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Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder. It causes poor muscle tone, low levels of sex hormones and a constant feeling of hunger. The part of the brain that controls feelings of fullness or hunger does not work properly in people with PWS. They overeat, leading to obesity.

Babies with PWS are usually floppy, with poor muscle tone, and have trouble sucking. Boys may have undescended testicles. Later, other signs appear. These include:

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  1. Prader-Willi Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder. It causes poor muscle tone, low levels of sex hormones ...
  2. Prader-Willi syndrome is a complex genetic condition that affects many parts of the body. In infancy, this condition is characterized by weak muscle tone (hypotonia), ...
  3. Prader-Willi syndrome is a disease that is present from birth (congenital). It affects many parts of the body. ... Prader-Willi syndrome is caused by a missing gene on chromosome 15. Normally, parents each pass down a copy ...
  4. What is Prader-Willi Syndrome? (Prader-Willi Syndrome Association)  
    Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by chronic hunger, growth hormone deficiency, and behavior challenges.
  5. How Do Health Care Providers Diagnose Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ... From the National Institutes of Health ... If a newborn is unable to suck or ...
  6. What Are the Treatments for Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Parents can enroll infants with PWS ...
  7. What Causes Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ... From the National Institutes of Health ... PWS is caused by genetic changes ...
  8. About Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ... From the National Institutes of Health ... PWS is a genetic disorder that affects ...
  9. Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS): Other FAQs From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Find answers to other common questions ...
  10. What Are the Symptoms of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ... From the National Institutes of Health ... After infancy, symptoms of PWS include ...
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