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Prader Willi Syndrome

HGH for Prader Willi syndrome

HGH is an FDA-approved treatment for Prader Willi Syndrome and has profound benefits for those suffering from this condition. The FDA officially approved HGH for PWS treatment in 2000.

What is Prader Willi syndrome?

Prader Willi syndrome is a complex genetic disease with intellectual disability. The loss or inactivation of paternal genes is the cause and the management of these patients requires a highly specialized team. You can find out more information on exactly what is PWS at the Foundation for Prader Willi Research website.

Is there an HGH treatment for Prader Willi Syndrome?

Growth hormone treatment, early stimulation, and early diet and exercise patterns have changed the clinical course of this disease. With the aim or goal to manage the condition during pediatric age fully.

Characteristics of PWS

PWS has different signs and there is significant variability in each affected person. During the first months of life, it is common for a child to present difficulties in:-

  • Sucking
  • Hypotonia
  • Excessive lethargy
  • Failure to thrive

Later, other manifestations appear, such as developmental delay, learning difficulties, and behavior disorders. These behavior disorders include tantrums, obsessive attitudes, and little tolerance for frustration.

Diagnosis of Prader Willi Syndrome

Early diagnosis is critical for early management. PWS should be investigated when significant hypotonia is observed – which is muscle weakness or floppiness. Blood tests can then confirm the diagnosis. In PWS, there is a hypothalamic dysfunction that explains a large part of the symptom, these symptoms are:-

  • Difficulty in thermal regulation
  • High threshold for pain
  • Central sleep apneas
  • Growth hormone (GH) Deficit
  • Gonadotropin deficiency
  • Short stature
  • Greater fat mass and less lean mass
  • cognitive and behavioral disorders.

HGH Treatment for Prader Willi Syndrome

There is no cure for Prader-Willi syndrome. Growth hormone, exercise, and nutritional assistance can help build muscle mass and control weight. Most people with this condition will need special care and constant supervision throughout their lives. There are many brands of HGH that can help with PWS including Saizen and Humatrope. For more products click here.

Ongoing PWS

It is estimated that 80% of children have a GH deficiency and in more than 30% of cases, this continues through into adulthood.

 

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