7 Ways Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy Affects Patients

Duchenne and Becker are two of the most common types of muscular dystrophy (MD). Both types of the disease mainly affect boys, with Duchenne MD (DMD) usually being diagnosed between the ages of three and five, and Becker MD (BMD) between the ages of 11 and 25. Although they tend to differ in severity, the effects of the diseases are similar in many ways. We’ve put together a list of the ways the disease affects patients based on information from the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia.

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Pain and Sensation

Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients don’t tend to suffer from pain from their condition or loss of sensations, but they may experience cramps and general aching which can be treated with over-the-counter medications.

Find out about the nine main types of muscular dystrophy here. 

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