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Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

Muscular Dystrophy is a term used to describe a group of more than 160 different neuromuscular disorders characterized by progressive deterioration of muscle strength. The causes, symptoms, severity and progression vary depending on the exact diagnosis and the individual. While some types of neuromuscular disorders are first evident in infancy, other types may not appear until later in life. People diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder may lose the ability to do things that are often taken for granted, like brushing their teeth, feeding themselves or climbing stairs. There’s no cure for muscular dystrophy. But medications and therapy can help manage symptoms and slow the course of the disease.

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