Becker's Muscular Dystrophy

Also known as: Becker muscular dystrophy, BMD

What is Becker's muscular dystrophy?

Becker's muscular dystrophy is a disorder that causes the muscles of the pelvis and legs to get gradually weaker over time. This can lead to a number of complications as the disease progresses.

What causes Becker's muscular dystrophy?

Becker's muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that can be passed along from carrier mothers to their male children.

What are the symptoms of Becker's muscular dystrophy?

As the disease progresses, people will eventually experience trouble walking or moving, frequent falls, loss of muscle and weakness in other areas of the body, as well.

What are Becker's muscular dystrophy care options?

While there is no cure for the disease, physical therapy, exercises and orthopedic devices can help people with the condition live the most fulfilling life possible.

Reviewed by: Migvis Monduy, MD

This page was last updated on: January 13, 2020 03:12 PM

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