To crack the code of FSHD, patients are essential. Every breakthrough in FSHD has been made because patients and their family members got involved. We are hopeful that a treatment is within sight; your participation will move us closer to discovery.
FSH Muscular Dystrophy is highly variable, even among affected family members. Each person has their own unique journey with FSHD. The FSHD Society is here to educate and empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally.
There is great power in community. Around the globe, individuals with FSHD are living proof of that. When we come together, each bringing our unique strengths to bear, we inspire each other to reach higher than we can when we go it alone.
Education is our Best Weapon for Change
FSHD University is your center for advanced education about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy. Our webinars and other contents are designed to empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally. Our departments of Physical Health, Wellness, and Research provide treasure troves of videos, articles, and resource lists, provided by the world's top experts, including many people living with FSHD. FSHD University is a place for you to gain knowledge, make friends, and find hope.
Latest Blog Posts
Excessive curvature of the lower spine, a condition called hyperlordosis, can be a particularly painful and troublesome symptom of FSH muscular dystrophy. We are often asked whether abdominal braces or surgery can help. To answer this question, Dr. Ray Huml has kindly given us permission to share an excerpt by Drs. R.K. Lark and E.W….
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Pasadena, California, company, today announced ARO-DUX4 as Arrowhead’s first muscle targeted investigational RNAi therapeutic candidate. Using the company’s proprietary Targeted RNAi Molecule (TRIMTM) platform, ARO-DUX4 is designed to target the gene that encodes human double homeobox…
Upcoming Featured Events
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT Many individuals diagnosed with FSHD feel that they are unemployable or they should just give up and file for disability benefits. Lynn Stevens will talk about employment fallacies, assistive devices that can help you remain employed, career change strategies and...Find out more »
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET This monthly meeting is for those of you who are providing care to loved ones with FSHD. This virtual meeting is a safe and supportive space to share your experiences, challenges, and helpful tips with other caregivers. Please respect our rules restricting this meeting to caregivers (or "sharegivers," as Isaac...Find out more »
9:00 PM ET | 8:00 PM CT | 7:00 PM MT | 6:00 PM PT Our guest this month is our very own Jamshid Arjomand, PhD, chief science officer. He'll update you about the latest research and drug development advances (that he's allowed to talk about). If you have questions about FSHD research, now's your...Find out more »