Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy can affect both boys and girls, and the symptoms usually first appear during the teen years. It tends to progress slowly. It tends to progress slowly. Muscle weakness first develops in the face, making it difficult for a child to close the eyes, whistle, or puff out the cheeks.
Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that make muscles weaker and less flexible over time. It is caused by a problem in the genes that control how the body keeps muscles healthy. For some Author: Stephanie Watson.
Dystrophy is any condition in which a part of the body weakens or wastes away. In muscular dystrophy, the weakness is in the muscles. An inherited genetic mistake prevents the body from making a Author: Stephanie Watson.
Aug 30, · Since we first met Leah Messer nearly a decade ago, the Teen Mom 2 star has taken us along for the emotional and inspiring journey of her daughter Aliannah's battle with muscular dystrophy. In .