Caused by defects in
a persons gene
Some forms occur due
to an absence of muscle
proteins or smaller then
You are given a faulty gene from one or
You inherit it at birth.
“Carrier”- If you are transmitted one
gene but do not have muscular
No way to prevent the disease since you
get it by way of genes.
Accurate genetic test can identify if you
have the gene so that you can plan on
There is not yet a cure.
Treatment is centered around
preventing things such as weakness,
immobility, and heart defects
Physical therapy is used.
Surgery may also be needed at times
Lack of coordination
In different types of
Muscular Dystrophy the
This disease is chronic.
You have it for life therefore you become
immune to it.
Your muscles and bones
are greatly affected.
They look very closely at family history.
Lab tests are also used such as:
Looking at blood level of muscle enzyme
creatine kinase (CK)
EMG-which checks how your muscles react