Marfan Syndrome

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Marfan Syndrome – Definition

Marfan syndrome is a rare disorder. It causes a defect in the body’s connective tissue. This tissue is common throughout the body. It holds the body together and supports many of its structures. As a result Marfan syndrome affects many organ systems, including:

  • Skeleton — particularly joints
  • Lungs
  • Eyes
  • Heart and blood vessels

Hyperhidrosis

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(Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis – Definition

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. It can be an embarrassing and serious problem. It can affect social, professional, and intimate relationships.

The sweating may be in just one area. It is most common in the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, or armpits. In some cases the sweating can also affect the entire body. Hyperhidrosis is divided into two categories:

  • Primary hyperhidrosis — has no known cause
  • Secondary hyperhidrosis — caused by an underlying condition