Behind the Mystery of Fragile X Syndrome
Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that is caused by a gene mutation on the X chromosome. Symptoms frequently include developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral issues. Carriers for Fragile X don’t have Fragile X syndrome; however, they do have an increased chance of certain medical issues. Testing for Fragile X syndrome is important, especially for women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Learn more about Fragile X from Ilana Garber, who shares her and her son Yaron’s journey with Fragile X syndrome as well as from Dr. Tamar Goldwaser, an OBGYN and medical geneticist. For more information on Fragile X syndrome, visit DiscoverFragileX.com .
This segment originally aired on The Balancing Act, on Lifetime TV.