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FOR CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY

START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE WITH YOUR DOCTOR

Ask for a referral to a neuromuscular specialist and/or neurologist

Download this symptom checklist and discussion guide to help get the
conversation started

Watch a neuromuscular specialist perform a physical exam on someone experiencing
symptoms of a neuromuscular disease

If you think you or someone you know is experiencing signs or symptoms of a neuromuscular disease, the best person to talk to is a doctor.

A doctor can help assess your signs or symptoms and can refer you to a neuromuscular specialist or neurologist for a diagnosis.

INTERESTED IN WHAT MAY HAPPEN AT A DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT?

Watch as neuromuscular specialist Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky walks through the type of physical exam a doctor may perform if someone is experiencing weakness.

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Chapter 1:

symptom assessment

Chapter 2:

medical and
family history

Chapter 3:

patient questions

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Ask your doctor about a referral to a neuromuscular specialist and/or neurologist for genetic testing if you think you or someone you know may have a neuromuscular disease

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* Fictitious patient.

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.