A 46-year-old Russian man, who often complained of fatigue, was diagnosed with a rare disease. What other symptoms does she have?

A 46-year-old resident of Rostov-on-Don constantly felt tired. He decided to see doctors.

As the Don Ministry of Health said, the man complained of fatigue and weakness, and also said that it was difficult for him to unclench his hands. Everything was getting worse, the condition was making it difficult to work.

As the examination showed, the patient had a rare genetic disease. This is Steinert's disease (also called myotonic dystrophy). Unfortunately, it is impossible to cure it. Doctors gave recommendations that will help alleviate the patient’s condition.

— As a result of the examination, an unusual phenomenon was registered: signs of two diseases – muscular dystrophy and myotonic discharges. There was a sharp increase in creatine phosphokinase in the blood. The combination of these signs made it possible to suspect a rare disease – Steinert disease, says the Ministry of Health.

The disease usually debuts in the 2nd-3rd decade.

Symptoms of myotonic dystrophy:< br>
Myotonic spasm and difficulty in straightening the fingers. 
Frontal baldness of the forehead. 
Weakness of the muscles of the face, neck, limbs.
Myotonic cataract.
Cardiological and endocrine disorders.

To date, there is no specific treatment for myotonic dystrophy. Symptomatic treatment may include physical therapy, anticonvulsants, and other approaches to maintain the patient's quality of life.

Prognosis: Myotonic dystrophy is a chronic disease that progresses over time. The prognosis may vary depending on the severity of the symptoms and the individual characteristics of the patient.

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