How much do you know about neuromuscular disorders? Do you know what they are and what causes them? Neuromuscular disorders are caused by a range of diseases that affect the muscles and nerves, and most of them are genetic.1 Genetic diseases are either passed down through the family (inherited) or caused by changes in a person’s genes (mutations).1
Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of neuromuscular disorders that cause muscle weakness and muscle loss.2 Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a type of muscular dystrophy that causes muscle weakness that worsens over time.3 The progression and symptoms can vary from person to person.4 The information in this section will help to explain why people with DMD experience muscle weakness and loss, and the signs, symptoms and progression of the disease.
Being aware of developmental milestones is an important consideration for your child’s health. While developmental delay may be nothing to worry about, it can sometimes be a sign of a muscle disorder
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