What is Muscular Dystrophy?

Muscular dystrophy is a group of hereditary disorders causing progressive muscle weakness, degeneration of muscles and loss of muscle mass.

This condition affects the muscles which control your body’s voluntary movements. Muscles of the heart, certain organs, and some other involuntary muscles can also get affected.

Certain gene mutations cause this condition when they affect the protein that helps in the formation of healthy muscles.

Having a genetic history of this disorder raises your probability to develop this condition.

Though it can occur to people of any age, sex or race,  it is more common in young boys.

Homeopathy has an effective treatment for muscular dystrophy that is highly personalized to suit your symptoms.

As depending upon the type of muscular dystrophy symptoms may vary and hence the homeopathic approach.

Homeopathic treatment doesn’t believe in the concept of one size fits all. Instead,  a treatment plan is made for each individual’s unique symptom analysis.

Some types of muscular dystrophy may have their symptoms show up in early childhood while others may not show up until adulthood

 

Types of Muscular Dystrophy

 

  • Emery dreifuss muscular dystrophy
  • Becker’s muscular dystrophy
  • Myotonic muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy
  • Distal muscular dystrophy

 

Muscular dystrophy treatment in homeopathy is safe and free from any side effects. Homeopathic medicines for muscular dystrophy treatment are prepared from all natural sources.

 

Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy :

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an inherited disorder that involves muscle weakness that gets worse over time.

Here, the muscles though may appear large reduce in size and may grow weak over time.

This condition is mostly seen in males and can also occur without a family history because of the sudden change in the gene involved.

Common areas that can be affected include hips, pelvic area, thighs, shoulders and calf muscles.

Symptoms

  • Frequent falls
  • Fatigue
  • Large calf muscles
  • Learning disability
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Walking awkwardly
  • Skeletal deformity

 

Homeopathy has a good Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment

Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy:

This muscle weakness tends to be milder and progress slowly.

Common areas where this type of dystrophy affects include legs and pelvis

This condition can be inherited and is more common in boys.

Symptoms

  • Frequent falls
  • Difficulty running and walking
  • Difficulty walking up floor
  • Muscle deformity
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Abnormal development of bones
  • Fatigue
  • Breathing problems
  • Cognitive problems

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy

Myotonic muscular dystrophy can occur in both males and females from childhood to adult age. It can even affect newborns. Facial and neck muscles are the first to get affected.

This muscle disorder can affect the skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, and heart muscles.

Organs affected- central nervous system, heart, gastrointestinal tract, eyes and hormone producing glands.

Symptoms

  • Difficulty releasing grip
  • A weakness of hands and feet
  • Frequent fall
  • Frontal hair loss
  • Learning difficulties
  • Daytime sleepiness

Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Affect the muscle around shoulder, girdle, and hips

People suffering from this condition face difficulty lifting the front part of the foot.

A positive family history increases the chances of developing the disease.

This condition mostly affects the involuntary muscles

It causes progressive muscle weakness that begins in hips and proceeds to the shoulders

Symptoms

  • Low back pain
  • Large Calves
  • Abnormal walk

Facio-Scapula-Humoral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD):

Mostly affects face muscles, shoulder blades, muscles of the upper arm.

This condition can occur both males and females ranging from teens to adults.

It can also affect the muscles of pelvis, hips and lower legs as well.

A child whose parents have the gene of this disorder is at an increased probability to develop facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD):

Symptoms

  • Weakness in shoulder muscles
  • Reduced facial expression
  • A weakness of lower legs
  • Eyelid drooping

Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD):

Congenital muscular dystrophy shows their effect at or near birth or during the first few months of life.

This condition can cause shortening and shrink of muscles including both male and female.

Here also a genetic mutation affects the muscle proteins.

Symptoms

  • Seizures
  • Spinal curvature
  • Muscle weakness
  • Learning disability

 Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD)

Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy usually occurs  between the age of 40 and 60

This condition gets inherited from either one or  both of the parents

Affects muscles of upper eyelids and throat.

Symptoms

  • Double vision
  • Drooping of eyelids
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Muscle weakness

Distal Muscular Dystrophy (DD):

Progresses very slowly and affects muscles of lower arms, hands, legs, and feet

Affects fewer muscles than that of other types of dystrophies

Can affect both adult male and women

Symptoms

  • The weakening of distal muscles
  • The weakening of muscles used for speaking or swallowing

 

Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy (EDMD):

Emery-dreifuss muscular dystrophy is a  rare form of dystrophy that occurs from childhood to early teens and affects only males

Progresses slowly than other kinds of muscle weaknesses

Symptoms

  • Muscles of upper arms, lower limbs and shoulders get affected
  • Muscle contractures

 

Top Homeopathic Medicines for Muscular Dystrophy

  • Causticum
  • Plumbum
  • Lachesis
  • Hydrophis cyanocinctus

 

Muscular dystrophy symptoms and its associated weaknesses can be treated with homeopathy. Depending upon the case, a constitutional can help prevent the effects to reach other muscles and organs.

Homeopathic medicines for muscular dystrophy help in the efficient movement of limbs, shoulders, and muscles.

 

If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.

Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath