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Tests for Muscular Dystrophy

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Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic tool that evaluates muscle or nerve problems. It uses surface electrodes to assess the ability of motor neurons (the nerve ce...  More
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The creatine phosphokinase test measures the amount of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) present in the blood. The test is also known as creatine kinase, CPK test, and C...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Neurological Examination
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Serum myoglobin is a blood test that is used to measure the levels of myoglobin in the bloodstream. Myoglobin is a protein that is commonly found in the heart and s...  More
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Your body converts a form of sugar called glucose into energy. This process requires a number of different steps. One important component in the process is an enzym...  More
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A nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test determines how quickly electrical signals move through a particular peripheral nerve. It is also sometimes known as a nerve c...  More
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A muscle biopsy is a procedure that removes a small sample of tissue for testing in a laboratory. The test can help your doctor to see if you have an infection or d...  More
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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Gene Mutation Analysis
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Medical Procedures for Muscular Dystrophy

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Assisted Breathing
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Use of Leg Braces
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Occupational Therapy
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Range of Motion Exercise
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Surgical Procedures for Muscular Dystrophy

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Lengthening of tendon
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Division of Tendon
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Prescribed Medications for Muscular Dystrophy

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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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Self Care for Muscular Dystrophy

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A wheelchair prescription is given to people who need help moving - for instance, because they are unable to walk on their own.  More
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Stretching Exercises
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Herbs and Supplements for Muscular Dystrophy What's this?

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Creatine is naturally synthesized in the human body from amino acids primarily in the kidney and liver and transported in the blood for use by muscles. Approximatel...  More
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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and to be low...  More
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Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil, water, and some foods. It is an essential element in several metabolic pathways. Selenium deficiency can occur in areas w...  More
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