Top
20
Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Marfan Syndrome

Share
Dr. Amr Azim Dr. Azim
4 doctors agreed:
1

1
Can or should I get treatment if Marfan syndrome and infertility?

Dr. Amr Azim Dr. Azim
4 doctors agreed:
Can or should I get treatment if Marfan syndrome and infertility?

It depends.: If you are a man or a woman you need genetic counseling to understand the risk of genetic transmission. To avoid this risk, ivf+preimplantation genetic diagnosis is available for marfan syndrome. If you are a man or a woman then you need to be tested for various fertility factors just like any-one who's unable to conceive for 1y. Women need cardiac evaluation esp. For aortic root dilatation. ...Read more

Dr. Scott McLean
338 doctors shared insights

Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

An inherited disorder that affects connective tissue where one's body shape is long, with thin arms, hands, and fingers, and when the total arm length is greater ...Read more


2

2
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

4

4
I have dural ectasia and have constant pain and stiffness I dont have Marfan syndrome what can I do for treatment or type of doctor besides pain meds?

I have dural ectasia and have constant pain and stiffness I dont have Marfan syndrome what can I do for treatment or type of doctor besides pain meds?

Back pain / ectasia: A condition like dural ectasia can be very troublesome. Besides pain medication, people with this condition may respond to physical therapy, surgery, stimulator therapy or muscle relaxant treatment. Recruiting a physiatrist or PMR doctor and a neurosurgeon to your team would be helpful. ...Read more

5

5
What treatments/medications are there for someone with Marfan syndrome?

For the heart...: From a cardiologist's perspective, we want to make sure that the aorta is not too enlarged and that the blood pressure is well controlled. Classically we use a beta blocker to reduce wear and tear on the aorta, but newer trials are ongoing to see if a class of medicines known as ACE-inhibitors are helpful for this. There are important eye and ligament things to keep track of as well. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

Several treatments!: Yes! children and adults with marfan syndrome can have gradual widening of the aorta - the major artery connected to your heart. Sometimes the aorta becomes so weak that it breaks. But your cardiologist can use an ultrasound machine to watch your aorta very carefully. She can treat you with medicines to slow down the enlargement, and your chest surgeon can even replace your aorta if necessary. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How dangerous is Marfan syndrome?

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

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
3 doctors agreed:
8

8
How to know if I have Marfan syndrome?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
3 doctors agreed:

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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How to tell if I have Marfan syndrome?

See the details: If you are tall, have very flexible joints, have any issues with the lenses of your eyes as well as other numerous finding on exam, you may have it. Have your doctor take a look or refer you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

10

10
Question: what is Marfan syndrome really?

Question: what is Marfan syndrome really?

Www.marfan.org: Fibrillin-1 gene defect leads to inefficient connective tissue building. It is inherited 70% of time. Symptoms occur in any organ that is dependent on healthy connective tissue such as the heart, lungs, skin, eyes. Marfans are tall people with thin narrow face, scoliosis, heart disease, small jaw, spidery fingers, flat feet, abnornal chest bone. You should see your dr if you suspect having it. ...Read more

11

11
What are the symptoms of Marfan syndrome?

Long arms, fingers: Tall, thin appearance. Pigeon chest (pectus carinatum), long fingers (arachnodactyly), dilated aorta (seen on echocardiogram). Dislocated lens in the eye. Severe near sightedness. Scoliosis. Flat feet. High arched palate. Thin head with small cheekbones. Most symptoms involve heart, musculoskeletal and eyes. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. ...Read more

12

12
What are the symptoms of Marfan syndrome?

Congenital : Congenital condition which can cause hypermobility of joints, eye lens dislocation and aortic dissection. ...Read more

13

13
How to figure out if I have Marfan syndrome?

Testing: Physical exam and blood tests can help to determine whether you have marfan's syndrome. ...Read more

14

14
I have Marfan syndrome. Should I not have kids?

Maybe not: A marfan syndrome woman has a 50% chance of having a marfan syndrome baby, if the father of the baby is "normal". During pregnancy, the woman needs close monitoring because she is at increased risk of rupturing her aorta (often fatal). For these reasons, she may not want to become pregnant. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
I think I have Marfan syndrome, what should I do?

I think I have Marfan syndrome, what should I do?

Doctors can evaluate: A person who may have marfan syndrome should see his doctor and a geneticist to confirm the diagnosis. If confirmed, he can get more information from the national marfan foundation website. He should also see specialists, such as a cardiologist to check the heart and aorta, an ophthalmologist to check the eyes, etc... He can notify his relatives to check their aortas, etc... ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Is Marfan syndrome physically limiting for people?

Is Marfan syndrome physically limiting for people?

Over-exertion is bad: Marfan syndrome persons should avoid contact sports. If symptoms are on the moderate to severe side, they can participate in non-contact, non-strenguous activities such as golf, bowling, walking, yoga, or tai-chi. If mild to moderate in severity, they can try non-contact, moderately strenguous activities such as biking or swimming. The national marfan foundation website is helpful. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Need a simple explaination for this. What is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disease: Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease affecting the "connective tissue" in the body, with effects in various organ system. True marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in the fibrillin-1 gene, located on chromosome 15. Inheritance is autosomal dominant, and it appears that about 25% are spontaneous mutations. Serious effects on the structure and function of the heart, aorta, eyes, and bones. ...Read more

18

18
Is WPW related to Marfan syndrome?

Yes: There is a higher incidence of WPW in marfan's syndrome than in the general population. ...Read more

19

19
Why do people with Marfan syndrome develop scoliosis?

Loose ligaments: Over half of people with marfan's get scoliosis, but only about a third of these need treatment. It results from loose connective tissue which makes scoliosis more likely. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What's the difference between Marfan syndrome and eds?

Stature and heart: Marfans people are tall, skinny, with valve problems, joint instability, but also have aortic problems. Ehlers danlos has hypermobility, subluxations, but also certain types of eds have tissue fragility, spontaneous pneumothorax, joint subluxation, and has difficulty healing. ...Read more