What do you do when you're concerned about respiratory issues in Duchenne?

First, take a breath.

Respiratory information for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is right at your fingertips.

Lung function is important. So is feeling supported.

On your journey with DMD, there may be times you feel overwhelmed. Having access to respiratory information can make you feel empowered. You'll learn that people with DMD can live longer, that lung function can last longer, and that new therapies are on the horizon.

What is DMD?

It’s a genetic disease that typically affects boys. DMD causes a progressive loss of muscle strength since boys diagnosed with DMD have a lack of a protein called dystrophin. Dystrophin protects muscle fibers from breaking down. Usually the leg muscles are affected first. As boys grow older, the heart and respiratory muscles are affected.


Read about how DMD affects breathing



Learn about measuring how well respiratory muscles are working



Get suggestions for day-to-day life with DMD