muscular dystrophy

my brother is suffering from muscular dystrophy. is there any medicine for it? more  

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Even muscular atrophy people can learn many things. Mental and physical. Proper training can help. This training needs expert supervision. An important thing is keep a check during pregnancy. more  
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"Treatment options include medications, physical and occupational therapy, and surgical and other procedures"

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Treatment as per MEYO clinic
There's no cure for any form of muscular dystrophy. But treatment can help prevent or reduce problems in the joints and spine to allow people with muscular dystrophy to remain mobile as long as possible. Treatment options include medications, physical and occupational therapy, and surgical and other procedures.

Medications
Your doctor may recommend:

Eteplirsen (Exondys 51), the first medication to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It was approved conditionally in 2016 and will continue to be evaluated during an additional two years of use.

Although the medication appears safe, it's not clear how effective the drug is. It's definitely not a cure for DMD, but it may increase muscle strength in some people treated with the drug. Eteplirsen acts on specific gene variants that affect approximately one in seven people with DMD.

Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, which can help muscle strength and delay the progression of certain types of muscular dystrophy. But prolonged use of these types of drugs can cause weight gain and weakened bones, increasing fracture risk.
Heart medications, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or beta blockers, if muscular dystrophy damages the heart.
Therapy
Several types of therapy and assistive devices can improve the quality and sometimes the length of life in people who have muscular dystrophy. Examples include:

Range-of-motion and stretching exercises. Muscular dystrophy can restrict the flexibility and mobility of joints. Limbs often draw inward and become fixed in that position. Range-of-motion exercises can help to keep joints as flexible as possible.
Exercise. Low-impact aerobic exercise, such as walking and swimming, can help maintain strength, mobility and general health. Some types of strengthening exercises also might be helpful. But it's important to talk to your doctor first because some types of exercise might be harmful.
Braces. Braces can help keep muscles and tendons stretched and flexible, slowing the progression of contractures. Braces can also aid mobility and function by providing support for weakened muscles.
Mobility aids. Canes, walkers and wheelchairs can help maintain mobility and independence.
Breathing assistance. As respiratory muscles weaken, a sleep apnea device may help improve oxygen delivery during the night. Some people with severe muscular dystrophy may need to use a machine that forces air in and out of their lungs (ventilator).
Surgery
Surgery may be needed to correct a spinal curvature that could eventually make breathing more difficult.

Preventing respiratory infections
Respiratory infections may become a problem in later stages of muscular dystrophy. So, it's important to be vaccinated for pneumonia and to keep up to date with influenza shots. Try to avoid contact with children or adults who have an obvious infection.

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Lifestyle and home remedies
Dietary changes haven't been shown to slow the progression of muscular dystrophy. But proper nutrition is essential because limited mobility can contribute to obesity, dehydration and constipation. A high-fiber, high-protein, low-calorie diet may help.

Coping and support
A diagnosis of muscular dystrophy can be extremely challenging. To help you cope:

Find someone to talk with. You may feel comfortable discussing your feelings with a friend or family member, or you might prefer meeting with a formal support group.
Learn to discuss your child's condition. If your child has muscular dystrophy, ask your doctor about the most appropriate ways to discuss this progressive condition with your child.
Preparing for your appointment
You may be referred to a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of muscular dystrophy.

What you can do
Write down the signs and symptoms you or your child has been experiencing, and for how long.
Bring photos or video recordings so you can show the doctor the symptoms that concern you.
Write down key medical information, including other conditions.
Make a list of all medications, vitamins and supplements taken by you or your child.
Note whether anyone in your family has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
Questions to ask your doctor or your child's doctor
What's the most likely cause of these signs and symptoms?
What tests are needed?
What are the possible complications of this condition?
What treatments do you recommend?
What is the long-term outlook?
Do you recommend that our family meet with a genetic counselor?
Don't hesitate to ask other questions during your appointment.

What to expect from your doctor
Your doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions. Being ready to answer them may leave time to go over points you want to spend more time on. You may be asked:

What symptoms have you noticed?
When did they start? Are they getting worse?
Has anyone in your immediate family had muscular dystrophy?
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Brother, unfortunately there are no medicines for it but if you have money you should try anything you want. You can also go to genetic testings.
LGMD treatment is yet to come, clinical researches are on the way.
You can also try- Physical therapy, braces, corrective surgery, assisted ventilation etc.
Obviously physical activity will delay it as much as possible.
Please don't delay in taking any steps... more  
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