Progeria

Symptoms for Progeria

The symptoms for Progeria are

: Slowed growth with below averaged height and weight

: Narrowed face and beaked nose

:Thin lips

: Visible veins

: High pitched voice

: Stiff joints

If your child experiences these things he could be going through Progeria.

Long term affects and Treatments for Progeria

The long term affects for Progeria are, you will usually experience it around the first year of your child's life. The treatments for Progeria are, there is a gene known as Lymin A. Characteristics and symptoms are visually detected. Progeria is not genetically passed down. At some point it will just POP up in your genes. There are no treatments for Progeria. So if your child has Progeria they can not be saved.

Causes of Progeria

Progeria is a single gene mutation. The gene is known as Lymin A. It is not passed down from families. The gene change is a chance occurrences that researches believe affect a single sperm or egg just before conception. Neither parent is a carrier. The mutations in children's genes are new. There are many causes and Progeria is a horrible disease to have.

Other interesting Facts

Children with Progeria, also known as Hutchinsons Gilford Progeria appear normal at birth. By 12 months, signs and symptoms start to appear. Heart problems and strokes are the eventual cause of death with Progeria. There is no cure for Progeria. The average life for a child with Progeria is about 13 years old. Some die younger and some live to be 20 or older.