Updated Trends: Prader Willi Syndrome – A Rare Genetic Disorder Is Incurable
A very rare genetic disorder, ‘Prader-Willi Syndrome’ is responsible for poor muscle tone, low levels of sex hormones and a continuous feeling of hunger. This syndrome is responsible for the imbalance in the hypothalamus, a part of the brain which controls the feeling of hunger. Therefore, people suffering from Prader –Willi Syndrome are obese in such manner that it becomes a threat for their lives.
The syndrome in infants may have low muscle tone and are unable to suck properly for which they need assistance for special feeding. This makes weight gain difficult in the babies. But as they grow older, the syndrome gets milder.
More grown up children, say in the age group of 1 – 6 keep feeling hungry all day and night, their appetite is huge and so the hunger is never quenched. This makes them eat more and more.
The researchers have found no cure so far for this syndrome. The early it is diagnosed the better it is. Weight loss programmes, exercising, physical activities and speech therepy can help the patients in many ways.