Prader-Willi syndrome

Posted by puguh on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Prader-Willi syndrome. Related searches in google trends are fragile x syndrome, turner syndrome, turner s syndrome, huntington s disease.

Prader-Willi syndrome is caused by a genetic defect that makes the person gorge themselves with food because the physiological brakes that control appetite and hunger are missing. People with Prader-Willi will lie, cheat and steal to get food. They do not vomit, so they eat and eat until they become so obese that they die. Signs of a person with Prader-Willi include mental retardation, behavior and speech problems, muscle weakness, abnormal growth, unpredictable rage attacks in some children, and constant hunger and an implacable drive to eat.

Another eating disorder is pica, a pattern of eating nonfood materials. It is caused by a lack of certain nutrients such as zinc or iron, which may trigger unusual cravings.

Mollicone offered the following body image survival tips to help people improve body image and worry less about how one looks, how much a person weighs or what they eat:

 Resist the relatively recent notion that thin equals beautiful. She pointed out that Marilyn Monroe was a size 14.

 Throw away the scale. Beauty can’t be measured in pounds.

 Don’t buy into media images — they are just out to sell something.

 Work to change your relationship with food. Mollicone pointed out that many people eat when they feel stressed, angry, lonely, depressed or disappointed. She advised them to find other ways to nurture themselves when they feel down and to eat healthy meals at regular times.

 Focus on what you like about yourself and your body. Value your body for what it can do, not just how it looks.

 Consider seeing a counselor to help change your relationship with food.

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