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Dr. Scott McLean
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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


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How can I gain weight (I am boy with marfan syndrome and my age is 18 years.)?

How can I gain weight (I am boy with marfan syndrome and my age is 18 years.)?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing some exercises for muscle health. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, ... ...Read more

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How can I gain weight in 2 months (i'm a girl with Marfan syndrome)?

How can I gain weight in 2 months (i'm a girl with Marfan syndrome)?

Slow ; Steady wins: The race. Eat healthy foods
that are high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin. ...Read more

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My height is 190cm and weight is 80kg. Can this be a sign of marfan's syndrome?

My height is 190cm and weight is 80kg. Can this be a sign of marfan's syndrome?

Marfan syndrome?: It is possible that you could have marfan's. See your doctor or a pediatric geneticist to see if you have any other stigmata. ...Read more

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I have the syndrome of Marfan and im not allowed to lift weights or to stress my heart, is there a list of things I can do to keep my body in top shape?

I have the syndrome of Marfan and im not allowed to lift weights or to stress my heart, is there a list of things I can do to keep my body in top shape?

Depends: In general, moderate cardiovascular exercise is good for your heart. But please discuss this with your cardiologist before starting a specific exercise program. Someone would need to know the specifics of your heart disease (precise amount of root dilation, ventricular and valve function) before being able to provide safe recommendations. ...Read more

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Can marfan kids gain weight? She is 9 years old.

Can marfan kids gain weight? She is 9 years old.

Ideally yes: Children with MFS have exaggerated linear growth, so will usually appear tall and lean. Other assoc. Conditions esp. Heart and respiratory conditions may cause failure to gain weight. Your 9 year old should be cared for in a medical home with regular assessment by her pediatrician who can coordinate her care across all specialties involved in her health maintainance. ...Read more

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18yrs female with mild mitral prolapse she's tall, thin&hypermobile, is that Marfan synd.? Is she can gain weight in future? What's the advise for food

Get Checked: Diagnosing Marfan syndrome depends on specific criteria (ghent criteria). The signs you mentioned could be consistent with marfan, but more information is needed to make the diagnosis. As for the other questions, I would need far more information to provide useful, and prudent advice. Please discuss these issues with your doctor so you do not receive potentially harmful advice. ...Read more

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What is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Of connective tissue that affects many bodily systems. The national Marfan foundation has a very nice website that will answer any questions you have about Marfan syndrome. Go to www. Marfan. Org. ...Read more

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What is Marfan syndrome?

Marfans/ehler danlos: Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder, tissues that strengthen bodies structures.
In most cases it is inherited condition, but approx 30% of patients have no family history
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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What causes Marfan syndrome?

What causes Marfan syndrome?

Genetic mutation: Marfan syndrome is caused by a gene mutation (in the fbn1 gene). A mutation leads to defective, weakened connective tissue throughout the body. Symptoms show up in the parts of the body where shape and structural integrity relies a lot on the weakened type of connective tissue. ...Read more

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What exactly is Marfan syndrome?

What exactly is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Fbn1 gene controls connective tissue metabolism. If there are mutations or repeats, then marfa's will result. The symptoms are the result of malformed collagen. So dislocated lens in eye, heart valve problems, scoliosis, pneumothorax, artery problems may occur. Most cases are inherited, but occasionally marfan's occurs from a spontaneous mutation. This gene can be tested for in a blood specimen. ...Read more

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How would I know know if I have marfan's syndrome?

How would I know know if I have marfan's syndrome?

Having the features: Features suggestive of Marfan syndrome include: above-average height, long arms, long fingers, flat feet, high-arched palate, narrow face, crowded teeth, small lower jaw, pectus carinatum (pigeon chest), pectus excavatum (sunken chest), hunchback (hunchback), scoliosis (crooked back), hypermobile/hyperflexible joints, etc... A person with several of these features can see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can you expect if you have marfan's syndrome?

What can you expect if you have marfan's 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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Do I have marfan's syndrome? What are the telltale signs?

Www. Marfan. Org: Marfan syndrome is a genetic abnormality affecting the fbn1 gene. It is thought of as a "connective tissue" disease. People with Marfan have varying levels of abnormalities of the skeleton, their heart, their eyes, and their lungs. The Marfan foundation has a great website at www. Marfan. Org. At the site, there is important information about diagnosis, with recommendations. ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome preventable?

Is Marfan syndrome preventable?

Sometimes: Marfan syndrome is preventable when the adults who know they have Marfan syndrome thoughtfully choose not to have biological children (50% of their children would have the disease). Some cases are not preventable, such as the 20-30% of Marfan syndrome persons who have the disease from a new mutation (neither parent had a mutation). ...Read more

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Is there any sort of treatment for marfan's syndrome?

Is there any sort of treatment for marfan's syndrome?

Marfan syndrome: There is no cure for this disorder. Treatment can slow progression & ameliorate symptoms, such as cardiovascular (aneurysms) or connective tissue changes (pain) etc. ...Read more

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Is there a marfan's-like syndrome that is linked to autism?

Is there a marfan's-like syndrome that is linked to autism?

Not that I know: The only likely association I can think is klinefelter's sydrome. But this is not close. Ks is only in males, they tend to be taller than average (similar to marfan's) and may have motor delays and learning problems (similar to autism). But they usually lack the main features of profound communication and social skills impairment of as. Many/most klindefelter's appear entirely normal. ...Read more

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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