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Marfan syndrome: the most important information

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    What is Marfan's syndrome? What is the most important information you need to know about this strange disease? All the facts and details can be found in the following article.


    What is Marfan's syndrome?

    Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease that affects one out of every 5,000 people worldwide and affects the way the body grows.

    This syndrome particularly affects the connective tissues that provide the necessary support for the structure of the body and its various internal organs.

    Some of the symptoms on Marfan's syndrome include obvious joint problems, such as joints relaxation, longer than normal, flat and large feet.

    Symptoms of Marfan syndrome

    Symptoms of Marfan syndrome may appear in early childhood or at a later age.

    1- Circulatory problems

    There are many problems that Marfan syndrome can cause in the circulatory system. For example, it can cause aortic hypertrophy and many blood problems.
    Problems such as aortic hypertrophy may not be accompanied by any symptoms, but they may cause the aorta to rupture, so consult your doctor immediately if you experience any chest pain, chronic and persistent coughing or breathing problems.

    2 - problems in the structure of the body and structure

    The symptoms of Marfan syndrome are usually manifested in the form of the body of the patient with the appearance of the following:
    Abnormal length of limbs.
    General abnormal length in the body with excess thinness.
    Weakness in the wrists.
    Curvature of the shoulders.
    Congestion of teeth in the mouth.
    A bit long face or a very small underside.
    Abnormal softness in the joints.
    Flat feet.
    Stretch marks are visible although there is no pregnancy or weight gain.
    Problems and curves in the bones of the chest and other bones in the body.
    The mother is scattered in the joints, bones and muscles.
    Scoliosis or sprain of the spine.
    Longer fingers than usual.

    3. Eye problems

    Marfan's syndrome can cause many eye problems, some of which are:
    Retinal detachment.
    Change in the color of the lens of the eye.

    Causes of Marfan syndrome

    Marfan syndrome is a disease that is usually transmitted by heredity, as a result of a genetic defect that affects a certain type of protein that is involved in the formation of binding tissues in the body, leading to many health problems.

    Diagnosis and treatment of Marfan syndrome

    Marfan syndrome is usually diagnosed by having the patient undergo several necessary examinations, including: eye exams, CT scans, ECGs, and ecological examinations.

    Marfan syndrome cannot be treated and cured, but there are some medical procedures that help alleviate the apparent symptoms, the most important of which are:

    - Perform special surgeries to repair any damage to the heart or aorta.
    - Do your eye surgery, or your doctor may ask you to start wearing suitable contact lenses or glasses for any damage or damage caused by Marfan Eye Syndrome.
    - Undergo regular annual checks to make sure that no changes to the bones of the body or spine may require operations.
    - Smoking may worsen any lung damage caused by the syndrome.

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