|Marfan Syndrome physical characteristics|
I am glad that we now know of the connective tissue issues our family members experience. Knowledge is important. Understanding and tracking health issues associated with Marfan Syndrome can save lives. Whereas I never know I had connective tissue problems until my aorta dissected, we know the kids have these issues and we can address them before acute problems arise.
Some of the symptoms I regularly experienced as a child included; sprained wrists and ankles, collapsed arches, pulled back muscles, multiple hernia surgeries, stomach hernias and then finally a completely dissected and aneurysed aorta.
The National Marfan Foundation website is an excellent place to learn more about this health issue.
Education about the medical issues associated with Marfan is critically important. Know what resources are available to help you or others who may suffer from potentially life threatening health problems arising from Marfan related problems.
I'll be posting more soon about my unexpected aortic dissection and how I've coped and what I hope to do, as my primary care physician says is my 'full time business' - to stay alive.