Get Inside of the Disorder
Williams Syndrome: what is it?
(The picture shown here is of the Williams Syndrome Association, a dedicated organization that wants to help people with Williams syndrome.)
- Facial: short/upturned nose with wide mouth, full cheeks and lips, puffy eyes, starburst eyes, and a small chin
- Body: long neck,sloping shoulders, curved spin, and short stature
- Health: abdominal pain, diabetes, low muscles tone, ADD or ADHD, anxiety(can be extreme), hearing loss, issues reading, writing and drawing, over-friendliness, heart and artery problems, hernias, high blood calcium levels, and slow weight gain
There are ways to try to lessen the symptoms the individual may have.
- Try to avoid extra calcium and vitamin D
- Check with heart doctors if you notice any heart troubles
- Go to special programs and therapy for help in development
- Check other treatments based on their current symptoms.
(The picture shown above is a list of the common symptoms of people with Williams syndrome.)
Examples of people with the disorder
People with Williams Syndrome get a wide, short upturned nose.
People that have Williams Syndrome often have crooked teeth that are far apart from each other.
People with Williams Syndrome have a wide mouth with full lips and cheeks.
Cures and Treatments
(This is a picture of a young girl at one of the Williams Syndrome centers across the U.S.)
Research Being Done
(Here we have a picture of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a program that researches disorders and learns about them.)