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Muscular dystrophy

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

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