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What Causes Hunter Syndrome?

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
What Causes Hunter Syndrome?

What is Hunter syndrome?

Hunter syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that occurs when an enzyme your body needs is either missing or malfunctioning. It is an inherited condition.

Symptoms of Hunter syndrome-

  • Stunted growth, usually after age 4 or 5
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint stiffness
  • Diarrhea
  • Large head
  • Runny nose
  • Colds
  • An enlarged abdomen
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Respiratory infections
  • Heart disease
  • Breathing problems while sleeping
  • Limited lung capacity
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Short stature
  • Pebbly, ivory-colored skin lesions on upper arms, legs, and upper back
  • Developmental delays

Causes of Hunter syndrome-

It occurs when an enzyme that’s needed to break down complex sugars called glycosaminoglycans is missing or malfunctioning.

Risk factors of Hunter syndrome-

  • Family history
  • Being a male

Complications of Hunter syndrome-

  • Respiratory complications
  • Cardiac complications
  • Skeletal and connective tissue complications
  • Brain and nervous system complications

Diagnosis of Hunter syndrome-

Diagnosis of Hunter syndrome involves the following tests:

  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Tissue sample tests
  • Prenatal testing

 Precautions & Prevention of Hunter syndrome-

Talk to your doctor or a genetic counselor if you’re thinking about having children.

Treatment of Hunter syndrome

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Surgical Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Hunter syndrome
  • Other Treatment of Hunter syndrome

Homeopathic Treatment of Hunters Syndrome-

Homeopathy relieves the complaints and improves function as it stimulates healthy development of tissues and organs. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of Hunter’s Syndrome are:

  • Bar C
  • Calc
  • Calc P
  • Silicea
  • Sulph

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Hunters Syndrome-

Acupuncture improves the physiological function of the organs and organ system.

In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Hunters Syndrome-

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.   

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hunter syndrome-

Allopathic Treatment of Hunter syndrome includes the medications to improve sleep such as melatonin. If your child has seizures, your doctor may prescribe anticonvulsant medications.

Surgical Treatment of Hunter syndrome-

Surgical Treatment of Hunter syndrome involves one of the following surgeries:


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