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muscular dystrophy
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MD is a progressive condition which weakens the muscles, increasing the level of disability over time. In severe cases Muscular dystrophy can become life threatening affecting the heart and breathing motions. The condition is caused by changes in the genes which structure the person’s muscles and the disability can be inherited.

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