Williams Syndrome: Is a rare genetic disorder that cause mental retardation, learning difficulties, distinctive facial appearance, and really bad anxiety.
Most cases of Williams Syndrome is not inherited but randomly happens when the reproductive cells are being produced. This disease happens to people that do not have any history of it. It’s considered to be an autosomal dominate condition because chromosome #7 is altered. How is Williams syndrome inherited?
Delayed of speech Developmental delay Easily distracted (ADD) Feeding problems Inward bend of small finger Mild to moderate mental retardation Narrowing of blood vessels What are the symptoms?
How is Williams syndrome tested for or diagnosed?
Estimated in 1 per 7,500-20,000 suffer from Williams Syndrome. This disease is known to be very rare seeing how it isn’t inherited from parents. Occurrence of the disease:
There is no cure for Williams Syndrome but you can try and help the process by the following; Avoid taking extra calcium and vitamin D Physical/Speech therapy Keep on track of blood pressure Treatment for Williams Syndrome:
People with Williams syndrome often are overly friendly and sometimes referred to as “cock-tail party syndrome.” It is extremely unlikely that any other family member would have Williams Syndrome. Patients with this certain disease are always very skinny from the birth. People normally have blue eyes with a starry pattern Although this disease isn’t inherited there's a 50% chance that their children may have it. Interesting Information:
Lisa is a 22 year old woman who was diagnosed with Williams syndrome at the age of 14 months and is now going off to college. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pyNe2TBQi8