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Are there alternative treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

There are several alternative treatment options that some people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy may find beneficial. One of the most popular alternative therapies is exercise, which helps strengthen muscles and joints and may improve range of motion. However, it's important to get the right amount and type of exercise, since too much activity could actually hurt the muscles. One way to guarantee the proper amount and types of exercise is with physical and occupational therapy. Another great choice for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is swimming and other water activities. Hot baths or massages may also provide benefits to the muscles. It's important to maintain a balanced diet that includes a lot of fiber and water. Since a lack of physical activity may cause weight gain, restricting calorie intake may be helpful.

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