Sunday, March 11, 2012

Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is an inherited disease which damages the connective tissue of the body. the most abundant tissue in the body are the connective tissues and is a vital component to supporting the body's organs.
It provide the body with support and strength to tendons, cartilages, heart valves, and to many other parts of the body, another main function of connective tissues is to strengthen and elasticity of blood valves.
Because the connective tissues are present in the whole body, Marfan syndrome can affect many parts, including the bones, skin, heart and blood vessels, nervous system, lungs and of its major effected part  is aorta it can badly effect aorta.

Causes of Marfan Syndrome:

1. It is caused due to defect in gene.
2. Mostly this disease is inherited. It can take place similarly in men and women and can be inherited from only one parent having this marfan syndrome disease.

Diagnosis of Marfan Syndrome

1. The doctors or experts can take physical exam of eyes, heart, muscle, blood vessels and of skeletal system.
2. They also can take the ECG (electrocardiogram), some x-rays like Chest X-Ray, Echocardiogram and some other tests like CT-Scan and MRI, because they are helpful in diagnosing this disease.

Symptoms of Marfan Syndrome:

The symptoms of marfan syndrome are not yet clearly known but their are some signs through which one can feel it like a person feeling gracelessness in bones, some organs of body not functioning properly, In some cases a person feels fatigue,pain throughout the body or in some organs, loss of appetite and heart blockage.


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