Muscular dystrophy and related conditions cause muscles to waste and weaken. More than 70,000 people in the UK are affected


Myopathies are conditions that specifically have problems with the muscle itself. The weakness in the muscles in patients with myopathy is often fairly non-progressive, but can lead to problems with the range of movement of the joints or with the back. People with myopathies can also have chest problems because their cough is not strong.

Support and Information

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is here for you and your family. For more information about Myopathy or for support, contact our freephone support line or send us an email (Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm): 0800 652 6352 (freephone)

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