Prader-Willi Syndrome is a serious genetic disorder that begins at birth with no known cure ; causing mental retardation,short stature, low muscle tone,incomplete sexual development,and its main charecteristic, the desire to eat everything and anything in sight.
Prader-Willi syndrome was first known as Prader-Labhart-Willi Syndrome after three Swiss doctors who first described the disorder in 1956. The doctors described a small group of kids with obesity, short stature and mental deficiency , neonatal hypotonia (floppiness) and a desire to constantly eat because they are always hungry. Many other features of PWS have since been described, but extreme obesity and the health problems associated with being fat are the most prominent features.
Individuals with PWS have some but not all of the same features and symptoms.
PWS is a birth defect. A defect in the hypothalamus, a region of the brain, is suspected to be the cause.…
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