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.

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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...

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

Marfan's Syndrome. The most concerning problems with Marfan's syndrome deal with heart and aortic dilatation. Medical therapy includes medications to decrease the stress on the heart and the Aorta such as beta blockers. Many patients need to have valve replacements and Aortic root grafting. There is also a high incidence of scoliosis which may require treatment. Read more...
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...
There R many types- -of Marfan's syndrome. As far as I know only symptomatic Rx. There R a lot of things that can be effected. Heart, eyes, ligaments R the common 1's. U have to search hard to find a sub-specialist who is knowledgeable about Marfan's. Read more...

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...
Yes. While there is no specific rx for this genetic connective tissue disorder, life is prolonged by treating it's complications. This reminds me of my patient i operated on for acute dissection of ascending aorta 26 years ago and 10 years later for enlarging abdominal aortic aneurysm. He is still alive today and i see him annually for check up. Read more...