do all people with marfan syndrome grow more than the average person

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Dr. Steven Neish answered:

Do all people with Marfan syndrome grow more than the average person?

Rarely

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Occasionally, a person with Marfan syndrome will have normal height, but the majority of people with Marfan syndrome tall. Even if people with Marfan syndrome who have normal height, there long bones tend to be longer than typical, resulting in longer than typical arms, legs, and fingers.
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Dr. Neelim Reddy answered:

Are elongated colons more common in those with Marfan Syndrome than in the general population?

Dont think so

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I dont remember anything about elongated colon in Marfan's. are you having any symptoms?
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Can a person who has Marfan syndrome still grow muscle?

Of Course

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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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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Can people with Marfan syndrome live long lives?

Varies by severity

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People with mild Marfan syndrome symptoms probably live a pretty normal lifespan. Those with severe symptoms can die from heart valve problems, rupture of the aorta, tension pneumothorax, etc..., before they reach old age. Of course, those with moderate symptoms will have a lifespan in between.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Can people with Marfan syndrome still fly on planes?

Usually yes

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A Marfan syndrome person with a current or recent pneumothorax (collapsed lung) should not fly (unless the airplane stays close to his airport's altitude) because the decrease in outside air pressure as the airplane ascends can allow his pneumothorax to enlarge and compress the lungs and heart.
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Dr. Keith Baldwin answered:

Why do people with Marfan syndrome develop scoliosis?

Loose ligaments

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Over half of people with marfan's get scoliosis, but only about a third of these need treatment. It results from loose connective tissue which makes scoliosis more likely.
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Can people with marfan syndrome crack their knuckles easily?

Not necessarily.

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Joint popping and joint pain may be present, but Marfan is different in almost every patient.
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What type of exercise is good for people with Marfan syndrome?

Hard to say

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Marfan syndrome is associated with aortic root dilation so those that have that should not do heavy resistance / weight lifting. it also is also with easily dislocated joints especially shoulder so some sports say football would not be a good idea. however these thing depend on what each individual expression of the syndrome is so consult with your doctor.
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What type of learning disability do people with Marfan syndrome usually have?

None

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Marfan's is an inherited connective tissue disorder that does not impact the brain. Marfan's people are no different than the regular population in learning,intellect, achievement, academic success or social skills. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001455/ For further information on Marfan's.
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What type of learning disability do people with marfan syndrome have, if any?

Usually none.

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Marian's effects connective tissue (heart, bones, muscles). There usually are no learning, attention, or behavioral problems associated with it.
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