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Are there alternative treatments for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy?

Since most treatments for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy don't involve medication, there are several options that people with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy may find beneficial. Along with physical therapy and occupational therapy, one of the most popular alternative therapies is regular exercise. Many people find swimming or other water activities to be extremely beneficial. Another option is massage, which helps keep muscles loose and may improve range of motion. Hot baths may provide similar benefits to massage. Many people find that eating a balanced diet helps, as well. Make sure you eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and get protein through lean meats. Maintaining a healthy weight can help avoid putting unnecessary strain on weakened muscles.

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