What exactly causes Muscular Dystrophy? I know its a genetic mutation.
Its the interference of protein production that is needed to maintain healthy muscles.
What are some of the symptoms?
Symptoms can be muscle weakness, trouble breathing/swallowing, muscle pain, and cardiomyopathy.
Are there any treatment options?
There are a few options. They could take medications, do therapy, use breathing aids, or even surgery.
Is it contagious?
No. Its actual inherited from your mother.
Can you live a long life with Muscular Dystrophy?
People with this genetic condition have sadly shortened life spans.
To summarize: Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic mutation that causes the weaking of muscles and the loss of muscle mass. You inherited the gene from your mother. Symptoms can be evaluated by a doctor and treatment can help aid in muscle function as a temporary fix. Though a person with muscular dystrophy has a shorter life span.