Have You Heard Of Muscular Dystrophy?

May 14, 2019 | Focus News

It is the name of a group of genetic (inherited) diseases affecting muscles that control movement. It can affect the heart and other muscles of the body. Those who have muscular dystrophy can’t make the proteins needed to form healthy muscles. Muscles become weak because of the loss of muscle tissue. Facioscapulohumeral (FSHD) is a type of muscular dystrophy whose symptoms usually begin in the face and shoulders. It can start in the teenage years, but may begin later, and affects both females and males.

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