Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS)

Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is defined as a syndrome that is characterized by a rare, complicated condition that affects many parts of your body. It mostly stems from a problem with one of your chromosomes or a strand of DNA that is a gene carrier. It can lead to different types of muscle weakness, and physical problems I.e., extreme hunger, learning, and behavior issues.


PWS usually is associated with problems or variations in genes. In most cases, doctors don’t know what are the causes, but about 2% of people with PWS have it because they didn’t get the right copies of a certain chromosome from their parents. head or brain injury is as well considered one of the causes.


A child may show signs of PWS at the earliest. His eyes are almond in shape. The head may get narrow at the temporal, the mouth might turn down at the corners, and the upper lips might be thin.


Muscles can possess hypotonicity and thus child’s body can look flaccid.

Inability to suck or nurse well, so he gains weight slowly

Child’s Eyes may  cross or wander

A child will appear of being tired most of the time

There will be Weak or soft cry

Responding poorly.