Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic condition in which a boy is born with an extra X chromosome. Instead of the typical XY chromosomes in men, they have XXY, so this condition is sometimes called XXY syndrome.
Men with Klinefelter usually don’t know they have it until they run into problems trying to have a child. There’s no cure, but it can be treated.
Causes of Klinefelter syndrome
Geting the extra X chromosome by chance. Either the egg or the sperm that came together to create you had an extra X chromosome. Older women have a slightly higher chance of having a boy with XXY syndrome, but the chance is small.
Men with Klinefelter may have:
- An extra X chromosome in every cell, which is the most common
- An extra X chromosome in only some cells, called mosaic Klinefelter, in which you don’t have as many symptoms
- More than one extra X chromosome, which is very rare and more severe
Symptoms of Klinefelter Syndrome
Some men show symptoms of Klinefelter as children, but others don’t know they have it until puberty or adulthood. Many men never realize that they have it because symptoms aren’t always present.
Symptoms of Klinefelter vary with age and include:
- More quiet than usual
- Slower to learn to sit up, crawl, and talk
- Testicles that haven’t dropped into the scrotum
- Weaker muscles
- A hard time making friends and talking about feelings
- Low energy levels
- Problems learning to read, write, and do math
- Shyness and low confidence
- Larger breasts than normal
- Less facial and body hair, and it comes in later
- Less muscle tone, and muscles grow slower than usual
- Longer arms and legs, wider hips, and a shorter torso than other boys their age
- Puberty never comes, comes later, or doesn’t quite finish
- Small penis and small, firm testicles
- Taller than usual for the family
- Infertility (can’t have children because they can’t make enough sperm)
- Low sex drive
- Low testosterone levels
- Problems getting or keeping an erection
To diagnose Klinefelter syndrome, start with a physical exam and questions about symptoms and general health. They’ll probably examine chest, penis, and testicles and do a few simple tests, such as checking your reflexes.
- Chromosome analysis. Also called karyotype analysis, this blood test looks at your chromosomes.
- Hormone tests. These check hormone levels in blood or urine.
Complications of Klinefelter Syndrome
Many problems caused by Klinefelter are because of lower testosterone levels. :
- Autoimmune problems, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, in which immune system attacks healthy parts of body
- Breast cancer and cancers that affect blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes
- Conditions with hormone glands, such as diabetes
- Heart disease and problems with blood vessels
- Lung disease
- Mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression
- Weak bones, called osteoporosis
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. Klinefelter syndrome symptoms treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints.
Dr.Hahnemann has mentioned in Organon of Medicine Aphorism 78 – “The true natural chronic diseases are those that arise from a chronic Miasm, which when left to themselves and unchecked,always go on increasing & growing worse, & torment the patient to the end of his life with ever aggravated suffering”. Every miasm is nothing but a defence mechanism at genetic level. Destructive defence mechanism is indicating syphilitic and constructive or physiological defence mechanism is posra. The chronic miasms in the mother were responsible for hereditary disorders in the child when he was in the intra-uterine state, and these could be treated by the homeopathic remedy.