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What is the treatment for muscular dystrophy?

My female friend is suffering from muscular dystrophy. She is 23 yrs old. She has symptoms such as: 1. Can t walk now (she could till 1 month b4). 2. Sleeps 19 hours a day. 3. Has droopy eyelids. 4. Has breathing problem during the sleep. She is depressed. She thinks she will die. I am upset.
Mon, 1 Apr 2019
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Hello,

As you must have known much about the muscular dystrophy I will not stretch more on it.

The symptoms indicate that she needs to undergo physiotherapy guided exercises to improve the overall well being. The exercise will include strengthening exercises, breathing exercises, gait training, etc. Once the physiotherapist assist the muscles which needs attention he/she will guide towards the best possible rehabilitation training program which will help your friend to over come this muscle weakness. As of now we don't have any medicine to possibly stop the progression of the muscular dystrophy. We need to work behind improving the quality of life and make them independent as much as we can.

In my clinical practice of over 12 years most muscular dystrophy cases have responded well to physiotherapy.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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What is the treatment for muscular dystrophy?

Hello, As you must have known much about the muscular dystrophy I will not stretch more on it. The symptoms indicate that she needs to undergo physiotherapy guided exercises to improve the overall well being. The exercise will include strengthening exercises, breathing exercises, gait training, etc. Once the physiotherapist assist the muscles which needs attention he/she will guide towards the best possible rehabilitation training program which will help your friend to over come this muscle weakness. As of now we don t have any medicine to possibly stop the progression of the muscular dystrophy. We need to work behind improving the quality of life and make them independent as much as we can. In my clinical practice of over 12 years most muscular dystrophy cases have responded well to physiotherapy. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist