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September 30 is Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day!

9/30/2018
 
AANEM is pleased to play a role in helping to increase understanding about Limb Girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) on LGMD Awareness Day (September 30, 2018)! Below you will find links to AANEM resources to help you learn more about this disease. 
 
What is LGMD?
Limb Girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) is inherited. It is a disorder of voluntary muscles that results in progressive limb, shoulder, and hip girdle weakness and wasting. Some of the symptoms that show these types of weaknesses are soreness of the muscles and joints, walking with a waddle, difficulties standing from the sitting position, difficulties using the arms above the head, and in some, problems with the heart and breathing. Onset of symptoms may occur from childhood to adulthood and in either males or females. It has been thought that if the symptoms arise in adulthood, the progression is not as fast as if they arise in childhood. LGMD does not shorten one's lifespan, however, problems can arise if the heart and lungs become weak. Read more
 
AANEM Resources on LGMD
Make a Donation
On Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day, please consider making a donation to the AANEM Foundation. Your donation will fund scientific research to help find treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases like LGMD. Donate today.  


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