Characterised by signs of extreme muscle weakness, Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy is a problem that could lead to excruciating pain and inability to perform everyday activities. This is one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy and can happen because of genetic mutation. Common symptoms include lack of coordinated movements, poor control over muscles, loss of muscle, etc.
HOW IS FACIOSCAPULOHUMERAL MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) may be diagnosed based upon a thorough clinical examination, identification of characteristic physical findings, a complete patient and family history, and various specialized tests. In addition, diagnostic evaluation may include surgical removal (biopsy) and microscopic examination of small samples of muscle tissue. In some cases a DNA or a genetic testing is recommended for further diagnosis.
HOW IS FACIOSCAPULOHUMERAL MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TREATED?
Physical therapy is one of the remedies suggested for Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy and if kids have contracted the condition, then they are recommended to undergo occupational therapy. Consuming internal medicines can also help in easing the discomfort but it cannot be completely cured.
DID YOU KNOW?
Symptoms of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy develop in early childhood, but are visible only in teenage years