If you have a family history of Noonan syndrome, talk to your doctor about undergoing genetic counseling before you have children. However, because many of the cases of this disease occur spontaneously, there's often no known way to prevent it.
If Noonan syndrome is detected early, it's possible that ongoing and comprehensive care may lessen some of its complications, such as heart disease.
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