Health challenges with Turner syndrome

Females with TS do well despite the health challenges that come with TS. Some include:

  • Delayed puberty
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes (a disease that affects the body’s ability to make or control sugar)
  • Celiac Disease (a disease in which people cannot eat wheat or rye products, like bread)
  • Frequent ear infections or hearing loss
  • Thyroid issues
  • Problems with the aorta, a large blood vessel that connects to the heart
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