Development Disorders

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy is the term used to describe a group of diseases that cause increasing muscular weakness and eventually, loss of muscle mass, itself. Muscular dystrophy can be caused by several different types of gene mutation which produce somewhat different diseases. However, all produce the weakness and wasting of muscle. The primary symptom that parents first notice is weakness and difficulty various movements such as walking, raising a fork, or frequent falls.

While there are no cures for muscular dystrophy, there are treatments and some drugs that can improve conditions and slow the progress of the disease. That is why it is important to have your child evaluated and treated by highly trained professionals, such as those at the Center for the Advancement of Youth (CAY).

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