Progeria is a disease which occurs in children, and the end product is rapid
aging. The exact cause of Progeria is unknown, although heriditary and
genetics may be involved. Progeria results in rapid aging of children,
beginning with growth failure during the first year of life. Progeria is a rare
condition but has come into the public because of it's startling symptoms
and the appearance of severa affected children in the movies and on national
Before diagnosis, the child's physical appearance should be very noticeable.
A child with progeria could appear to be very small and very thin with a very
large head, baldness, widened narrow faces and the appearance of the skin
appears to be that of an 80 year old person. Children with progeria develop
early atherosclerosis. However the average life span is the early teens,
although other proven case subjects have lived longer. The cause of death is
usually related to the heart or a stroke as a result of the progessed
Although there is no solution or way to end Progeria. There are scientists currently working on an end solution.
A low percentage of children born with progeria actually live to a rightful old age.
PROGERIA: LIVING WITH THE HEART ACHE
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