Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases affecting the muscles that control movement. Learn more about the different types and treatment options.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DMD, the commonest muscular dystrophy in kids, causes gradual loss of muscle function, affecting everyday activity. Treatment may help daily life.
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) causes muscles to become weak. There is no cure, although treatments and support may be available to help people who have SMA.
Muscle aches and pains
General muscular aches and pains are common. They're often caused by the unfamiliar use or overuse of muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia (the soft tissues that connect muscles).
The neuromuscular system includes all the muscles in the body and the nerves serving them. Learn more about how it works and related diseases.
Polymyalgia rheumatica causes inflammation in the joints and the surrounding tissues. Learn more about its symptoms and treatment options available.
Kilojoules are the way to measure both the energy in food and drink, and the energy the body uses. Find out more about kilojoules and how many you need.
An unhealthy body image affects your wellbeing and mental health, and may lead to eating disorders. Here are a few tips for improving body image.
The heart pumps blood around the body to supply tissues with nutrition and oxygen. Find out about how it works and a number of health problems related to the heart.
Your body's circulatory system comprises the blood, heart and blood vessels. It moves oxygen and nutrients around the body, and removes carbon dioxide. Find out more, including about the problems that can occur.