Progeria

By Max Delaurier

What is progeria?

This is a rare genetic disease that makes your body age eight times faster than someone without this condition.


Signs and Symptoms

- heart disease

- stroke

- eyesight loss

- look normal at birth

- at 2 starts to not grow right

- loss of body fat

- loss of hair

- aged skin

- stiff joints



System Effected

Circulatory System- The cells don't give enough nutrients that why you lose a lot of body fat.



Central Nervous System- Although research shows that the central nervous system does not age with progeria, many other functions do. It affects your vision, hearing and eating.


Normal Circulatory and Central Nervous System

Circulatory System- The cells to the lungs transport nutrients like glucose. The cells fight infections and defends against foreign bodies.


Central Nervous System- directs the other body systems to keep you healthy, made up of nerve cells that control your brain, let’s you know what is going on around you



Three People with Progeria

Zach

Zach and the Kentucky Chapter 2010, The Progeria Research Foundation

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