This type of muscular dystrophy affects the muscles in your face, shoulders, and upper arms.
FSHD may cause: A smaller number of people with FSHD may develop hearing and respiratory problems. Symptoms usually appear during your teenage years, but they sometimes don’t appear until your 40s.
However, most individuals with muscular dystrophy do lose the ability to walk and eventually require a wheelchair.
There’s no known cure for muscular dystrophy, but certain treatments may help.
This type of muscular dystrophy usually begins in your shoulders and hips, but it may also occur in your legs and neck.
You may find it hard to get up out of a chair, walk up and down stairs, and carry heavy items if you have limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy affects both males and females.Most people with this form of muscular dystrophy are disabled by age 20. Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy causes weakness in your facial, neck, and shoulder muscles.Other symptoms include: It may also affect your respiratory system and heart muscles.Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy tends to affect more boys than girls.This type of muscular dystrophy usually begins in childhood.Some people with congenital muscular dystrophy die in infancy while others live until adulthood.Myotonic dystrophy is also called Steinert’s disease or dystrophia myotonica.This form of muscular dystrophy causes myotonia, which is an inability to relax your muscles after they contract.Myotonia is exclusive to this type of muscular dystrophy.This type of muscular dystrophy also more commonly affects boys.Muscle weakness occurs mostly in your arms and legs, with symptoms appearing between age 11 and 25.