Progeria

Description:
Progeria causes rapid aging. There is growth failure within the first year of life, hair loss, and growth of head or face. The average Progeria victim lives to about 13, the cause of death is usually stroke or heart attack.
Inheritance:
Progeria is considered an autosomal dominant condition, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. The condition results from new mutations in the LMNA gene, and almost always occurs in people with no history of the disorder in their family.
Symptoms:
Growth failure within first year of life, rapid aging, loss of overall hair, large head or facial features, abnormally high pitched voice, pointed nose, narrow chin, stiff blood vessels, heart complications, scaly skin, and short limbs.
Daily Life:
Daily life with Progeria is terrible. Children living with Progeria tend to have respetory issues similar to those of an older person. There are many stares from strangers, because of the large head, lack of hair, small face, limbs, and high pitched voice. Death is emanating, because a child living with Progeria could die of heart attack or stroke on any given day.
Diagnosis: It is first diagnosed when the victim ceases growth within the first year of life when the child ceases to grow. Complete hair loss is also a dead give away.
Treatment:
There is no known prevention of being a Progeria victim. But there is treatment for heart complications. Medicine can be taken to prevent having a stroke. In recent years, there have been developments to alter the LMNA gene.

Resources:
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