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5 Facts you should know about

Limb girdle muscular dystrophy

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1

LGMD is characterized by

atrophy and weakness of the voluntary muscles of the hip and shoulder areas, i.e., “the limb-girdle area”.

2

In the early stages of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy,

affected individuals may have an unusual walking gait, such as waddling or walking on the balls of their feet, and may also have difficulty running.

3

Muscle wasting may cause

changes in posture or in the appearance of the shoulder, back, and arm.

4

There is a wide disparity in how the condition evolves

– it can be mild, slowly progressive form or be progressive.

5

20 Different Types

There are at least 20 different types of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.

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