Myotonic Dystrophy 2


Myotonic Dystorphy 2 is an inherited disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting as well as eye defects, heart abnormalities and other anomalies. The severity of the condition is greatly variable. There are two type of myotonic dystrophy with type 1 being more severe than type 2. Type 2 also tends to affect muscle closer to the trunk e.g. upper leg and shoulders


* Progressive muscle wasting

* Progressive muscle weakness

* Prolonged muscle tensing

* Inability to relax muscles after moving

* Impaired ability to release grip

* Cataracts

* Heart conduction defects

* Balding in males

* Infertility in males


Signs and symptoms of Myotonic dystrophy type 2 may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Myotonic dystrophy type 2 symptoms.