DMD affects all muscles of the body – including muscles in the arms and legs, as well as the heart muscle and those involved in breathing. This can lead to problems with:1
DMD causes muscle weakness that gets worse over time. This means that walking, standing and everyday tasks become increasingly difficult. Eventually, the muscles that control the heart and lungs stop working, although this typically takes many years.2,3
While the progression and severity of symptoms of DMD differ for every individual, most will experience some of the stages shown in the figure.2–6
While there is no cure for DMD at the present time, people with DMD are living for longer than ever before. With the right care, people with DMD may live into their 30s and beyond.2,5,7
With the right care, people with DMD may live into their 30s and beyond5,7
(excluding UK and Ireland)
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