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Are there alternative treatments for oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy?

Since most treatments for oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy don't involve medication, there are several alternative treatment options that people with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy may find beneficial. People who have difficulty swallowing due to throat weakness should cut their food into little pieces, and if weight loss occurs because you can't eat enough, vitamin supplements can be helpful to replace lost nutrients. For people suffering from droopy eyelids, an assistive device called an eyelid crutch may be attached to glasses and worn to help improve vision. Other assistive devices such as leg braces may be useful for people whose limbs are affected by the disease.

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