What is Noonan Syndrome?
Noonan Syndrome is one of a group of related genetic conditions known as the Rasopathies which are increasingly being looked at together for research purposes because of the way growth is targeted by the gene.
The Noonan Syndrome Association (NSA) encompasses many of these related conditions but Noonan Syndrome is the main focus as the widest spread of these complex genetic disorders, present in 1 in 2500 live births in the UK. Despite this and its major impact on lives, it remains a comparatively little known condition.
Being still comparatively little known, even amongst some of the medical profession, families affected by Noonan Syndrome have to face many challenges of parenting and caring without appropriate support and are often left feeling very isolated.
Noonan Syndrome can vary greatly in breadth and severity. It is common for those affected by Noonan Syndrome to have an array of physical and health problems, for more information please see the page: Get Information: Medical Information