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Special Program for Families with Marfan Syndrome

SKY Breathing Meditation workshops for all family members dealing with Marfan Syndrome are being organized.

SKY Breathing Meditation has been shown to help with many of the symptoms associated with Marfan Syndrome including reducing depression & anxiety, increasing immunity & wellbeing, and improving cardiovascular & respiratory function.

Please contact Pam Brockman.
Email: pam.brockman@skybreath.org

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Pam, on right, at Marfan Conference

WHAT IS MARFAN SYNDROME?

Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue holds all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. It also plays an important role in helping the body grow and develop properly.

WHO HAS MARFAN SYNDROME?

About 1 in 5,000 people have Marfan syndrome, including men and women of all races and ethnic groups. About 3 out of 4 people with Marfan syndrome inherit it, meaning they get the genetic mutation from a parent who has it.

CAREGIVERS AGE FASTER DUE TO STRESS

More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year.

A 2004 UC-San Francisco study found a significant correlation between shortened telomeres in subjects who lived with a lot of stress. The participants in the study were all pre-menopausal mothers caring for a child, including a group of caregivers who had a higher level of objective stress because of caring for a chronically ill child. The caregivers were found to have aged the equivalent of 9-17 years beyond their chronologic age.

Telomeres shorten in caregivers

The shorter telomeres found in the high-stress caregivers group indicates they had aged the equivalent of 9–17 additional years, compared with the low-stress group.

Email: info@SKYbreath.org
© 2015 International Association for Human Values, a nonprofit service organization

Email: info@SKYbreath.org
© 2015 International Association for Human Values, a nonprofit service organization

Email: info@SKYbreath.org
© 2015 International Association for Human Values, a nonprofit service organization

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