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What can i do to treat fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Seek help: While there are no cures for patients with fragile x, there are many supportive care services that can provide a great deal of help. See http://www.Fragilex.Org/treatment-intervention/ for more information.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How do you treat fragile x syndrome in a child?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Nutritional therapy: Fragile x is a cause of autism. It has been known for years that experimental work in the laboratory showed that it is caused by lack of folate (folic acid) in test tube analysis. We know that autism is associated with damaged folate (folic acid) metabolism. Find a phyhsician who is affilated with the group known as "deteat autism now! the headquarters is in san diego.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: The most noticeable and consistent effect of fragile x is on intelligence.>80 percent of males have an IQ of 75 or less. Females may have mental impairment, learning disabilities, or a normal iq. Associated problems: sensation, emotion, and behavior.Currently there is no definitive, single treatment for fragile x. Appropriate education, behavioral or physical therapy, and medication can help.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the detection for fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Detection fragile x: Fragile x syndrome causes symptoms of autism and intellectual disability and can only be diagnosed by doing chromosome , which shows the fragile x gene on x chromosome.It is a x linked dominant condition.It is passed from females through x chromosomes.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How prevalent is fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: Fragile x syndrome is the most frequent form of inherited intellectual disability. The prevalence in men runs from 1 in 4, 000 to 1 in 6.000. The prevalence in women is estimated at 1 in 10.000.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What causes of fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Gene mutation: Fragile x syndrome is due to a mutation within the fmr1 gene on x chromosome. Part of the gene gets repeated too many times. It is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Please see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002633/ and http://www.Fragilex.Org/ for more information.

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