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A very dominant and yet slowly progressing disease is Myotonic Dystrophy, which is also referred to as dystrophia myotonica and myotonia atrophica. Here, there is excessive waste of muscle leading to the patient becoming almost skinny. There are two kinds of the disease namely DM1 and DM2. The former has more severe symptoms in loss of muscles, being rather chronic while the other is milder.
HOW IS MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis can be done through a series of tissue and genetic testing accompanied with X-rays and MRI.
HOW IS MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY TREATED?
There is currently no cure for or treatment specific to myotonic dystrophy. Therefore, the focus is on managing the complications of the disease, particularly those relating to the cardiopulmonary system as these account for 70% of deaths due to DM1. Treatment is available for diabetes mellitus, cataracts and hypothyroidism. Affected individuals should be evaluated by a cardiologist because arrhythmias associated with myotonic dystrophy can be life threatening. Other specialists such as physiatrists, occupational therapists of physical therapists can make recommendations for assistive devices when necessary. Genetic counseling can be useful for families with this disorder. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are two major types of myotonic dystrophy: type 1 and type 2. Their signs and symptoms overlap, although type 2 tends to be milder than type 1. The muscle weakness associated with type 1 particularly affects the lower legs, hands, neck, and face. Muscle weakness in type 2 primarily involves the muscles of the neck, shoulders, elbows, and hips. The two types of myotonic dystrophy are caused by mutations in different genes.