Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms

Muscular dystrophy symptoms include:

  • Progressive muscular wasting (weakness)
  • Poor balance
  • Frequent falls
  • Walking difficulty
  • Waddling gait
  • Calf pain
  • Limited range of movement
  • Respiratory difficulty
  • Drooping eyelids (ptosis)
  • Gonadal atrophy
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Inability to walk

Few or none of these symptoms may be present before diagnosis. Some types of muscular dystrophy can affect the heart, causing cardiomyopathy or arrhythmias.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2011

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