Respiratory infections may become a problem in later stages of muscular dystrophy. It's important to be vaccinated for pneumonia and to keep up to date with influenza shots.
Dietary changes haven't been shown to slow the progression of muscular dystrophy. But proper nutrition is essential because limited mobility can contribute to obesity, dehydration and constipation. A high-fiber, high-protein, low-calorie diet may help.
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