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Kennedy's disease is progresses slowly and those individuals who suffer from it tend to remain ambulatory until quite late in the disease, though some may be bound by wheel-chair during the later stages of the disease.
Slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy; some facial weakness and fasciculation, tremor of the hands, wasting of the tongue, often dysarthria and dysphagia (disturbed speech and swallow experienced later in the course of the disease).
Currently there is no known cure for Kennedy's disease. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Physical therapy and rehabilitation to slow muscle weakness and atrophy may prove helpful.
A disease of the motor neurons that can be inherited is called Kennedy’s disease. The condition is found in men and affects people of age between 20 and 40.