Dystrophies Sentence Examples
This can ring especially true if you suffer from, or have suffered from, macular degeneration or any retinal dystrophies.
While considered a separate group of diseases, the muscular dystrophies also involve muscle wasting and can be described as myopathies.
Nine types of muscular dystrophies are generally recognized.
It is the most variable of the muscular dystrophies, and there are as of 2004 several different forms of the disease recognized.
Several of the muscular dystrophies, including DMD, BMD, CMD, and most forms of LGMD, are due to defects in the genes for a complex of muscle proteins.Advertisement
The muscular dystrophies are genetic diseases, meaning they are caused by defects in genes.
All of the muscular dystrophies are marked by muscle weakness as the major symptom.
Family history may give important clues, since all the muscular dystrophies are genetic conditions (though no family history will be evident in the event of new mutations).
Several of the muscular dystrophies can be positively identified by testing for the presence of the mutated gene involved.
As of 2004 there were no cures for any of the muscular dystrophies.Advertisement
Strengthening other muscle groups to compensate for weakness may be possible if the affected muscles are few and isolated, as in the earlier stages of the milder muscular dystrophies.
Scoliosis surgery is often needed in DMD but much less often in other muscular dystrophies.
Good nutrition helps to promote general health in all the muscular dystrophies.
The course of the other muscular dystrophies is more variable; expected life spans and degrees of disability are hard to predict but may be related to age of onset and initial symptoms.
Prediction is made more difficult because, as new genes are discovered, it becomes clear that several of the dystrophies are not uniform disorders but rather symptom groups caused by different genes.Advertisement
People with dystrophies with significant heart involvement (BMD, EDMD, Myotonic dystrophy) may nonetheless have almost normal life spans, provided that cardiac complications are monitored and treated aggressively.
As of 2004 there was no way to prevent any of the muscular dystrophies in a person who has the genes responsible for these disorders.
Accurate genetic tests, including prenatal tests, are available for some of the muscular dystrophies.
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