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Marfan syndrome is a faulty gene that causes a disorder in a person’s genetic structure, it greatly affects the connective ...
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Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a faulty gene that causes a disorder in a person’s genetic structure, it greatly affects the connective tissue of the body. The connective tissue can be found throughout the body since it supports the cells, organs, bones, vessels, and tissue of the body together, the main reason why it can affect different parts of the body.

3 out of 4 people with the Marfan syndrome are familial, they inherited it from their parent who is a carrier of the mutated gene. However, some of the people with no family history of the Marfan syndrome can still acquire it through spontaneous gene mutation.

An accurate, early diagnosis and treatment is needed for people with the disorder and disorders associated with the Marfan syndrome to prevent life-threatening complications. These people may manifest the symptoms earlier in life or later in life, which includes:

  • Curved spine
  • Chest sinks in or sticks out
  • Crowded teeth
  • Flat feet
  • Flexible joints
  • Tall and thin body type
  • Long extremities
  • Stretch marks

There are symptoms that are difficult to detect, those that are related to the vital organs of the body. Manifestations may vary among people with the Marfan syndrome, this is called variable expressions.

Marfan Healthy Lifestyle

The hardships are at its extreme when living with a genetic disorder. We all know that there is no cure for the Marfan syndrome, the treatment and recommended lifestyle will depend on the body parts that are affected and to what degree the Marfan syndrome has affected the person. Regularly monitor the condition, choose the recommended treatment options suitable for you, and change your lifestyle.

Exercises can reduce the risk of complications and enhance the muscle tone. Although there may be changes because of the affected body parts:

  • Contact sports are not allowed anymore
  • Isometric exercises are recommended
  • Gentle and moderate exercises

A consultation with the physician is a must to be informed about the condition, the particular lifestyle changes, and the advisable exercise to avoid giving stress to the body.

Nonetheless, mental health is also a critical aspect. It is not easy to live a life with a faulty gene, you can be a carrier or you can be suffering from the disorder. Emotional support and distressing activities should be provided by the family, friends and medical professionals to the people living with MarfanSyndrome.

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I am an advocate for the people who are battling the Marfan syndrome. I hope that this blog can produce an informed public and an educated patient community to increase awareness, early diagnosis and ensure treatment.

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