Muscular Dystrophy

This disease is carried by the mother, Muscular Dystrophy is a sex-linked genetic disorder of the muscles that causes muscles to weaken slowly due to a lack of the protein dystrophin which holds the skeletal muscle cells together. When a person has this disease, their muscle tissues are replaced by fatty deposit.

Symptoms:

-waddling when walking

-difficulty climbing stairs

-trouble standing up or sitting down

-repeated falling

-eventual loss of strength

-increasing disability

-possible deformity

Internal Symptoms:

-enlargement of the heart and calves

-curvature of the spine

-wasting of the thigh muscles

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