corticosteroids, also called glucocorticoids. They have been shown to improve muscle strength and may slow the progression of MD. But their use can cause weight gain in the short term, brittle bones that increased the chance of fractures, cataracts, and high blood pressure over the long term. Prednisone and Emflaza (deflazacort) are examples of corticosteroids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Emflaza for patients with a type of MD called Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Other medications are approved for other types of MD. For example, the FDA has approvedExondys 51 (eteplirsen) for the treatment of DMD caused by certain mutations. Translarna (ataluren) is a drug approved in Europe, but not in the U.S., to treat DMD caused by another type of mutation … Continue reading

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| Muscular Dystrophy Association

Posted: August 26, 2018 at 12:46 am

At the Muscular Dystrophy Association, we believe in living life, unlimited. Everyone has their reason to ride. And for 38 years now, Harley-Davidson has made theirs about supporting MDA. This summer, were celebrating Harley-Davidson and inviting you to pull back the throttle as we ride to Milwaukee in support of families impacted by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases. Founded by a group of families in 1950, families are at the heart of everything we do today. Finding research breakthroughs across diseases to accelerate treatments & cures Caring for kids and adults from day one at MDA Care Centers Empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America Each day these freedoms are taken away from kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that weaken muscle strength and limit mobility. Together we can change that. Whether youre looking to volunteer at a camp or a local office, organize a group of friends to fundraise, run a marathon, or advocate for the cause, the ways to get involved are endless. 180 research nearly 50,000 More than 3,800 Aug 23 2018 These new grants represent a continued commitment by MDA to fund groundbreaking research that will accelerate treatments … Continue reading

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