Thanks for posting the query.
I understand your concern for your brother.
Muscular dystrophy is hereditary muscle disorder
that weakens the muscles which moves human body.
There is no cure for any form of muscular dystrophy but medications and therapy can slow the course of the disease.
Symptoms of muscular dystrophy often can be relieved through exercise, physical therapy
, rehabilitative devices, respiratory care, and surgery.
Exercise and physical therapy can minimize abnormal or painful positioning of the joints and may prevent or delay curvature of the spine.
Muscular Dystrophy progression can be slowed with medication like steroids, phenytoin
Human trials of gene therapy
are going on with the dystrophin
If you have a family history of muscular dystrophy, you may have to consult a genetic counselor also.
For the further details you can mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be guided further.
Hope I have answered your query.
I will be available if you have any follow up queries.
Dr. Jyoti Patil.