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Can a person who has Marfan syndrome still grow muscle?

Can a person who has Marfan syndrome still grow muscle?

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. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How dangerous is Marfan syndrome?

How dangerous is Marfan syndrome?

Marfan syndrome: affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide symptomatic management. ...Read more

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How to know if I have Marfan syndrome?

Marfan syndrome: affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide symptomatic management. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have Marfan syndrome?

How to tell if I have Marfan syndrome?

See the details: If you are tall, have very flexible joints, have any issues with the lenses of your eyes as well as other numerous finding on exam, you may have it. Have your doctor take a look or refer you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Question: what is Marfan syndrome really?

Question: what is Marfan syndrome really?

Www.marfan.org: Fibrillin-1 gene defect leads to inefficient connective tissue building. It is inherited 70% of time. Symptoms occur in any organ that is dependent on healthy connective tissue such as the heart, lungs, skin, eyes. Marfans are tall people with thin narrow face, scoliosis, heart disease, small jaw, spidery fingers, flat feet, abnornal chest bone. You should see your dr if you suspect having it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Marfan syndrome?

Long arms, fingers: Tall, thin appearance. Pigeon chest (pectus carinatum), long fingers (arachnodactyly), dilated aorta (seen on echocardiogram). Dislocated lens in the eye. Severe near sightedness. Scoliosis. Flat feet. High arched palate. Thin head with small cheekbones. Most symptoms involve heart, musculoskeletal and eyes. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have Marfan syndrome?

Testing: Physical exam and blood tests can help to determine whether you have marfan's syndrome. ...Read more

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I have Marfan syndrome. Should I not have kids?

Maybe not: A marfan syndrome woman has a 50% chance of having a marfan syndrome baby, if the father of the baby is "normal". During pregnancy, the woman needs close monitoring because she is at increased risk of rupturing her aorta (often fatal). For these reasons, she may not want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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I think I have Marfan syndrome, what should I do?

I think I have Marfan syndrome, what should I do?

Doctors can evaluate: A person who may have marfan syndrome should see his doctor and a geneticist to confirm the diagnosis. If confirmed, he can get more information from the national marfan foundation website. He should also see specialists, such as a cardiologist to check the heart and aorta, an ophthalmologist to check the eyes, etc... He can notify his relatives to check their aortas, etc... ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome physically limiting for people?

Is Marfan syndrome physically limiting for people?

Over-exertion is bad: Marfan syndrome persons should avoid contact sports. If symptoms are on the moderate to severe side, they can participate in non-contact, non-strenguous activities such as golf, bowling, walking, yoga, or tai-chi. If mild to moderate in severity, they can try non-contact, moderately strenguous activities such as biking or swimming. The national marfan foundation website is helpful. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disease: Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease affecting the "connective tissue" in the body, with effects in various organ system. True marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in the fibrillin-1 gene, located on chromosome 15. Inheritance is autosomal dominant, and it appears that about 25% are spontaneous mutations. Serious effects on the structure and function of the heart, aorta, eyes, and bones. ...Read more

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Can patients with mild Marfan syndrome build body?

Yes, but...: Marfan as you know designates that you have very loose joints and hyperextensibility. Unfortunately this same flexibility may also apply to your heart valves or large blood vessel--the aorta--just outside the main pumping chamber of your heart. Therefore, you should receive clearance from your cardiologist before doing any serious weight lifting or resistance training traditional for body building. ...Read more

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Does Marfan syndrome affect the brain?

No: Marfan syndrome affects the eyes and damages one's vision, and the syndrome affects the lining of the spinal cord, but it typically does not cause brain problems. ...Read more

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How does Marfan syndrome affect the heart?

How does Marfan syndrome affect the heart?

Enlarges aortic root: Patients with marfan syndrome have tendency to develop aortic wall enlargemnt causing mainly aortic root aneurysms.This can lead to aortic valve insufficency and also aortic dissection which is a tear in the wall of the aorta. ...Read more

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Can I have prk surgery procedure if I have Marfan syndrome?

Can I have prk surgery procedure if I have Marfan syndrome?

Not recommended: Marfans syndrome involves a disorder of connective tissue and may result in abnormal healing of the cornea and unpredictable results. In addition, other ocular conditions including dislocation of the lens can occur. ...Read more

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How effective is vascular grafting for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective is vascular grafting for treating Marfan syndrome?

Vascular grafting: should one get an aneurysm related to Marfan, grafting can be very effective, otherwise grafting is rather superfluoius to the diagnosis ...Read more

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What is the difference between Marfan syndrome and ehlers danlos?

Marfans/ehler danlos: Both are mulisystem disorders that mostly affect the soft connective tissues.Eds caused by a defect in synthesis of collagen.It has hyperextensibility of skin and joints, early onset of osteoarthritis, hypotonia, deformity of spine marfan tall arms and height, affects lungs, heart and aorta, eyes causing cataract, skin problems, and tissue covering the spinal chord. ...Read more

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Will my Marfan syndrome related dural ectasia keep getting worse?

Not necessarily: Dural ectasia is one of the major ghent criteria for the diagnosis; present in around 60 percent of mfs patients. You stay away from certain activities (lifting heavy weights, etc) if your dr advice; those might make it worse. But please check www.Marfan.Org, and remember stanford and mayo clinic, among other centers, have dedicated departments and lots of research going on. Don t get discouraged! ...Read more

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Weight Training (Definition)

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Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

An inherited connective tissue disorder where body shape is long thin arms hands and fingers and arm length ...Read more