PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are symptoms of myotonic dystrophy during teenage or adult years?

ANSWER

  • Weakness in the muscles of the face, arms, hands, and neck
  • Muscle stiffness (myotonia) -- difficulty relaxing the muscles after they are tightened
  • Shrinking of the muscles over time (muscle wasting)
  • Cataracts -- clouding of the eye's lens
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Learning and behavioral problems
  • Heart problems, including irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Muscular Dystrophy."

NHS: "Muscular Dystrophy -- Symptoms."

Shriners Hospitals for Children: "Muscular Dystrophy."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Muscular Dystrophy."

Muscular Dystrophy Association: "Diseases in the MDA Program."

Mayo Clinic: "Muscular Dystrophy." 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Muscular Dystrophy."

NHS: "Muscular Dystrophy -- Symptoms."

Shriners Hospitals for Children: "Muscular Dystrophy."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Muscular Dystrophy."

Muscular Dystrophy Association: "Diseases in the MDA Program."

Mayo Clinic: "Muscular Dystrophy." 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 31, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

What is limb-girdle muscular dystrophy?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.