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Marfan Syndrome, Causes and Symptoms of Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a hereditary problem the tissue get affected by it. The actual work of the connective tissues is to keep the body bound together and enhance development and growth. In marfan syndrome the tissues doesn’t function well.

This syndrome is found throughout the body and therefore affects many parts like eyes, heart, skeleton, skin, blood streams, nervous system and lungs. Marfan syndrome affects people of all age groups, races and ethnic backgrounds. In the U.S 1 out of 5,000 people suffer from this disorder.

What Causes Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is caused when there is a defect in the gene which determines the fibrillin structure, a protein is a part of the connective tissue. This syndrome cannot be diagnosed at an early stage and a person can be born with this disorder. Many people may not experience this syndrome as there is a defect in a particular gene and mutation is specific to each family. This defect of the gene is called variable expression as it expresses itself differently with different people.

What are the Symptoms of Marfan Syndrome

There are various symptoms of marfan syndrome which are:

Thinness
Tallness
Skeletal abnormalities
Long legs, long fingers, long bones, long arms, long arms, narrow face, loose joints, flat feet and curvature of the spine.

Abnormalities in the Eyes
Lens abnormality, lens dislocation and myopia

Symptoms of the heart
Abnormal valve motion, breathlessness, fatigue and aorta enlargement

Problems of the Nervous System
pain in the leg, numbness in the leg, weakness in the leg and radiated abdominal pain

Skin abnormalities
Stretch marks

Problems in breathing
Snoring, sleep disorders and sleep problem

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