Prader-Willi syndrome

Overview

Prader-Willi syndrome is present at birth. It affects the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that controls hunger and thirst as well as growth and sexual development.

Symptoms

A key symptom is a constant hunger that causes many obesity-related complications. Poor muscle tone and distinct facial features also are symptoms.

Treatments

Treatment may include a supervised diet and hormone therapy.

Last Updated Apr 25, 2018


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