Show less Building muscles can be tricky, especially if you're a girl. This is partly due to the lower levels of testosterone girls and women have compared with men. However, with some simple lifestyle changes that are built around heating healthy and muscle-building exercises, girls can also increase their muscle mass and strength. Claudia Carberry, a Registered Dietitian, advises: "The best way for women to build lean muscle is through strength training exercises. This article was co-authored by Claudia Carberry, RD.
Back to Muscular dystrophy. There are many different types of muscular dystrophy MD. Girls can occasionally be affected, although the condition tends to be milder. Children with Duchenne MD usually start to have noticeable symptoms between 1 and 3 years of age. The muscles around their pelvis and thighs tend to be affected first and often appear bulkier than normal.