Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
From simple ailments to more serious health concerns, cover it all on the Balancing Act.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic condition diagnosed in childhood. The condition primarily affects boys, and about 1 in 3,500 boys are born with Duchenne each year.
It’s a devastating medical mystery: random symptoms that present in many common diseases; low awareness and misconceptions among physicians; rare incidence and lack of awareness about the disease’s existence. Chances are you’ve never heard of Pompe disease – a degenerative, genetic neuromuscular disease. But thanks to specialists like Dr. Barry Byrne, medical geneticist and Genzyme, […]
Have you heard of Pompe disease? Most people haven’t. Pompe disease is a rare genetic neuromuscular disorder caused by an excessive buildup and storage of glycogen in the muscle cells, resulting in degenerative muscle weakness. The muscle weakness can affect many different parts of the body and cause a variety of health problems. Common symptoms of Late […]