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Muscular dystrophy since 14 years. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
User :   i want to know is ther any treatment for muscular dystrophy?
Doctor :   is it inherited in your family
User :   ya
Doctor :   What is the type of it?
User :   limb girdle muscular distrophy
Doctor :   There is no cure for it
Doctor :   but qualityof life can be extended with
User :   then?
Doctor :   exercise, physiotherapy and proper care
Doctor :   It is progressive disease
Doctor :   What is the age
User :   me suffering from same desease
Doctor :   What are you on now?
User :   me now29
Doctor :   WHich medication are you on
Doctor :   Steroids?
User :   no?
Doctor :   then
User :   alopathic, ayurvedic, massage.......
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   WHich limbs are affected for you
User :   did not take steroids
User :   both limbs..
Doctor :   lower limbs right?
User :   ya
Doctor :   How did it start and when did it start?
User :   now its 14 years..
Doctor :   Where did it start first
User :   swelling was came in my both legs
Doctor :   15 days back
Doctor :   sorry 15 years back
User :   i took medicines for that
Doctor :   ?
User :   ya
Doctor :   How was it diagnosed? Which doctor did it?
User :   but swelling was still there...
Doctor :   What is the level of activity for you now?
User :   i can't walk properly
Doctor :   Oh I am sorry for you
Doctor :   Was the muscle biopsy done
User :   ya
Doctor :   Which doctor diagnosed ?
User :   its in XXXXXX
Doctor :   ok where do you stay
User :   Dr.advised
Doctor :   so are you in now
User :   me at XXXXXX
Doctor :   How frequent you go for the physiotherapy
User :   means?
Doctor :   How frequently you visit a physiotherapist for exercise
User :   i can visit a physiotherapist for exercise .....
User :   but i need help for going here & there
Doctor :   ya i can understand
User :   Hello Doctor...u from?
Doctor :   Cant you hire a physiotherapist to come home?
Doctor :   Some agree to
Doctor :   I am from XXXXXXX
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you feel any tightness and your muscle go in contraction, there are good surgeries now to relieve them
User :   if we do any surgeries it curing?
Doctor :   It is a rehabilitative treatment to flex your muscles and feel you free from chaired life. It doesn't actually cure it
User :   how much it costs?
Doctor :   I shall find it out as I have no idea about it, but the feasibility shll also be considered by the surgeon
Doctor :   he shall examine you and determine whether you will be benefitted by it or not?
User :   ok
User :   Thank you Doctor for guidance..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   nice chating with you
Doctor :   take care
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