Saturday, June 11, 2011

Williams Syndrome Symptoms and Solving

Williams syndrome here is not related to prince William. Williams syndromes as Margot Kim said on, is a genetic disorder that causes medical and developmental problems. Base on statistic data, just one in 7,500 babies is born with it.Another statistic data summary show that Williams syndrome affect 1 in 10,000 people worldwide have the condition, as do about 20,000-30,000 people in the United States.

Williams Syndrome caused by the deletion of several genes on the seventh chromosome, including the gene for elastin, which can cause distinct facial features in people with Williams syndrome. The deletion occurs at the time of conception, and is spontaneous— it is not normally an inherited condition, though someone who has Williams syndrome has a 50% chance of passing it down to his or her child. Williams syndrome is diagnosed through a blood test that detects the deletion of elastin on chromosome seven.

What is Williams Syndrome symptoms
Distinct facial characteristics: a small, upturned nose, a long space between the nose and upper lip, small chins, wide mouths, and puffiness around the eyes.
Delays in childhood development: Children with William syndrome learn to speak and walk later than other children their own age.

Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
Distinct intellectual strengths and weaknesses: while fine motor skills and spatial awareness suffer, people with Williams syndrome are often great communicators, with excellent long-term memories, speech skills and social skills.

Medical complications such as narrowed blood vessels and elevated levels of calcium in the blood.

Infants with Williams syndrome may be colicky and have feeding problems; they also may grow at a slower rate than other babies their age.

How to Soling Williams Syndrome
As American Acaddemy of Pediatrics Guidelines, There is no cure for williams Syndrome. Best suggestion is by avoiding taking extra calcium and vitamin D, Physical therapy with joint stiffness, developmentals and speech therapy can also helping and new way for helping is with Music. Other treatments are based on a patient's particular symptoms

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