In my opinion, ‘the old appear to look young’ seems to be the apparent meaning of Turner syndrome. This content is written by inspiration from Orphan, the online movie on Netflix. This story is about an orphan girl who is adopted by a kindly family again and again. Nobody knows that she is different. She is actually almost 30 years which has a retarded growth (always looks like as a little girl) from Turner syndrome.
You may be jealous when seeing others look younger than their actual age. If you know that some of them are suffering from a kind of disease, you may change your mind. Turner syndrome is the abnormality which was first described by Henry Hubert Turner in 1938.
‘Orphan-Netflix’, this story is about a couple who need to adopt a child to fulfill the family. The little girl in a sweet dress like a barbie doll is so attractive. The way she talks and shares opinions also shows her cleverness. So, this couple decided to adopt her.
เทอร์เนอร์ซินโดรม เป็นความผิดปกติจากโครโมโซม ที่ปกติแล้วเซลล์ร่างกายคนเราจะมี 23 คู่ โดยคู่สุดท้ายจะเป็น xx สำหรับผู้หญิง และเป็น xy สำหรับผู้ชาย ตรงนี้จะมีมาตั้งแต่ตอนเซลล์ตัวอ่อนแบ่งตัวในท้องแม่ แต่หากเป็นเทอร์เนอร์ซินโดรม นั่นหมายถึง คู่สุดท้ายจะมี x ข้างหนึ่งหายไป แล้วเหลือ x อยู่แค่ข้างเดียว หรือเรียกว่า 45, xo แทนที่จะเป็น 46 โครโมโซมแบบทั่วไป
Turner syndrome is an abnormality in chromosomes. The absence of 1 normal ‘x’ chromosome leads to the dysfunction of female hormones all the lifetime. You may have seen it referred to as ‘45,xo’ as well.
The partial or complete loss of chromosome ‘x’ may happen during the nucleus division. So, the character of Turner syndrome depends on the position of gene loss. The occurrence of this pathology is about 1:2,000-1:5,000.
Even if it is the natural pregnancy or ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) which is the medical technology for infertile, Turner syndrome may happen. But the delicate check-up in chromosomes of the fetus could help at the early stage of pregnancy.
The main problem of Turner syndrome is the abnormality of female hormones. The absence of secondary characteristics of women such as menstruation, breast development and the growth of pubic hair are the obvious appearances. So, she looks younger than her real age.
In this movie, the orphan looks like an ordinary girl. Her personality is introverted and almost aggressive. Anyways, she cleverly covers it by cute dressing and make-up as an innocent all the time. Surely the hidden reason is revealed at the last.
If you wonder, is Turner syndrome noticeable at birth? In many cases, the abnormality from Turner syndrome could be noticed at birth. The obvious character is the webbed neck which is the loose skin fold around the neck. The swollen hands and feets because of the excess fluid congested in the surrounding tissue are also observed. Moreover, the arms cannot be strengthened due to the abnormal bone development. When they are grown up, there are many malfunctions in the critical organs such as heart, kidney, thyroid gland, bone, eyes and ear. Later, it can really affect the quality of life and traumatic stress.
The standard treatments for Turner syndrome are the growth hormone and estrogen hormone therapy. Sooner treatment will give a much more positive result. For example, the growth hormone injection in early childhood could increase the height a few inches. The estrogen hormone replacement could induce puberty, maintain the secondary female characteristic, prevent osteoporosis (bone density loss) and useful for uterus growth.
There is a real case of an Indian woman, Pinky Bahroos. She has suffered from this pathology for almost 40 years. The small figure and never having an experience as other teenagers is the important point. She often feels uncomfortable about how others treated her. Anyways, she can cope with it and choose to work in a good environment as a primary school teacher.