Definition of Muscular Dystrophy:

Muscular dystrophy is a group of  muscles related diseases. These diseases attack the musculoskeletal system and hamper locomotion system. There are more than 30 inherited diseases that attack muscle fibers and damage it causing the fibers weak. These damaged muscles progressively become weaker. Most of the people with Muscular Dystrophy loss their ability to walk.

Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy: 

  1. Muscle weakness and progressive muscle wasting
  2. Atrophy
  3. Scoliosis
  4. Calf Deformation
  5. Respiratory difficulty
  6. Cardiomyopathy
  7. Arrhythmia
  8. Muscle Spasms
  9. Poor balance
  10. Drooping eyelids
  11. Inability to walk
  12. Frequent falls
  13. waddling gait
  14. Limited range of movement
  15. Joint contractures

People who have Muscular Dystrophy can not breathe or swallow properly.

Their limb may also bend inward and remain fixed in that position. This problem is called

contracture. Some types of diseases can attack heart and other organs

Diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy:

Medical diagnosis of muscular Dystrophy : muscle biopsy, electromyography, electrocardiography, DNA analysis and increased creatine phosphokinase etc