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Thursday, December 5, 2013

What is Progeria ?

Known to be a rare progressive genetic disorder, which causes children to age rapidly. This sort of problem usually occurs within their first two years of life. However, as they grew up and often, when they reached their 1st year of age, signs and symptoms, such as slow growth and hair loss, will begin to happen. Sadly, these type of patients does not live long and their average life expectancy is about 13 years old. Although, some may die younger, but there are also others ... who have lived to 20 years, or longer.

Heart problems, or strokes are the eventual cause of death in most children. It is said that children with such condition, usually develop severe hardening of their arteries, causing restriction of blood flow. So far, there is no known cure for such 'genetic disorder' condition, but the world has not given up ... researching for a breakthrough.