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FOR CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY

DO YOU RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS IN YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW?

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Signs and symptoms of a neuromuscular disease can vary among individuals and may be age-dependent. These symptoms may include:

  • Poor balance with frequent falls
  • Muscle weakness
    • Difficulty walking or running
    • Walking with swaying hips or a waddle
    • Difficulty performing sports
    • Difficulty climbing stairs
    • Difficulty rising from an armchair
    • Difficulty rising from a lying position
    • Difficulty carrying or lifting objects (even light ones)
    • Difficulty raising arms over your head or keeping arms up
    • Difficulty washing or brushing your hair
  • Gradual muscle loss or wasting
  • Muscle soreness, cramps or pain
  • Loss of function
  • Fatigue, daytime sleepiness or morning headaches
  • Trouble breathing while sleeping (sleep apnea)
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Tongue weakness
  • Acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Lower back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Limited range of movement
  • Drooping eyelids
You should talk to a doctor if you or someone you know has any of these signs or symptoms – it could be related to a neuromuscular disease

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Health information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes only. Your healthcare professional is the single best source of information regarding your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions about your health or treatment.