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  • 1. Muscular Dystrophy Will Aikins Mr. Holley Human Interaction 7 April 2011
  • 2. Definition
    • “ Muscular dystrophy,   hereditary disease that causes progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles ” (Britannica)
  • 3. Symptoms
    • Muscle Weakness
    • Loss of Strength
    • Clumsiness
    • Loss of coordination
    • Falling a lot
    • Muscle spasms
    • Source: Teen Health and Wellness
  • 4. Long Term Effects
    • Loss of all muscle control
    • Loss of mobility
    • Respiratory failure
    • Most patients die before age 30
    • Source: Science in Context
  • 5. Assistance and Care
    • Physical therapy
    • Limb braces
    • Orthopedic surgery
    • Drug therapy
    • Source: Salem Health
  • 6. Treatment
    • There is no treatment for Muscular Dystrophy
    • Very few patients live beyond age 30 because of respiratory failure
  • 7. Ways you can help people with MD
    • Car rides
    • Lifting items
    • Installing ramps
    • Help them be social with others
    • Encourage them
    • Source: Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • 8. Works Cited
    • “ Muscular Dystrophy.&quot; Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online . Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 07 Apr. 2011. < http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/398719/muscular-dystrophy >.
    • Hinds, Maurene. &quot;Muscular Dystrophy.&quot; Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen, 2011. Web. 7 Apr. 2011. < http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/240/muscular-dystrophy >.
    • &quot;Muscular dystrophy.&quot; World of Scientific Discovery . Gale, 2007. Gale Science In Context . Web. 7 Apr. 2011.
    • Kalumuck, Karen E. &quot;Muscular dystrophy.&quot; Magill’s Medical Guide, Sixth Edition . Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges, 6th ed. 6 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2010. Salem Health Web. 07 Apr. 2011.
    • Muscular Dystrophy Canada. &quot;Frequantly Asked Questions about Muscular Dystrophy.&quot; Muscular Dystrophy Canada: Muscle.ca . nd. Web. 07 Apr. 2011. < http:// www.muscle.ca >