Name Muscular Dystrophy
Related to/Also known as  
Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy
The muscular dystrophies are a group of neuromuscular disorders. These conditions are characterised by the loss of muscle strength, as progressive muscle wasting or nerve deterioration occurs. Many, but not all, are inherited.
Types Please see the Muscular Dystrophy UK website to find details of all types of neuromuscular conditions.
Useful national contacts

Muscular Dystrophy UK
Helpline: 0800 652 6352
Link opens in new window www.muscular-dystrophy.org
Find support near you: Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y9by2kou

Myotonic Dystophy Support Group
Helpline: 0115 987 0080
Link opens in new window www.myotonicdystrophysupportgroup.org

Neuromuscular Centre
Tel: 01606 860911
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Children & young people A guide for parents: children with muscle-wasting conditions (Muscular Dystrophy UK)
An introductory guide for families with a child newly diagnosed with muscular dystrophy or an associated neuromuscular condition
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y4sxydo3
Online resources

Detailed guidance on risks from coronavirus for people with muscle-wasting conditions (Muscular Dystrophy UK)
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Muscular dystrophy (NHS Choices)
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
News and events  
Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Muscular Dystrophy and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Myotonic Dystrophy: The Facts This includes a copy of the book Myotonic Dystrophy: The Facts.