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Is It Possible For Marfan Syndrome To Be Caused By Alcoholism
No: Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in a gene. The gene is dominant, so one mutation inherited from either parent will mean a child gets the disease. Sometimes the mutation is a new mutation, meaning neither parent had it. It is not caused by alcoholism nor by drug abuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marfan is caused by : A mutation in the fibrillin gene on the long arm of chromosome 15 , 15q15-q21.3. Autisomal dominant inheritance with widely variable clinical findings. Aneuploidy is having an abnormal # of chromosomes from a genetic accident during cell reduction (meiosis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my aortic arch replaced (to the root) 16 years ago, due to aneurysm caused by Marfan Syndrome. Can I work out on power plate?
Aorta: The answer is probably yes.... You should see your cardiologist.... Have regular sonograms .... And get his/her opinion as well... ...Read more
Very unusual: It is very unusual to have only skeletal abnormalities. The thing about a syndrome is that it is multiple findings that come together to form a certain clinical picture. I can say I've never seen a Marfan case that at least didn't have muscular and connective tissue involvement, and so many have the eye and heart findings as well. ...Read more
Yes: Normal people sometimes have a chestwall deformities. One should not worry about marfan syndrome unless one has several of the physical appearance features (then a doctor's evaluation should be obtained). Having just one of the physical appearance features in an otherwise normal individual does not necessarily suggest marfan syndrome or any other problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for someone with mild Marfan syndrome and perfect eyesight with no dislocated lens be a pilot?
Potentially yes..: Marfan syndrome is a disorder of the connective tissues which strengthen the body--medically, it affects the skeletal (weaker tissues, joints, flatfeet etc) , cardiovascular (dilated aortic root, valve trouble etc..), eye (cataract/lense dislocation), and skin systems. Most dangerous is involvement in the heart as above. Unfortunately, no specific medication available. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
No: They are different but both share the same increased extensibility of joints. ...Read more
Visibly, it is continuing to drink in ways that are "out of control" despite negative consequences.It is a metabolic disorder where alcohol is not processed normally. Over time tolerance develops, (it takes more to get the desired effect). In later stages there are often withdrawal symptoms when you stop, but not always. Many relapse after abstaining for a while, esp. ...Read more
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