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Muscle Dystrophy

Muscle Dystrophy

Muscle dystrophy is caused by an abnormal gene which creates a mutation in the body. This genetic disease causes progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles which control movement. Sometimes individuals may have limited use of some muscles where others may have no use of certain muscles depending on the severity of the condition. Usually first common signs are weakened facial muscles and shoulder muscles.

Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle.

There are many different kinds of muscular dystrophy. Symptoms of the most common variety begin in childhood, primarily in boys. Other types don't surface until adulthood.

Muscle dystrophy can affect individuals differently depending on the severity of the condition. Some experience difficulties moving their arms or attempting to do up buttons while others may experience the inability to stand for long periods of time. Some people who have muscular dystrophy will eventually lose the ability to walk. Some may have trouble breathing or swallowing.

There is no cure for muscular dystrophy. But medications and therapy can help manage symptoms and slow the course of the disease.

If you or someone you care for suffers from muscle dystrophy, you may be eligible for a large refund from the Canada Revenue Agency through the Disability Tax Credit program. We are Disability Tax Credit experts and have experience working with thousands of Canadians with a multitude of medical conditions. We would be happy to discuss your specific case with you and help determine if you may be eligible to claim the Disability Tax Credit, and receive a refund from the Canada Revenue Agency. Contact Us Today!

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