10 Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms

By dr. okoye
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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Symptom #2: Difficulty Getting Up

To healthy people standing up from a seated or lying position is the easiest thing ever, but for children and adults with muscular dystrophy, it can be quite challenging to do this. Like other symptoms of these genetic conditions, it is muscle weakness and loss of mass that play a role here.

You see, when you are sitting and try to stand up you push up from the feet with the muscles flexing and tightening until you’re standing straight. Due to weakened muscles, it becomes difficult to get up without feelings of pain and discomfort. It’s needless to mention this can also be incredibly frustrating for the affected patient. The more the muscles deteriorate, the more difficult it gets to get up or stand up.

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