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How is progeria treated?

Currently there is no cure for progeria; however, research is ongoing. There are medications available to manage some symptoms and improve quality of life. These include cholesterol-lowering medications to slow atherosclerosis and osteoporosis medication to increase bone density. Low-dose aspirin can also be given to reduce the risk of complications associated with progeria, including heart attack and stroke.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 07 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Fetal alcohol syndrome

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