Prader-Willi Syndrome is a complex condition affecting almost all systems of the body and brain.

Prader-Willi is a syndrome, meaning that different people experience symptoms in different degrees and ways. Typical problems include

·      Low muscle mass and muscle tone/
·      High propensity to obesity – only 50% of typical calorie intake is required
·      Impaired cognition
·      Mental illness including anxiety, bipolar and episodes of psychosis
·      Speech difficulties
·      Gastric complications like constipation, poor digestion and slow gastric emptying
·      Poor temperature sensation and regulation
·      High pain threshold – making it difficult to diagnose illness
·      High threshold for vomiting
·      Behavioural issues and emotional immaturity
·      Slow sensory reception and processing
·      Scoliosis or kyphosis
·      Thick saliva and poor dentition
·   Strabismus
·      Skin picking
·      Sleep abnormalities including narcolepsy, excessive sleepiness and apneas
·      Hip dysplasia
·      Short stature, small hands and feet
·      Lack of sexual maturity