Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.

  

Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy, a group of genetic, degenerative diseases primarily affecting voluntary muscles.

Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy is a genetic condition characterized by muscle weakness that begins in adulthood, typically after age 40. The first symptom in people with this disorder is usually droopy eyelids (ptosis), followed by difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). The swallowing difficulties begin with food, but as the condition progresses, liquids can be difficult to swallow as well. Many people with this condition have weakness and wasting (atrophy) of the tongue. These problems with food intake may cause malnutrition. Some affected individuals also have weakness in other facial muscles.                                                                                                       

 


Symptoms:-

Progressive swallowing difficulty
Progressive weakness of eye muscles
Progressive weakness of throat muscles
Progressive facial muscle weakness
Progressive limb muscle weakness
                                                                                                                                    

 

Treatment:-
Homoeopathic medicine is showing promising vectors that may replace damaged muscle tissue. Treatment is generally aimed at controlling the onset of symptoms to maximize the quality of life, prevent further deterioration leading to gradual improvement in health status of patients.

One can notice symptomatic improvement within 3-4 months of treatment. Duration of treatment varies with the severity of disease. We have over 6000 patients of all types of muscular dystrophy from all over the world. We have documented up to 80% improvement in our patients. 


Recently Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj has been awarded with
"THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PHYSICIAN FOR TREATING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY"