a disease that has no mercy
Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic muscle diseases that result in increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles and eventually prevent movement over time. The CAUSES ARE unKNOWN however IT IS SURE THAT THEY are in the very muscle cells. These disorders are characterized by progressive muscle weakness and destruction of muscle cells.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) which represents the most severe form of the disease affects about one in 5,000 boys at birth. Initially, the boys have no symptoms. They stealthily start to show approximately from the age of 2 years. It begins with Walking difficulties and the boys have to use a wheelchair after some time. the disease gradually weakens skeletal muscles. during adolescence, the respiratory muscles are going to be affected (such people need respiratory support) and eventually heart. in many cases, boys live up to 20 years.