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Treatments Available

Growth Hormone Therapy

Nearly all individuals with PWS have a level of growth hormone deficiency and benefit from growth hormone treatment. There are many benefits of treatment including improved body composition, motor development, bone mineral density, height, mental health…


Other Medicines

Other medicines which doctors may sometimes prescribe to treat PWS symptoms. (NB. This is not a comprehensive list.)

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Information about some of the natural supplements which are sometimes used for PWS. (NB. These are not recommendations but simply a compiled list with information gathered mainly from anecdotal data and some studies.)

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Potential Future Treatments

Find out about some of the potential future treatments currently causing excitement within the PWS community- genetic therapy, oxytocin treatment, hyperphagia drugs…..

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