Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • Inherited disease that affects the muscles
  • Symptoms may include muscle weakness on both sides of the body that may affect the ability to walk and breath
  • Caused by hereditary factors
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males only
  • Present at birth but may not have symptoms until 3 to 5 years of age
  • May be mild but progresses to severe with life threatening complications

Due to the nature of this disease, there are no home treatment options. Please contact your doctor.

 

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