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

Duchenne muscular dystrophy can have a significant 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 medication, assistive devices, and surgery. This includes regular check-ups and cardiac evaluations with your doctors at least once a year. Physical therapy, exercise, and massage may also help relieve some of the muscle weakness and may improve your range of motion. However, the disease can still affect all aspects of your life, including 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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