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  • Answer: it is not common at all
  • Answer: The biggest thing when determining whether a person with musculardystrophy can obtain coverage is whether it is localized or not. Ifit is localized, they can usually obtain a traditional lifeinsurance policy at a Table 2-6 range. If it is not localized itcould mean a decline.

    It is often times more complicated if it is a child, but guaranteeissue options are available. You would definitely want to work withan experienced high risk life insurance agency who has success withthese types of cases.
  • Answer: introduces good copies of the dystrophin gene into muscle cells. The goal is to allow the existing muscle cells to use the new gene to produce the dystrophin it cannot make with its flawed gene
  • Answer: Depending on the the type of MD suffered, and therefore the level of physical impairment, the possibilities are extensive. Choosing a career that fits your level of mobility is wise. Some sufferers may be unable to work or can only manage part time or casual work.
    I suffer from Charcot - Marie - Tooth (CMT) and when I was younger I wanted a career in hospitality. However, I was unable to manage the physical demands of being on my feet. So I went to University and completed a B. Sc Psychology. I have worked as a Counsellor and Trainer for almost 15 yrs on & off apccording to my health fluctuations. I have modified my practices to meet my CMT needs, such as rest breaks, ergonomic aids & sitting whilst I train. My career is successful & has even led me to do workshops & counselling for other MD sufferers. I have met nurses, banker, admin staff & childcare workers with forms of MD.
    So, work out realistic goals, work to your strengths and best of luck in your career!
  • Answer: In general diseases that attack the muscles are called myopathies.

    Muscular dystrophy would be one example.
  • Answer: The most common disease that can affect the Muscular System is the Arthritis
  • Answer: Hemophilia is passed down from mother to son. It is extremely
    rare for a woman to have hemophilia. It is necessary, though, for
    a woman to be a carrier of the disorder for her son to acquire this
    disorder. Females have two X chromosomes whereas males only
    have one. When a boy is born, he takes one X chromosome from
    his mother and one Y chromosome from his father. Therefore, he
    can only get hemophilia through his mother.
    Example One:
    Mother(Carrier)+Father(Non-Affected)=50% chance of their son
    acquiring the disorder and 50% chance of their daughter being a
    carrier.
    Example Two:
    Mother(Non-Affected)+Father(Hemophiliac)=All sons will be
    non-affected and all daughters will be carriers.
  • Answer: No Arthritis and Rheumatoid are is not a disease of the muscles. However Arthritis can lead to muscular damage as a result of muscular atrophy as pin stops people from using muscles around affected joints. I have noticed this in my self. I had a total elbow replacement to my right arm, before I had trouble with that arm I was able to lift extremely heavy weights and even the grip of my hand was very strong as a result of RA I started to avoid exerting these muscles, this in turn started them wasting away. now that I have had an elbow replaced which was the main source of the pain I am able to get all of the muscles from the biceps down to the wrist back into some sort of working order. It is understandable that people feel Arthritis may be a muscular disorder , however it is only a disorder that has a secondary affect on muscles.

Muscular dystrophy disease passing the disease to their offspring?

  • Genetic counseling is advised when there is a family history of muscular dystrophy. Women may have no symptoms but still carry the gene for the disorder. Duchenne muscular dystrophy can be detected with about 95% accuracy by genetic studies performed during pregnancy.

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001190.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscular_dystrophy

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