Noonan Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that you might not have heard of before but is actually more common than you might have thought. Statistics say that it occurs in as much as 1 in every 100 cases, and 1 in every 2, 000 in cases with more severe symptoms.
Symptoms of the condition can include heart defects, problems with the digestive system, issues with the lymph nodes and easy bruising.
Apart from the actual symptoms of the condition itself, there can be a couple of different health conditions that are associated with NS. This means that anyone who is diagnosed with the condition will automatically be considered at a higher risk of developing some of the health conditions that are mentioned on this list, and might develop some of these conditions as a result of Noonan Syndrome.
Here are 8 common conditions that are associated with Noonan Syndrome.
Leukemia is a common health condition that can sometimes be associated with a diagnosis of Noonan Syndrome. This doesn’t mean that every case of NS will be prone to develop it, but it does mean that the two conditions go hand-in-hand and that someone who has NS will likely be at a much higher risk of developing it during their lifetime.
The condition is known as a type of blood cancer, and it’s usually more prevalent in children than it is in adults, but can sometimes occur in both cases; signs of leukemia can include early signs of easier bruising and general signs of a lowered immune system.
If any signs of ill health or leukemia is suspected, then a doctor’s appointment should be your next course of action even without a diagnosis of Noonan Syndrome; the good news is that the condition can be managed with the proper treatment.