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Can you die from werner syndrome?

Can you die from werner syndrome?

Yes: People with Werner's syndrome typically live to c. 54 years of age in the US, about 20 years less than you would expect. Vitamin C therapy may lengthen that lifespan, but it not clear yet that this is true. ...Read more

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Werner Syndrome (Definition)

Werner syndrome =adult progeria = a condition ...Read more


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What are the tests for werner syndrome?

What are the tests for werner syndrome?

WERNER SYNDROME: Clinical DX is by appearance which are premature aging after puberty with hair thinning and development of conditions of old age like cataract, diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of werner syndrome?

What are the symptoms of werner syndrome?

WERNER SYNDROME: Clinical DX is by appearance which are premature aging after puberty with hair thinning and development of conditions of old age like cataract, diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Are there risk factors for werner syndrome?

Are there risk factors for werner syndrome?

It is genetic: It is caused by a rare recessive genetic mutation causing degeneration of the "telomere" part of the chromosome, leading to premature aging. Each parent of someone with the disease would have one copy of the gene and neither parent would be affected. ...Read more

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I think so I have werner syndrome. Everyone tells me that i look older than i really am. What should I do?

I think so I have werner syndrome. Everyone tells me that i look older than i really am. What should I do?

See a physician: Werner syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that appears in childhood and adolescents. Although premature aging is one of the features, there are many others including muscle and subcutaneous tissue loss, thickening of the skin (scleroderma changes), premature hair greying/baldness, skin ulcers. It should be diagnosed by a specialist, not by your friends. ...Read more

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Are progeria and werner syndrome the same?

Are progeria and werner syndrome the same?

Werner is a type: Werner syndrome is one type of progeria (premature aging syndromes), often called adult onset progeria because it doesn't show up until adulthood. ...Read more

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Is progeria and werner syndrome the same thing?

Similar...: ...In the clinical features (accelerated aging) but werner syndrome is a bit less severe, and has a different genetic basis. ...Read more

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What's little man syndrome?

What's little man syndrome?

Short man syndrome: Another name for the short or little man syndrome is a napoleon complex. Sometimes men with short stature may feel inferior and over-compensate for it. An example: a short man who aggressively drives the top of the line sports car- (is he compensating for feelings of inadequacy?). ...Read more

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How do you get reye's syndrome?

How do you get reye's syndrome?

Deadly process: First noted in the 60'sand peaking in the 70's, this is a pattern of acute liver failure,coma and often death. It often struck kids recovering from flu or chickenpox. Its cause is unclear, but an association with intake of any aspirin product was recognized.After salicylates were stopped for kids under 16, the condition has all but disappeared. ...Read more

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How to diagnose brown syndrome?

How to diagnose brown syndrome?

MRI: A rare disorder, in which the tendon of the superior oblique eye muscle becomes entrapped. Mri and mr angiography are recommended studies, the MRI study may need to be performed with gadolinium enhancement. ...Read more

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Sir can ye help on KS syndrome?

Sir can ye help on KS syndrome?

Not sure: I do not know what you mean by KS syndrome. Do you mean Klinefelter Syndrome? Sorry. Please post again and I will try to answer your question. Dr R ...Read more

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What can cause conn's syndrome?

What can cause conn's syndrome?

Cause of Conn's: 37F from PA "what causes Conn's Syndrome?" Classically due to adrenal adenoma making excess aldosterone. Aldosterone and eating too much salt causes high BP, later low K, cramps, weakness, having to get up at nigh to pee many times, arrhythmias, brain fog, headache. I recommend DASH eating plan: lo Na/hi K improves Sx. I specialize in Conn's. Go to hyperaldosteronism at Yahoo 1,300 like you there ...Read more

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Is sjodrens syndrome very bad?

It's not: Life threatening and there are good products to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is werewolf syndrome? A joke?

What is werewolf syndrome? A joke?

No: Acute intermittent porphyria used to be called the werewolf syndrome. It does not mean that these patients are werewolves. Many have some symptoms, such as excessive hair growth and red urine, that reminded people of werewolves. ...Read more

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How do you treat wernickes syndrome?

How do you treat wernickes syndrome?

Thiamine: Acute wernicke's is a medical emergency for which thiamine is the key to successful treatment. Longstanding wernicke's, with mental changes, poor coordination, and problems moving the eyes, can only be treated with support. ...Read more

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What can I do for raynauld's syndrome?

What can I do for raynauld's syndrome?

Doctor can evaluate: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I have martyr syndrome?

The issue is that if: You act like a martyr then you are obtaining gratification from it. People are usually resistant to changing behavior if there is some payoff for retaining the behavior. ...Read more