Myotonic Dystrophy Definition, Causes and More

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  • 2. 'Myotonic Dystrophy.' Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
  • 3. 'The Myotonic Dystrophies.' Muscular Dystrophy UK,
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2. Other Symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy

Some symptoms of myotonic dystrophy may be less predictable. Many people with myotonic dystrophy develop cataracts, which are usually slow to form and can be treated. Weak muscles in the throat may cause difficulty swallowing. Those with myotonic dystrophy may cough or sputter while drinking or eating.3‘The Myotonic Dystrophies.’ Muscular Dystrophy UK,

A slow heartbeat, dizziness and fatigue may also cause problems. In some types of myotonic dystrophy, these symptoms can shorten a person's life span, with severely affected people sometimes only living a few years.1NHS Choices, NHS,

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