In March 2007 when she was 6 years old, Brooke Connell was diagnosed with one of the rarest diseases known to medicine – Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP).
by Laura Hope
My name is Laura. I am 37 years old, and I have been suffering for the past nine years with strange, seemingly unrelated symptoms that I could not explain. Unaware that these symptoms could be connected since I visited the doctor regarding each problem individually.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the intestines. It causes belly pain, cramping or bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. Irritable bowel syndrome is a long-term problem, but there are things you can do to reduce your symptoms.
This is a silent disease that most people don't realize they have until they break or crack a bone. Take steps now to ensure your skeletal health.
Osteoporosis can result in:
Loss of height
Excess skin and wrinkling
Loss of independence
Learn more at www.fightosteoporosis.ca
Williams syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. Like Down's syndrome it is caused by an abnormality in chromosomes, and shows a wide variation in ability from person to person. Individuals diagnosed with Williams syndrome have a unique pattern of emotional, physical and mental strength’s and weaknesses. For parents, teachers, and support people, learning about this pattern can be a key to understanding an individual with Williams and in helping them achieve their full potential.
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