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Muscular Dystrophy is considered a group of diseases that causes weakness and loss in muscle mass. Abnormal genes interfere in the healthy muscles and protein production process.

Many kinds of muscular dystrophy are affecting human beings. It happens in childhood. The case of muscular dystrophy is more in the boys. Other types of the disease do not affect the children when they enter the adulthood phase.

No cure for muscular dystrophy is available. Medications and therapies can control the symptoms and slow down the disease course.

Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms 

The signs and symptoms related to muscular dystrophy appear in the childhood phase of human beings. Girls are the carriers. Their body has mildly affected by the disease. On the other hand, boys have muscular dystrophy the most.

  • Facing trouble in running and jumping
  • The child walks on the toes 
  • Delay in the growth
  • It hampers the learning process in the kids
  • Frequently falling 
  • Difficulty in getting up from the sitting and lying position 
  • Muscle pain
  • Stiffness in the body

What are the causes behind muscular dystrophy?

There are genes in the protein-making procedure. The body starts suffering from muscular dystrophy when any gene present in the body turns out to be defective. It happens due to genetic mutation.

Muscular Dystrophy Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

People have a high risk of muscle dystrophy when they have a family medical history of it. It increases the possibility of passing the disease to the next generations.

Risk Factors of Muscular Dystrophy

People of both sexes have muscular dystrophy. However, this medical problem occurs in boys more frequently. Children have a family history of muscular dystrophy. There are high chances of passing the disease to their children.

Health Complications are: 

  • Trouble in walking
  • Problem to use the arms
  • Breathing issues
  • Heart Problems
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Contractions in muscles or joints


Asian Neuro Centre is one of the largest and most experienced practices in Indore where the best & experienced neurologist is skilled in dozens of specialties, working to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Dr. Navin Tiwari
Consulting Neurologist

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