Kennedy's Disease (Bill's Story)

Kennedy's Disease (Bill's Story) -

What is Kennedy’s Disease?

Kennedy’s disease (known as Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy), which is a progressive weakening of the arms and leg muscles over a period of a typical life-span. This also comes with muscle twitches, cramps, and spasms.  Kennedy’s disease is also associated with swallowing difficulties or weakening in the throat muscles.

Later in life, the symptoms along with muscle weakness will get worse.  One third of patients with Kennedy’s disease will be wheelchair-bound in 20 years from being diagnosed.  There is no cure for this inheritable disease affecting 1 in 40,000 males world-wide.  Women can have some minor symptoms of the disease.

It is import to note that Kennedy’s disease mimics Lou Gherig’s disease (ALS).

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