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This year, Mountainside Medical Equipment is proud to announce that they will be participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) 2012 Muscle Walk to help raise awareness for muscular dystrophy. Our booth will be easy to find, and we will be holding a drawing to win a Kindle Touch. Join us!
Date: Saturday March 3, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m. Place: Inside Driver's Village Mall in Syracuse, NY
What is Muscular Dystrophy?
MD, or Muscular Dystrophy is defined as a group of degenerative disorders involving the weakening or loss of muscle tissue over time.
Causes of Muscular Dystrophy
There is no identified cause for Muscular Dystrophy, the condition is passed down through generations.
Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy
The primary symptoms that may indicate a patient has Muscular Dystrophy are mental retardation (more rare), and progressive muscle weakness, such as delayed development, loss of function, loss of strength, and reduced size.
Testing for Muscular Dystrophy
Physical examination for Muscular Dystrophy may include checking for conditions such as abnormal spine curvature, joint contractures, and low muscle tone. Other testing may include heart, nerve, and blood testing. Results for these tests may include conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hypotonia, and arrhythmia.
Treating Muscular Dystrophy
There is no known cure for Muscular Dystrophy, but treatments exist that include control of symptoms and improving function. This can be achieved by activity planning, drug therapy, and in some cases, surgery.
A growing number of the population are being diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy each year. Learn more about how you can help provide a solution, or what you can do to help yourself if this includes you.
For more information about the disease ways you can help go to http://www.mda.org