As yet, there’s no specific treatment that “gets at the root” of type 1 or type 2 myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD1 or MMD2). Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms and minimizing disability.
This section first addresses medical management of the many symptoms of adult-onset MMD1/MMD2 and juvenile-onset MMD1. Not everyone will require all these aspects of medical management, and some symptoms may first appear or worsen as a person grows older.
MDA leads the search for treatments and therapies for myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD). The Association also provides comprehensive supports and expert clinical care for those living with MMD.
In this section, you’ll find up-to-date information about myotonic muscular dystrophy, as well as many helpful resources. This information has been compiled with input from researchers, physicians and people affected by the disease.
Scientists in the United States and Japan have identified a three-protein cluster that reseals damaged muscle-fiber membranes. The findings, published June 5, 2009, in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, could have implications for development of treatments for muscular dystrophies.