Muscular Dystrophy – walking, dressing, feeding

Introduction

Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases that weaken the skeletal system and disturb the flow of locomotion. Muscular Dystrophy is characterized by skeletal and muscular weaknesses. It will affect the way a sufferer walks and may also impair feeding and dressing skills.

Muscular Dystrophy also shows a defect in muscle proteins, also muscle cells and tissues tend to die out. The disease tends to favour boys rather than girls and most types of this disease tend to be multi-system disorders. At times Muscular Dystrophy can affect the brain and eyes, nervous system, heart, intestines and endocrine glands. The disease will mean walking, dressing and feeding become problematic.

In some Muscular Dystrophy conditions intellect, behaviour, bowel and sexual potency are also noted in some patience.

If you feel you suffer from Muscular Dystrophy then your doctor will examine you and determine your medical history. This examination will help to determine which type of Muscular Dystrophy you may have as there are around nine different types.

Do you or someone who know may have Muscular Dystrophy? Help is available. You might qualify for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit and other benefits offered by the Canadian government.

Causes

Muscular Dystrophy is generally inherited. Sometimes there are mutations of the dystrophin gene which shows a presence at the pre-natal stages.

Symptoms

Symptoms for a patient suffering from Muscular Dystrophy include:

  • Ongoing muscular wasting
  • Difficulty in balancing
  • Eyelids droopy or half-closed.
  • Muscular atrophy
  • Spinal curve
  • Often falling over
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Muscular spasms
  • Tends to waddle when walking
  • Arrhythmic heart issues

Disability Tax Credits for Muscular Dystrophy

If you know anybody that may be suffering from Muscular Dystrophy and is having trouble with walking, dressing and feeding then help could be available to you.

There is help and assistance available when you think you are ready to make that change. Everyone deserves a second chance. Treatment will help you feel more like your old self again and allow you to better and learn to value yourself.

Muscular Dystrophy has no known cure but the condition can be treated and sufferers can be cared for with disability tax credits.

Do you suffer from Muscular Dystrophy? Is the disorder seriously affecting your quality of life? You might be eligible for the Disability Tax Credits and benefits. Contact us today!