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How do I manage my distal muscular dystrophy on a daily basis?

Distal muscular dystrophy can have a major impact on your life, but there are ways you can manage the disease from day to day. It's important to follow doctors' advice regarding treatment such as physical and occupational therapy. Exercise-especially swimming-and massage may also help relieve some muscle weakness and help increase mobility. It may become necessary to use assistive devices like leg braces or wheelchairs, but these devices will actually help you gain independence and may increase your energy levels. However, the disease can still be debilitating and can affect all aspects of your life, include your emotional and mental health. It's important to find ways to cope with these challenges, so joining a support group or seeking counseling may be helpful.

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