Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that weaken the musculoskeletal system. Muscular dystrophies are characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue. It can affect both adults and children. There is no cure for muscular dystrophy but there have been huge advances in increasing the quality of life for people with the condition.
Republic of Ireland
Muscular Dystrophy Ireland
Muscular Dystrophy Ireland aims to provide information and support to people with neuromuscular conditions and their families through a range of support services. Their objective is to promote through practical empowerment, independent living for people with the condition muscular dystrophy.
Muscular Dystrophy UK
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to beat muscle-wasting conditions. They bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 70,000 children and adults in the UK.