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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Prader Willi Syndrome

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Best treatment for someone who has prader-willi syndrome?

Best treatment for someone who has prader-willi syndrome?

Supportive: Growth hormone, a structured environment, airway pressure for the sleep apnea. Sooner or later, we'll find the hormonal basis of the food cravings and be able to fix it. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Leslie Benson
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Prader Willi Syndrome (Definition)

Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by excessive eating during childhood and extreme obesity. Other problems include speech delay, poor motor coordination and ...Read more


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How much does treatment help for someone who has prader-willi syndrome?

How much does treatment help for someone who has prader-willi syndrome?

PRADER-WILLI: Sx are failure to thrive, hypotonia, uncontrollable hyperphagia, obesity, short stature with androgen deficiency.Cryptorchidism is corrected early, androgen replacement by injections are done for delayed puberty. Treatments are all directed to restore hypogonadism. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are different types of prader-willi syndrome?

Do you know if there are different types of prader-willi syndrome?

A genetic disorder: Usually from a deletion of a gene on the chromosome 15 inherited from the father, it can also come from having both chr 15's from the mother or both acting as if they came from mother. Infants have low muscle tone ; trouble gaining weight; food craving ; weight gain start about 18 mos. They have congenital anomalies, intellectual disability, compulsive behavior, ; medical problems due to obesity. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is prader-willi syndrome?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is prader-willi syndrome?

A genetic disorder: Usually from a deletion of a gene on the chromosome 15 inherited from the father, it can also come from having both chr 15's from the mother or both acting as if they came from mother. Infants have low muscle tone ; trouble gaining weight; food craving ; weight gain start about 18 mos. They have congenital anomalies, intellectual disability, compulsive behavior, ; medical problems due to obesity. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me/list a few preventions to the prader-willi syndrome?

Prader-Willi : Syndrome is a genetic disorder. You have it or you don't. You can't prevent it. One of the challenges can be obsessive disorder types of behaviors that may or may not be related to food. It is useful to maintain a consistent structured environment and consistent positive behavior management. Caretakers of patients with Prader-Willi need support themselves. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose prader willi syndrome?

Dysmorphic features: Children with prader-willie syndrome have dysmorphic features and are hypotonic at birth. Initially have poor weight gain and later on develop obesity ' short stature, hypogonadism and developmntal delay. ...Read more

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Can you tell on a karyotype if someone has prader-willi syndrome?

Sometimes: Prader-willi syndrome can be caused by a deletion in chromosome 15 that is visible on routine cytogenetic analysis. Other patents have a submicroscopic deletion that is only visible by fish analysis or cgh microarray. Still others have the syndrome because of uniparental disomy detectable by a methylation study. ...Read more

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Is there neonatal testing for prader-willi syndrome?

Is there neonatal testing for prader-willi syndrome?

Yes: Genetic test is available: chromosomal analysis, fish, pcr for the uniparental disomy 15. Methylation analysis, which determines the parent of origin of chromosome 15q will detect virtually all cases of the disorder and costs about half that of a chromosome analysis. However, it is not available everywhere. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome?

Angelman vs. Prader: Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes are the two genetic disorders of the 15q11 chromosomal region. People with Prader-Willi inherited the abnormal chromosome from father, while those with Angelman syndrome inherited from mother. ...Read more

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Tips on prevention to prader-willi syndrome?

Tips on prevention to prader-willi syndrome?

No prevention : Unfortunately there are no ways to prevent prader-willi syndrome. This is a genetic syndrome with an abnormality on the 15th chromosome. If there is a concern for future children, genetic consultation will be a must. ...Read more