Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSH MD)
What is Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy?
(FSH), is the third most common of nine muscular dystrophy
disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 20,000 caucasions. The term
Facioscapulohumeral uses three Latin words to describe the
characteristic features of the disorder. Facio means face, scapula
means shoulder blade, and humerous is Latin for the upper arm.
Muscular dystrophy refers to muscle weakness and wasting. Thus, in
FSH the muscles typically affected are those of the face, shoulder
blade and upper arms. For more information about
Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy click
Please click here to
see information relating to recent studies (Nov 2014) regarding
using Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium and Zinc to improve skeletal
muscle function in people with FSHD. The findings are hopeful but
FSHD Europe would like to make it clear that this is not a cure and
needs confirmation. there is concern that people will take these
results and start self dosing with these vitamins which can be
Please read the
announcement for more details and discuss this with your
Click here to be taken
to the vaccination page.
here to be taken to the respiratory care page.
Check out the support groups page to see what is
available in your area.
USA - http://www.fshsociety.org
THIS PAGE WAS REVIEWED 19 FEB 2016