Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Medindia

More on Prader-Willi Syndrome

by Kathy Jones on Jul 26 2010 8:54 PM

 More on Prader-Willi Syndrome
Prader-Willi Syndrome is an uncommon genetic disorder that results from issues in genes on chromosome 15.
Infants with Prader-willi syndrome have poor muscle tone and lack of appetite as there are problems with suckling. Later on after one year of life other symptoms being to appear including centrally distributed obesity, small mouth, almond-shaped eyes and short stature with small hands and feet.

Another important feature is the uncontrolled appetite, which again leads to obesity.

Early diagnosis is essential in children with PWS, which can allow interventional treatments to control hunger and increase physical activity. With the right management, kids can lead a normal life although there is no cure for this disease. However, nothing can help control appetite in those with Prader-Willi syndrome.


Source-Medindia


Recommended Readings
Latest General Health News
View All
Advertisement

open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE
X