Treating

There's no cure for MD, but a range of treatments can help with the physical disabilities and problems that may develop.

Treatment

There's no cure for MD, but a range of treatments can help with the physical disabilities and problems that may develop. These can include:

  • Mobility assistance – including exercise, physiotherapy and physical aids
  • Support groups to deal with the practical and emotional impact of MD
  • Surgery to correct postural deformities, such as scoliosis 
  • Medication such as steroids to improve muscle strength, or ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers to treat heart problems

New research is looking into ways of repairing the genetic mutations and damaged muscles associated with MD.