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Muscular Dystrophy

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What is Muscular Dystrophy and How It Develops

Muscular Dystrophy is a progressive and genetic disease that causes a change in the muscles, which restricts their normal functions and abilities. It is the most common muscular disease that is found in the world. Muscular Dystrophy occurs due to different alterations that happen in the DMD gene, which is on the X chromosome and is in control for encoding the dystrophin protein in our muscles. This particular condition is more prone to affect men and normally remains uncommon in women.

Basic Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy

In the male children’s early years of life, they may be symptomless or show minor subtle alterations such as falling or slipping frequently or a delay in the time these toddlers start to walk, or in the development of speaking and other verbal issues. After three or four years of age, children may show some progressive muscle weakness in terms of difficulty in getting up from the floor, a tendency to tiptoe rather than walking normally, and signs of hypertrophy of the calves.

Diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy usually is diagnosed in children aged three to five years, as this is the right time where various signs of the condition are fully visible. Afterward, this condition progresses with a steady pace, and with the appearance of stiffness in the patient’s muscles, difficulty in walking and trouble in using the stairs also becomes evident. Over the years, the weakness and withering of the muscles become progressively more highlighted, the patient may now need a wheelchair to move around and develop breathing difficulties, scoliosis, and even heart complications.

It is anticipated by the symptoms of the patient and the restrictions of their functionality that they will face an increased difficulty to live a normal life if the condition is not taken care of. Patients suffering from Muscular Dystrophy can be diagnosed with various tests including blood tests with muscle enzymes. More advanced tests like a muscle biopsy, electromyogram (EMG), and MRI scans are also sometimes needed to confirm if the condition is evident of Muscular Dystrophy.

Stem Cell Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy

Stem cells are now increasingly being used to treat muscular dystrophy around the world. Several types of muscular dystrophy conditions are now considered for treatment, like Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, Girdle muscular dystrophy, and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. The objective of stem cell treatment for muscular dystrophy is to revive damaged and dead muscle fibers through the use of stem cell therapy. To ensure patient’s wellbeing, only premium quality stem cells are used to better regenerate those damaged areas.

Stem cell therapy for muscular dystrophy can bring improvements in muscle mass and strength, also patient’s movements get easier, balance improvement, and minimizes the physical tremors, and laboriousness. Stem cell therapy slows down muscle loss and relieves the patient from progressing symptoms. Nevertheless, it is vital to remember that treatment is not a cure and may not eliminate the underlying cause of the loss of muscle fiber in the particular patient. Upon analyzing the patient’s medical data, our highly capable stem cell therapists can guide the patient to opt for the best possible solution customized for them and their condition at the time. 

R3 Stem Cell Pakistan and Muscular Dystrophy Treatment

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