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Neuromuscular diseases

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Neuromuscular disease and exercise - what you need to know!

Neuromuscular diseases (NMD) are a sub group of neurological diseases where the nerves that control movement are affected.

Read more on Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) website

Neuromuscular disorders - Better Health Channel

The combination of the nervous system and muscles is known as the neuromuscular system.

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Neuromuscular conditions | Novita

While most forms of neuromuscular conditions become evident in early childhood, some others appear in late adolescence or adulthood

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Kennedy's disease - Better Health Channel

Kennedy's disease is a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder that causes progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles, particularly the arms and legs.

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a hereditary disorder marked by slowly progressive muscle weakness in the feet, lower legs, hands and forearms, and a mild loss of sensation in limbs, fingers, and toes.

Read more on Queensland Health website

What is motor neurone disease (MND?) | MND Australia | MND Australia

MND is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the motor neurons. Early MND symptoms include muscle weakness, slurred speech and swallowing difficulties.

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) - Better Health Channel

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most common inherited disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system.

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Motor Neurone Disease - Brain Foundation

Motor Neurone Disease (also Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Description Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurons) that control the muscles degenerate and die

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Managing Daily with Motor Neurone Disease | MND Australia | MND Australia

There are a number of strategies to living well and managing symptoms of motor neurone disease, such as cramps, discomfort, pain, fatigue & mobility issues.

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Breathing Support & Motor Neurone Disease | MND Australia | MND Australia

Breathing can become difficult with motor neurone disease as the breathing muscles weaken, but the right support can make breathing easier. Learn more.

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