Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. We bring together people affected by more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions.
Muscle-wasting conditions are very rare, affecting just over one in every 1,000 people. As a result, some health professionals may never come across anyone with a muscle-wasting condition and may not know much about them. But we do.
Since 1959, we’ve been supporting families living with muscle-wasting conditions. We provide vital information, advice, resources and support for people with these conditions, their families and the professionals who work with them.
Which condition would you like to know more about?
If you’re at all unsure about where your muscle-wasting condition is listed, please get in touch: call us on 0800 652 6352.
Our helpline is open but operating reduced hours due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. We are able to take calls Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
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