What is Klinefelter's syndrome?
Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic condition that results when a boy is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome. Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic condition affecting males, and it often isn't diagnosed until adulthood.
Klinefelter syndrome may adversely affect testicular growth, resulting in smaller than normal testicles, which can lead to lower production of testosterone. The syndrome may also cause reduced muscle mass, reduced body and facial hair, and enlarged breast tissue. The effects of Klinefelter syndrome vary, and not everyone has the same signs and symptoms.
Most men with Klinefelter syndrome produce little or no sperm, but assisted reproductive procedures may make it possible for some men with Klinefelter syndrome to father children.
What are the symptoms?
*Babies show a delay in development of motor skills
*Reduced muscle strength
*Less facial and body hair
*Low serum testosterone
*Reduced sex drive
*Increased belly fat
Is there Treatment?
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), when started at puberty, can aid the normal growth of the body and diminish many effects of Klinefelter syndrome...
A majority of men affected Klinefelter syndrome are infertile and do not produce any sperm...
Learning and speech problems can be overcome with physical and speech therapy.
The excessive breast tissue in some spectrums that cause this may be surgically removed.
Counseling and psychotherapy is used for treating the various emotional and social problems that may result in men with Klinefelter syndrome
Who are the Faces of Klinefelter's Syndrome?
King Tutankhamen, This Egyptian pharaoh ruled the pyramid country in the year between 1332 BC and 1323 BC. This 18th dynasty ruler’s tomb had an astonishing discovery. His statues had womanly breasts just like a young teenage girl. He was childless too to prove the finding. These symptoms lead to the conclusion that he might be suffering from Klinefelter's syndrome.
George Washington, the once President of the United States was rumored to have been affected by Klinefelter's syndrome.
He did not have any biological children but only 2 adopted ones with his wife Martha.
Although no official records proved that the President had the disease.
he had all the bodily symptoms proving that he had the syndrome.
Tom Cruise Though there is no official backing behind the rumor that Tom Cruise suffers from Klinefelter’s syndrome, there are enough and more reasons to prove the same. Shocking as it may sound, but none of the 3 adopted children of Tom Cruise are his biological ones. Moreover, his height, wide hips and rounded body type more or less confirm the rumor.
Lou Ferrigno is an internationally famous and well-respected bodybuilder and actor. He appeared on TV screens in ”The Incredible Hulk” in 1978, the alter ego of a scientist named Bruce Banner.
Moreover, in 2009, he appeared as himself in the film ”I Love You, Man.”
Tom Sizemore, He was born Thomas Edward “Tom” Sizemore, Jr. He received his Master in theater from Temple University before pursuing an acting career and enjoyed an auspicious debut year in 1989 when he appeared in no less than 4 movies including Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July.
Ron Pearlman, is best known for his roles as Vincent on the television series Beauty and the Beast (for which Ron won a Golden Globe Award), Clay Morrow on the television series Sons of Anarchy, and as the comic book character Hellboy in both Hellboy (2004) and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).
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