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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