Basic information for topics, such as “What is it?” and “How many people are affected?” is available in the Condition Information section. In addition, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that are specific to a certain topic are answered in this section.
Although MD presents many challenges in many different aspects of daily life, those with MD enjoy full lives. Advances in drug therapies, physical therapies, and assistive technologies can help to make some daily activities easier to further improve health and quality of life.
Almost all people with any form of MD experience a worsening of symptoms over time. Typically, muscles weaken over the life course, and patients may have greater difficulty performing tasks as they age.
Those with MD and their families may also benefit from getting involved with support groups and local organizations so they can meet others who are dealing with similar challenges and learn possible solutions.2 Visit the Resources and Publications section to find organizations with support groups in your area.
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