The boy whose brain won’t tell him he is full

2013-10-28 00:00

IMAGINE that your desire to get food is so strong that you would do anything to get it, even crawl out of your bedroom window in the middle of the night to walk to a shop several kilometres away. One of the many symptoms of the rare illness Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is excessive hunger.

Legemaate, who lives in Gillitts, in the Highway area, said that simple everyday things such as going out shopping, to lunch or a braai with friends can easily become an explosive situation, all due to the driving desire of an individual with PWS to want to eat because they never have a feeling of satiety (feeling full). publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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