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LIMB-GIRDLE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy is the term used to describe a number of diseases that affect the muscles causing them to become weak. This dystrophy affects mostly the voluntary muscles of the arms and legs which are closest to the body, such as the shoulders and thighs. Individuals with this disorder would have trouble walking or climbing stairs. They would find it difficult to carry heavy objects or raise their arms.
HOW IS LIMB-GIRDLE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
As with all disorders a general physician would conduct a physical examination and an interview to understand the medical history of the patient. A blood test to check the levels of the hormone creatine kinase would be advised, as a high level of CK would suggest a muscle disorder. An electromyography to observe the electrical activity in the muscles and nerves and a muscle biopsy would be performed.
HOW IS LIMB-GIRDLE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TREATED?
There is no known cure for the condition. Physical and occupational therapy may be suggested to improve the muscle strength. There may be various devices that are recommended to assist with walking.
DID YOU KNOW?
There has been a lot of research to see if the defective genes that cause this problem in the first place can be treated or managed, but no convulsive solution has been devised yet.