December is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month. You can learn more HERE and in the videos below.
Turner Syndrome (TS) is a randomly acquired chromosomal disorder affecting only women and girls, over two million of them. TS should be detected during a girl’s first few years of life, if not before or at birth, for the best possible outcomes. A variety of signs, including short stature and frequent ear infections, should automatically signal the need for diagnostic testing to rule out the disorder or initiate medical treatment, which is especially effective if started early. These signs are often missed, however, even though the Syndrome is neither rare nor difficult to suspect. The Syndrome could trigger numerous physical, cognitive, emotional and social complications; most common health problems involve kidneys, heart, thyroid, diabetes, hearing, osteoporosis, infertility, serious pregnancy complications (for those undergoing in-vitro fertilization), and weaknesses in visuo-spatial and executive function abilities. Early intervention has been proven to produce long-term positive outcomes.
What is Turner Syndrome?
By Health Sketch
A simple animation explaining what Turner Syndrome is, how it is caused, the symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated.
Turner Syndrome: Peyton’s Story
By Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Importance of Early Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome
By The Turner Syndrome Foundation
Turner Syndrome manifests itself in many different ways, and early diagnosis is key to ensure that preventative health care is accessible to girls who have TS. Learn from Dr. Anhalt and Sarah Kramer, a girl who has TS, about the importance of early diagnosis. Understand the signs and symptoms of TS to support early diagnosis! Learn more about TS at https://turnersyndromefoundation.org