By Ben Reiselt
What Is Marfan Syndrome?
The photo to the left is a connective tissue affected by the syndrome
Your Chances Of Getting Marfan Syndrome or your child inheiriting it
Chances of Passing it on to your child
- Long arms, legs and fingers
- Tall and thin body type
- Curved spine
- Chest sinks in or sticks out
- Flexible joints
- Flat feet
- Crowded teeth
- Stretch marks on the skin that are not related to weight gain or loss
These are just the easy to see symtoms, there are many harder to see symtoms
"Harder-to-detect signs of Marfan syndrome include heart problems, especially those related to the aorta, the large blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the rest of the body. Other signs can include sudden lung collapse and eye problems, including severe nearsightedness, dislocated lens, detached retina, early glaucoma, and early cataracts.
But If you Have Marfan Syndome, Dont worry
And Marfan syndrome can sometimes be a positive!
He used his syndrome to give him an advantage while swimming
He used Marfan to give him an edge in basketball
He used his long fingers to become amazing at guitar
*Abraham Lincoln and Julius Ceasar
These 2 individuals didn't use the syndrome to an advantage, but they didn't let Marfan control their life!