Difficult To Fat Because Of Marfan Syndrome?
Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old man, I see I have a problem with my posture that is not proportional. I am 187 cm tall and weigh 56 kg, later I found out I have a tendency to Marfan’s syndrome. whether I can increase my weight to be proportional. nThank you doctor
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Marfan's syndrome is a gene disorder that affects disorders in connective tissue. This tissue is a network whose function is to support or connect between organs, such as bones. People with this disease usually have symptoms such as:
Disproportionately tall, thin body Shape large, flat legs The sternum protrudes outward or inward Problems with the spine Problems with the heart and blood vessels Disorders of the shape of the arms, legs and fingers are long and disproportionate Joints are weak and weak
Although it is known to be caused by an abnormality in the fibrillin protein-producing gene, experts still do not know why the gene is abnormal. Likewise regarding weight gain, people with this disease are very difficult to gain weight, especially at a young age. No matter what kind of exercise a person with Marfan's syndrome eats, it will be difficult to gain weight. However, when the patient gets older, the body's metabolism will slow down even more and the weight will increase by itself. Experts still can't figure out why this is happening.
The important thing for people with Marfan's syndrome to know is that being too big can actually be bad for their hearts and the health of their brittle bones. The types of exercise that sufferers of this syndrome can do are limited. They should not do weight lifting or other sports that are too taxing on the heart because it can trigger abnormalities in the heart and blood vessels.
So that in your current condition, if you are indeed diagnosed with Marfan's syndrome, weight is not something you can change first for now. What becomes your focus is how you can keep going your daily activities by fulfilling the healthy nutrition that your body needs. In addition, you can also consult a nutritionist about the diet that you should do. So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa