What is the link between fasciculation and muscular dystrophy?

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Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of nervous system disorders that inevitably cause muscle weakness and deterioration. As muscle loss advances, fasciculation increases in the affected regions. However, muscle twitching is a less indicative symptom of MD, which can also include mental slowness, trouble walking, drooling, and difficulty using certain muscles.

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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of more than 30 genetic diseases that cause muscle degeneration, progressive weakness and chronic or permanent shortening of tendons and muscles. Treatment focuses on symptom management an...

d can include steroids, physical therapy, breathing support devices and surgery. The prognosis varies according to the type of MD and the speed of progression.
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