What is a muscle disease?
The human body has around 600 muscles that control everything in your body. Think of talking, walking, laughing, but also visiting the toilet and scratching if you are itchy. All everyday matters.
However, due to a muscular disease, these everyday matters can become a challenge and the disease therefore has a major impact on the life of the person and his or her loved ones. There are more than 200,000 people with muscular disease in the Netherlands.
Sometimes with a muscle disease it is the muscle itself that is sick, but the disease can also be in the nerves or spinal cord. Fortunately, there’s still a lot of scientific research into muscle diseases because the cause of many muscle diseases has not yet been discovered. By being able to find out the cause of a disease, people can start working on a solution. Therefore, various foundations and funds make a lot of effort to raise money for scientific research.