September – National Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

September is National Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month. Neuromuscular disorders are a group of diseases that can impair the function of muscles throughout the body. The causes, symptoms, severity, progression, and age of onset are all dependent on the exact diagnosis and the individual.

Due to weak muscles, people with neuromuscular disorders may have difficulty achieving good nutrition. Consult a registered dietitian, as they can assess your nutritional status, dietary intake, feeding abilities, and provide recommendations, which may include:

• Modifying the texture and consistency of your food
• Alternative methods of food preparation
• Substitutions for hard-to-manage foods
• Recipes, meal plans and other strategies to maximize your nutritional intake

For more information, speak with your doctor, pharmacist or registered dietitian.