What Is Turner Syndrome?
Turner syndrome is a sex chromosome abnormality in females characterized by failure of the ovaries to respond to pituitary hormone stimulation as a consequence of having complete or partial absence of the two sex (X) chromosomes.
Q: How does Turner syndrome affect the body?
A: Immature ovaries result in amenorrhea, or failure to menstruate, because puberty does not occur.
Turner syndrome is associated with various abnormalities and adults have a reduced life expectancy, mainly related to structural abnormalities of the heart and aorta and an increased risk of atherosclerosis.1
What Is Turner Syndrome In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?
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