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What are the treatment options for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy?

Unfortunately, there's no cure for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. However, there are some treatment options that can help reduce your symptoms. One common treatment option is physical or occupational therapy, which help keep muscles and joints strong and flexible and may increase range of motion. Assistive devices like scooters and wheelchairs may be helpful for keeping your mobility. If heart or respiratory problems occur, devices like pacemakers and respirators may be used.

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