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Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by defects in a protein called fibrillin that, along with collagen, provides most of the structural support of our tissues. Individuals with Marfan's are often tall, lanky, have long arm spans, and are hyperflexible. The most serious complication of Marfan's is caused by defects in the wall of the aorta, the large blood vessel that leaves the heart and supplies the ...Read more


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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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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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