Myotonic Dystrophy, also known as Steinert’s disease is a form of muscular dystrophy that causes myotonia, which is an inability to relax the muscles after they contract. Myotonic Dystrophy majorly affects the facial muscles, heart, thyroid, eyes, and adrenal glands. Some of the symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy include difficulty swallowing, droopy eyelids, weight loss, increased sweating, and many more.
HOW IS MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of Myotonic Dystrophy are not difficult once the disorder is suspected. A Homeopath diagnoses Myotonic Dystrophy by conducting a physical examination, genetic testing and electromyography (EMG).
HOW IS MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY TREATED?
There is currently no treatment for Myotonic Dystrophy, only symptomatic relief may be provided. Ankle support and leg braces help in providing support for people having excessive muscle wastage. Eye problems related to Myotonic Dystrophy are treated according to the severity.
DID YOU KNOW?
70% of fatalities in relation to Myotonic Dystrophy occur due to DM1.