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

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 medication or assistive devices. Physical therapy, exercise, and massage may also help relieve some of the muscle spasms or weakness. Regardless of the treatment options you pursue, the disease can still be debilitating and can affect all aspects of your life.  Your emotional and mental health may also be affected, so it is important to find ways to cope with these challenges such as joining a support group.

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