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Turner Syndrome and Osteoporosis - Turner Syndrome Features
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- Turner Syndrome and Osteoporosis
Many women with Turner syndrome experience osteoporosis (thin or weak bones). This eMedTV segment discusses the link between Turner syndrome and osteoporosis, including an explanation of what causes osteoporosis.
- Turner Syndrome and the Kidneys
About a third of the people with Turner syndrome have kidney problems. As this eMedTV article explains, these problems can lead to high blood pressure and infection. This article provides a description of Turner syndrome and the kidneys.
- Turner Syndrome and the Ovaries
As this eMedTV article explains, early loss of ovarian function means that most women with Turner syndrome do not enter puberty at the normal age. This page focuses on Turner syndrome and the ovaries, and includes a list of treatment options.
- Turner Syndrome and Thyroid Problems
Thyroid problems (usually hypothyroidism) are found in about a third of all women with Turner syndrome. This eMedTV page covers Turner syndrome and thyroid problems, and lists the symptoms commonly seen with hypothyroidism.
- Turner Syndrome and X Chromosome Defects
As this eMedTV article explains, a woman with Turner syndrome may have X chromosome defects that result in symptoms such as short stature and ovarian failure. This section of the site talks about Turner syndrome and X chromosome defects.
- Turner Syndrome Features
One of the most common Turner syndrome features is short stature. This part of the eMedTV site describes several different features of Turner syndrome (ranging from minor cosmetic issues to major heart defects) and states how frequently they occur.