Muscular dystrophy

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Muscular dystrophy

Coping/support/adaptation:According to mayoclinic: you have resources to help you cope with this disease such as finding someone to talk with and learning to discuss your child’s disease condition.There is will be some adaptions you will have to get used to such as respiratory infections, being vaccinated for pneumonia, and keeping up to date with influenza shots. According to mayoclinic: You will also have to watch what you eat you want the proper nutrients it is essential because limited mobility can contribute to obesity, dehydration, and constipation. A high-fiber, high-protein, low calorie diet may help.

FeaturesAccording to mayoclinic: Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (MUTATIONS) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscles.According to mayoclinic: Many of these mutations are inherited. But some occur spontaneously in the mother's egg or the developing embryo and can be passed on to the next generation.For the most part boys get this disease often then girls.

Symptoms according to mayoclinic: the symptoms are progressive muscle weaknessfrequent fallsdifficulty getting up from a lying or sitting positiontrouble running and jumpingwaddling gaitwalking on the toeslarge calf musclesmuscle pain and stiffnesslearning disabilities

Research: According to mda.org: some of the front-running strategies include: inserting new dystrophin genes; changing the way cells interpret genetic instructions; changing the mutated dystrophin gene itself; manipulating other proteins in the body to compensate for the lack of dystrophin; increasing blood flow to skeletal muscles and the heart; combating inflammation; and using stem cells to repair damaged muscles.According to mda.org: The goal of these treatments is to haul or reverse the muscle damage caused by muscular dystrophy.1st job: a therapist or physical therapist, is professionally trained to help out with stress and other problems. They also help with the kids emotions. They talk one on one about the feelings the kid maybe building up inside, or about his life with his family. This job can also be about helping the patient with movement in their body or getting exercise. 2nd job: a doctor, this is a person who does all of the test and diagnoses on the patient. He or she tells them what their options are for treatment. They also are the primary source of help if say your patient is confused about the treatment they can ask or call you about questions.

Detection Your doctor will start with medical history and then go into a physical examination. He or she may then go into testing enzyme, electromyography, genetic testing, muscle biopsy, heart-monitoring tests, and lung-monitoring tests.Treatment: The treatments include medications and physical therapy. The doctor may recommend medications such as Corticosteroids and heart medications. For therapy the doctor may recommend range-of-motion exercise, exercise, braces, mobility aids, and breathing assistants.

Muscular DystrophyBy Haley Slack

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