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What are treatments if your child has progeria?

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Treatments usually help ease or delay some of the disease's symptoms. Your child's doctor may prescribe drugs to lower cholesterol or prevent blood clots. A low dose of aspirin every day can help prevent heart attacks and stroke. Growth hormone can help build height and weight. Physical and occupational therapy can help your child keep moving if they have stiff joints or hip problems. Some children may have coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty to slow down heart disease.

From: Progeria WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Progeria Research Foundation: "Progeria 101/FAQ."

Progeria Research Foundation. "The Progeria Handbook: A Guide for Families and Health Care Providers of Children with Progeria."

Mayo Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Progeria."

Genetics Home Reference: "Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on April 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Progeria Research Foundation: "Progeria 101/FAQ."

Progeria Research Foundation. "The Progeria Handbook: A Guide for Families and Health Care Providers of Children with Progeria."

Mayo Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Progeria."

Genetics Home Reference: "Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on April 23, 2018

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