Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophies are a group of Genetic diseases due to mutation or deletion of genes controlling muscle protein production or muscle repair. Most of these diseases shows its first symptoms at the age of 6-8 years of age. Some rare types like Bekker's Muscular Dystorphy starts latter at early twenties and does not affect internal organs like heart. Where as the serious type DMD affect heat muscles and respiratory muscles latter. Ayurveda understand this condition as Balashosha. It is a condition where bodily tissues and immunity undergo depletion. Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular dystrophy is purely vata in its origin. Children born with diseases cannot close their eyes completely even at birth. Also they will have weak sucking and cannot close the mouth completely. They have all extreme features of Vata constitution, and at later stage their spine undergo extreme scoliosis and lordosis.
Duschene Muscular dystrophy is Kaphavata in its origine. Children gets hypertrophy of the affected muscles due to fat infiltration. Weight gain, frequent kapha problems of respiratory track, water retention ect: are common. Various other types of dystrophies are treated according to their Dosha predominance.

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