In this text, we will focus on the symptoms caused by musculardystrophy. The most common problems experienced are coordination loss, muscleweakness, loss of joint mobility and crippling, which grows into musclefixations in the joint area. This condition creates very diverse problems,which depend on the variables such as age. One type of muscle dystrophypossible is dystrophinopathy, created because of the protein dystrophy'sgenetic defect. A bit more benign condition is Becker's muscular dystrophy usually created in earlier period of life and it can produce problems withwalking, though they are usually felt in the later period of life. Thecondition grows and progresses over many decades and after some period oftime real problems are felt.
Duchenne's muscular dystrophy is a very serious condition, and themost common problems associated with this condition are larger calf muscles,waddling gait, repetitive falls, problems with standing up while sitting orlying down, leg muscle weakness and very rarely, mental retardation. Thiscondition usually affects the upper arms or legs and pelvis, and it developsduring the second or third year of life. Walking is extremely impaired duringteen age, and most of the patients die by the age of thirty. Condition namedmyotonica dystrophy produces problems with relaxing and stiff muscles. Some ofthe most common symptoms of this condition include dizziness, muscle weakness,voluntary muscles' weakening, breathing muscles' weakening, weakening ofmuscles in the digestive tract or uterus, loss of hair, diabetes and sleepingproblems. If children develop this condition, which is extremely rare, symptomslike sucking, breathing, swallowing problems, extreme muscle weakening andcognitive impairment are likely to occur.
Next is thefacioscapulohumeral muscle dystrophy. This condition creates problems withfeet, face, abdomen, lower arms, face, pelvic region, and upper arms muscles.Sticking out of the shoulder blades is evident when patients suffering fromthis condition, raise their arms. There are many other types of musculardystrophy. Some are distal muscular dystrophy (affecting the feet, hands, legsand forearms muscles), limb-girdle-muscle dystrophy (affecting hip and shouldermuscles) congenital muscular dystrophy (occurring even at birth and producingjoint deformity and weakness of the muscles in general) and many other.Oculopharyngeal muscle dystrophy first starts with eyelids dropping, and it isfollowed by eye muscle weakness. If you see your child is having problems withwalking or running, visit to the doctor is advised. If a child is sufferingfrom muscle dystrophy walking problems should be evident at the age of 12.Problems connected with muscles and motor abilities may suggest muscledystrophy.