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How To Gain Weight Marfan's 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marfan's syndrome: It is a broad topic. Difficult to cover here. Please refer to the site: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/marfan_syndrome. ...Read more
Build a team: Marfan syndrome is a complex condition that requires a team of experts in genetics, ophthalmology, and cardiology to establish or exclude the diagnosis. A good place to start is with your primary care provider and with some help from the national marfan foundation. Their website has a section written especially for someone like you: http://www.Marfan.Org/marfan/2406/diagnosis#suspect. ...Read more
Varies by severity: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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