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Muscular dystrophy risk factors
Muscular dystrophy can occur in people of all ages and races, in both males and females. The most common type of muscular dystrophy, called Duchenne, is seen more in young boys. People who have a family history of these diseases have a higher risk of developing or passing the disease to their children.
Muscular dystrophy screening
The doctor will begin with a physical exam and an in-depth review of the patient’s medical history. Screenings can include:
Lung function test
Muscular dystrophy and wellness
Changes in diet have not been proven to slow the progression of symptoms. But it is important to eat a diet high in fiber and protein, and low in calories. This is because the limited movement and mobility from muscular dystrophy can lead to obesity, constipation and dehydration.
Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center is home to one of two muscular dystrophy clinics in Maine supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The muscular dystrophy clinic helps individuals and families with comprehensive services, including evaluation, follow-up and management of care.
Teams of medical experts provide skilled and compassionate care of neuromuscular diseases.
Families get help with coordination of services and referrals.