DM1 is the most common adult muscular dystrophy worldwide. It is a complex and variable disease that effects people in many different ways. The condition affects multiple organs and multiple systems within the body.

Symptoms include:

  • Muscle weakness (e.g. in the face, neck, hands and forearms);
  • Myotonia (cramping, difficulties in releasing grip, etc.);
  • Trouble swallowing;
  • Cataracts (blurry or cloudy vision) and other eye problems;
  • Heart Conditions (e.g. arrhythmia);
  • Tiredness and daytime sleepiness;
  • Problems with planning and thinking.

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