Muscular Dystrophy
Parkinson's
Muscular Sclerosis
Polymyositis
Myasthenia Gravis
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What is it?

A group of genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.

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What is it?

A disorder in the central nervous system that affects movement, and often includes tremors.

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What is it?

A disease which causes the immune system to eat away at the protective covering of nerves.

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What is it?

Polymyositis is a disease that can cause muscles to get irritated and inflamed. The muscles eventually start to break down and become weak.

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What is it?

Weakness and fatigue of muscles under voluntary control.

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At what point in your life can you get this disease?

Most forms begin in childhood.

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At what point in your life can you get this disease?

Usually, people are diagnosed with Parkinson's when they're 60. 

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At what point in your life can you get this disease?

While Muscular Sclerosis can develop at any point in your life, it's most common between people in their 20s and 30s.

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At what point in your life can you get this disease?

Polymyositis commonly affects adults in their 30s, 40s or 50s.

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At what point in your life can you get this disease?

It can occur at any age, even childhood.

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What are side affects of this disease?

Damaged muscles become weaker. Most people with this condition eventually need a wheelchair. Other symptoms are trouble breathing or swallowing.

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What are side affects of this disease?

Parkinson's starts with tremors in one hand. While other symptoms include slow movement, stiffness, and loss of balance.

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What are side affects of this disease?

Muscular Sclerosis results in nerve damage that disrupts communication between the brain and the body. It can cause  vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination.

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What are side affects of this disease?

Symptoms include: Muscle pain and stiffness, muscle weakness, joint pain and stiffness, trouble breathing, problems swallowing, and irregular heart rhythms.

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What are side affects of this disease?

Symptoms of this disease include weakness in the arms and legs, double vision, and problems with speaking and chewing.

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What helps for this disease?

Medications, therapy, breathing aids, or surgery may help, but life span is often cut short.

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What helps with the symptoms of this disease?

Medication

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What helps with this disease?

Physical therapy and medications can suppress the immune system and can help with symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.

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What helps with the symptoms of this disease?

Medication

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What helps with symptoms of this disease?

Medications, therapy, and surgery can help with symptoms.

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Is there a cure for this disease?

No

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Is there a cure for this disease?

No, but there are medicines that help with the symptoms.

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Is there a cure for this disease?

There's currently no cure for multiple sclerosis, but it's possible to treat the symptoms with medicines and other treatments.

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Is there a cure for this disease?

No

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Is there a cure for this disease?

No

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