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PWS Awareness: Fact #29

Several other disorders and conditions are associated with PWS. Some of the more common are obesity and secondary problems due to extreme obesity, diabetes (Type 2), sleep apnea, obsessive-compulsive disorder, infertility and autism-spectrum disorders. As most of you know, Clementine was diagnosed with T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) when she was about 18 months old. This …

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PWS Awareness: Fact #28

The prevalence of obesity in individuals with PWS varies by age groups, although it has been shown to have a prevalence of 40% in children and adolescents. As individuals with PWS enter adulthood, the prevalence of obesity increases to 82% – 98%, depending on the study group. It is well accepted that once excessive weight …

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PWS Awareness: Fact #27

Temperature regulation can be a concern for individuals with PWS. They may overheat on a warm day or be at risk for hypothermia on a cold day. Hypothalamic dysfunction can predispose an individual to thermal dysregulation. This may present as hyper or hypothermia even without an identifiable cause. Hyperthermia ( high body temperature) can occur …

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PWS Awareness: Fact #26

Individuals with PWS suffer from a variety of digestive and gastrointestinal issues (GI), some of which can lead to surgery. Here, we focus on data from the Global PWS Registry to provide information on the prevalence of gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying), as well as the frequency and types of GI surgeries in PWS. Gastroparesis occurs …