Prader-Willi syndrome is a congenital (present from birth) disease that involves obesity, decreased muscle tone, decreased mental capacity, and sex glands that produce little or no hormones.
Prader-Willi syndrome is caused by a gene missing on part of chromosome 15. Normally, your parents each pass down a copy of this chromosome. Most patients with Prader-Willi syndrome are missing the genetic material on part of the father's chromosome. The...Read more
Insatiable Hunger and Low Metabolism Although it is rare, Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS) is the most common genetic cause of potentially... Read more »
A recent message from a reader of Our Alzheimer's asking about the symptoms of Alzheimer's in someone with Down's syndrome (DS) has... Read more »
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), which used to be called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a puzzling illness for both doctors and... Read more »
CRPS, or complex regional pain syndrome, is a pain disorder that causes constant, intense pain in the arms and legs, along with problems with the... Read more »
In this study, researchers report how experts diagnose myofascial trigger point (MTrP) pain syndrome. Trigger points are hyperirritable spots within... Read more »