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Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a type of muscular dystrophy most common in children. Symptoms include muscle wasting and breathing problems, and while there is no cure, treatment aims to improve quality of life.

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Muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases affecting the muscles that control movement. Learn more about the different types and treatment options.

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Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica causes inflammation in the joints and the surrounding tissues. Learn more about its symptoms and treatment options available.

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Compartment syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a painful condition caused by pressure in a group of muscles. Learn more about the types, causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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Peripheral vascular disease symptoms

The most common symptom of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is painful cramping in your leg muscles triggered by physical activity. Find out about other PVD symptoms.

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Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a disease of the neuromuscular system that causes muscle weakness. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Neuromuscular system

The neuromuscular system includes all the muscles in the body and the nerves serving them. Learn more about how it works and related diseases.

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Digestive system

Your digestive system breaks down the food you eat into nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Find out about how it works and common conditions.

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Achilles tendon

You can strain your Achilles tendon, or it can become weak, or it can tear. Learn about common causes, treatments and when you need to see a doctor.

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain in the muscles and bones. Other common symptoms are feeling tired and sleeping poorly.

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