Myotonic dystrophy is more than just a muscle disease. Both MMD1 and MMD2 affect several aspects of physical and mental functioning, to varying degrees and with variable scope.
The following sections discuss different problems that can occur, although many people with the disease have only some of them. Most of these symptoms can be lessened with treatment. See Medical Management for information on current therapies.
Click on the individual subtype to find more information on specific signs and symptoms: