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Treating Klinefelter Syndrome

Because Klinefelter syndrome is a problem with the chromosomes, there is no cure. Therefore, treatments focus on controlling the symptoms.
Treatments for this condition may include:
Counseling for parents of males with Klinefelter syndrome -- as well as for the males themselves -- at different stages of development has been shown to be beneficial.
(Click Treatments for Klinefelter Syndrome for more information on how this condition is treated. You can also click Children with Klinefelter Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome and School, Adolescents with Klinefelter Syndrome, and Adults with Klinefelter Syndrome to learn more about things to consider at each stage of development.)

Other Medical Problems

Men with Klinefelter syndrome are at increased risk for certain medical problems. These include:
Because of these medical conditions and their complications (such as heart disease), a person with Klinefelter syndrome is at increased risk of premature death.
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