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Can a person who has marfan syndrome still grow muscle?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Marfan syndrome patients can have mild to severe symptoms. Their muscles can grow, but there may be weakness in the connective tissues that help support the muscles and attach muscles to other parts of the body.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 16 years experience
Of Course: Though it can be difficult, there is no specific issue with muscular growth per se. However, many people with Marfan are exercise-restricted--especially from weight lifting. So, again, it can be difficult. Please discuss this with your doctor before starting a specific exercise regimen.

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