Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome has been seen as a female infection and is a rare genetic disorder that’s found only in girls. It can cause impediments ranging from short height to heart defects. Times, the symptoms are so mild that women don’t get a diagnosis until they are teens or young adults. This condition can cause symptoms throughout life time, but with the help of treatments and continue research help people manage this condition.

This Turner syndrome does occur when a female is missing certain genes that are usually on the X chromosome. Females have two X chromosomes. Males have an X and a Y. Sometimes, some girls with Turner are actually missing a whole copy of the X chromosome. For some, part of one containing the particular group of genes is missing.

The symptoms of Turner syndrome usually start even before birth, and they give parents some idea that their baby might be born with the condition. An ultrasound of a baby with it can show heart and kidney problems or a buildup of fluid. During the infancy, girls could have a number of physical features that point to the condition. Swollen hands and feet than normal height at birth are part them. Others are: A wide or weblike neck with extra folds of skin, Receding or small lower jaw and a high, narrow roof of the mouth (palate), Low-set ears and low hairline, large chest with widely spaced nipples, Arms that turn outward at the elbows, Short fingers with narrow fingernail and toes with toenails, and Delayed growth.

But in older females, throughout the lifespan, symptoms may continue, and may include: No growth spurts at expected times in childhood, A shorter height than might be expected based on parents’ height, Learning disabilities, Inability to go through puberty normally (because of ovarian failure), Loss of menstrual cycles and Infertility.

Though, there’s no specific cure, but most girls can take the same therapies during childhood and the teen years. Such as, taking as an injection a few times a week, to increase height as much as possible, begin of Estrogen therapy , around the time of puberty until a woman reaches the average age of menopause . This hormone care may help a woman to grow and reach adult sexual development. And It most be noted that 80% of all women with the condition need fertility treatments to become pregnant.

 

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