Myotonic Dystrophy (DM)

Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is the most common form of muscular dystrophy that appears in adults. It is a genetic condition that can be challenging to manage, but with the right medical attention you will be able to live a quality life.

DM can cause muscle weakness and stiffness along with other symptoms throughout the body. No two people with the condition are the same, and neither is their care or symptoms.

Care for Myotonic Dystrophy Made Simpler

At University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, you will spend one day per year seeing care team members who can help you actively manage your symptoms. Since DM is a genetic condition that often runs in families, our clinic allows you to see our medical professionals alongside your affected family members in a single visit.

You’ll Be Able to Schedule Appointments With the Following Providers:

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetic counseling
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep disorders

You Won’t Find Many Places Like This in the U.S.

Our clinic is the only one in the Midwest that can provide adults like you with the multidisciplinary care that you want. We’ll go out of our way to ensure that your every need is met.

You’ll Have Access To:

  • Experts in all areas of medical care
  • New medical technology
  • Ongoing research
  • Team-based care

You and your loved ones can get as much help as you need upon your arrival thanks to our valet service and various parking options. The majority of your day will then be spent in the neurology unit, with a short trip upstairs to cardiology. You will just be able to relax in your exam room while different providers come to you.

You’ll even have a lunch break built into your schedule, with plenty of easy-to-find, tasty dining options throughout the hospital. There are also several places you can visit outside of the hospital if you need a bit of fresh air with your mealtime break.

Looking for More Information?

You should always feel free to give us a call. You can also check out the following resources to learn more about DM.

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