Prader-Willi Syndrome

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Prader-Willi Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects physical, mental and behavioral systems. Signs and symptoms begin at infancy and include lethargy, hypotonia, growth hormone deficiency, cognitive impairment, delayed motor and language development and  behavioral problems such as temper tantrums, obsessive/compulsive behavior, and skin picking. A main symptoms is a constant sense of hunger, which can lead to overeating and obesity and subsequent problems. Treatments specifically aim to manage symptoms and reduce the risk of developing complications.

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