ABOUT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
Muscular Dystrophy is an umbrella term used to refer to a group of muscular disorders characterised by muscle weakness, wasting and contractures, which are usually progressive in nature and sometimes even life threatening. These disorders result from inherited gene abnormalities.
While most of these disorders manifest in childhood, some may have an adult onset. The severity of the symptoms, the age at which the symptoms appear, how fast the individual deteriorates, and the pattern of inheritance the disorder follows, vary from one form of Muscular Dystrophy to another.
Over time, persons with Muscular Dystrophy may lose the ability to walk, and ultimately breathe. For some individuals, the disorder is life-threatening. At present, there is no known cure for Muscular Dystrophy.
ABOUT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION (SINGAPORE)
MDAS (Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore)) was founded in 2000 to provide care and support to people with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) in Singapore. MDAS is committed to providing health and public education on MD as well as supporting medical research.
To maximise the quality of life of people with Muscular Dystrophy and their families, to integrate them into society and support research towards a cure.
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