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What are treatments for Williams syndrome?

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Williams syndrome can't be cured, but treatments can help with symptoms and learning problems.

Every child with Williams syndrome is different. Some can lead a very normal life. Others have more serious health and learning problems. They may need lifelong medical care.

Some of the treatments your child might need:

  • A diet low in calcium and vitamin D to bring down high calcium levels in the blood
  • Medicine to lower blood pressure
  • Special education, including speech and language therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery to fix a blood vessel or heart problem

From: What is Williams Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Williams Syndrome."

GeneReviews: "Williams Syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Williams Syndrome."

Williams Syndrome Association: "Frequently Asked Questions About Williams Syndrome and the WSA," "What Is Williams Syndrome?"

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Williams syndrome."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 9, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Williams Syndrome."

GeneReviews: "Williams Syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Williams Syndrome."

Williams Syndrome Association: "Frequently Asked Questions About Williams Syndrome and the WSA," "What Is Williams Syndrome?"

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Williams syndrome."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 9, 2018

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