What is NMD?

Topics: Respiratory Care - Neuro

Neuromuscular disease (NMD) is the name given to a range of diseases and conditions that affect your muscles. This may be due to weakening of the muscles themselves, or the nerves controlling your muscles.

Symptoms of respiratory failure in NMD patients include:

  • Difficulty swallowing and breathing
  • Fatigue, weakness and sleepiness
  • Morning headaches
  • Difficulties with concentrationMood changes

Some people with NMD may:

  • Require a wheelchair
  • Have difficulty swallowing
  • Have weak respiratory muscles (muscles that help you breathe)
  • Require ventilation

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