What is Muscular Dystrophy
Becker is a type of Muscular dystrophy that makes the body weak. This disease is manly caused due to heredity problems due to this disease patients are not able to walk. Patients feel weak because their muscles become weak and they loss their weight. It mostly appears between the age group of 12 to 16. This disorder mostly occurs in male and affects the heart.
Myotonic that is also called MMD or Steinerts disease is one of the common types of muscular dystrophy. It affects both male and female. Myotonic is one of the form that mostly effect adults. This disease occurs at childhood. It may also appear new born baby. In this disease the muscles are affected badly and patients feel weak. It also affects central nervous system, heart, gastrointestinal tract, eyes.
Symptoms of Muscular dystrophy
- Mental retardation
- Muscle weakness
- Delayed development of muscle motor skills
- Difficulty using one or more muscle groups
- Eyelid drooping
- Frequent falls
- Loss of strength in a muscle
- Loss in muscle size
- Problems walking
Duchenne is a type of muscular dystrophy that mostly appears in kids. Duchenne mostly effect male. It mostly occurs between the age group 2 to 16. In this disease the muscles size is decreasing due to that muscles become weak. This disease affects the different parts of body such as arms, legs, and spine and other parts of body. The people suffering from this diseases may suffer from breathing and heart problems at the sever stage of this disease. Duchenne is very dangerous disease and patient of this disease may die the age of 20.
Limb-girdle is also a type of muscular dystrophy that mostly occurs in adult age and it appears in both men and women. This disease causes lot of weakness. Limb-girdle affects the heap, shoulders, arms and legs due to the patients are not able to walk properly. In very early age that is in 20 year age patients need wheelchair to move. Limb-girdle is a very dangerous diseases and it may occur due heredity.
Congenital is also a kind of muscular dystrophy. Congenital occur at the time of birth or after few months. Congenital affect both men and women. It makes the body weak and muscles shrink due to that join problem occurs. Due to congenital patients may suffer from brain disorder. This disease effect the muscles and patients feel difficulty in walking and also their join are not able to turn properly. There are different types of test are also available for this disease such as Aldolase, AST, Creatinine, LDH, Myoglobin, urine and blood