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This paper presents an overview of Muscular Dystrophy. The writer explores the types, the causes, ***** symptoms and the research to find a cure. There were six sources used to complete this *****.

One would be hard pressed to ***** an American who has never witnessed the Jerry Lewis telethon for Muscular Dystrophy. It is an *****nual Labor Day tradition and ***** been for many decades. While everybody is aware that Lewis does the ***** and have watched it at least once, *****y would have a difficult time reporting on the dise*****se the teleth***** aims to cure. Muscular Dystrophy is a d*****order that afflicts millions ***** people in the world but in laymen language it seems ***** get confused with other disorders frequently.

The word dystrophy means faulty nutrition ***** comes from Greek and Lat***** roots. When the word is combined ***** muscular it ***** easily understood as muscles not being given ***** proper nutrients to function. Doc*****rs who witnessed the symptoms visually but did ***** have the advances of medical science to explore or prove its existence first described ***** dise*****e in the 19th century. "Today, we know that many muscle-wasting diseases are caused by defects in genes ***** muscle proteins. Most of these proteins appear to play a role in supporting the structure of muscle fibers, *****lthough some may play a role in ***** biochemical processes ***** go on in muscle *****. The term muscular ***** refers to a group of genetic diseases marked ***** progressive *****akness ***** degeneration of the skeletal, or voluntary, muscles, which control movement. The muscles ***** the heart and some other involuntary muscles ***** also affected in some forms of muscular dystrophy, and a few ***** ********** other organs as well(Most Frequently Asked Questions About Muscular Dystrophy ("

***** ***** affects all ages. Some of the forms can become apparent in childhood or *****fancy while others appear in adulthood ***** the teen years. Some forms do not make ********** known until the person is planted firmly in their middle aged years or even senior years. Years ago a diagnosis of childhood MD meant dying shortly thereafter but with today's medical advances the children afflicted are living longer than ever before.

While there are many ***** of MD the most commonly seen ones, are "myotonic, Duchenne, Becker, limb-girdle, facioscapulohumeral, congenital, oculopharyngeal, distal ***** Emery-Dreifuss(Most Frequently ***** Questions About Muscular Dystrophy (" Some of them are named after the ***** that are affected and others are founded in the type of trouble they cause for the muscles. There are also some ***** after the doctors who uncovered the *****m's existence. "As the root causes (gene defects) ***** the ***** dystrophies are discovered, doctors are beginning to change their thinking about how to classify some of the dystrophies. In some cases, a type ***** muscular dystrophy ***** looked like it might be one disease has ********** found to be s*****al different diseases, caused by several different ***** defects. In other cases, ***** that ***** ***** have


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