Many people wonder why Guinean dwarf tycoon Grand P is very short and also asked questions about his appearance – the truth is that he suffers from a genetic disorder.
Grand P was born Moussa Sandiana Kaba on 13th October 1993, he looks like an old person but that is because of a rare genetic disease known as progeria.
Progeria is progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly. The genetic mutation occurs randomly and isn’t inherited.
Progeria is an unbelievably rare condition since just one child is born with it in four million births recorded across the world.
Children born with progeria appear normal at birth, but when they are one to two years old, their growth, height and weight are affected.
Usually within the first year of life, growth of a child with progeria slows markedly, but motor development and intelligence remain normal.
Signs and symptoms of this progressive disorder include a distinctive appearance occasioned by slowed growth, with below-average height and weight, narrowed face, small lower jaw, thin lips and beaked nose, head disproportionately large for the face, prominent eyes and incomplete closure of the eyelids, hair loss, including eyelashes and eyebrows, thinning, spotty, wrinkled skin, visible veins and high-pitched voice.
There are no known factors, such as lifestyle or environmental issues, which increase the risk of having progeria or of giving birth to a child with progeria.
Parents who have had one child with progeria, the chances of having a second child with the same condition are about 2% to 3%.
Children with progeria usually develop severe hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). This is a condition in which the walls of the arteries — blood vessels that carry nutrients and oxygen from the heart to the rest of the body — stiffen and thicken, often restricting blood flow.
Most children with progeria die of complications related to atherosclerosis – thickening or hardening of the arteries (blood vessels that supply the heart) resulting in heart attack and congestive heart failure.
Apart from cardiovascular problems, progeria also resulting in stroke and other health problems frequently associated with aging — such as arthritis, cataracts and increased cancer risk.
Others include; Hardening and tightening of skin on the trunk and extremities, abnormal tooth formation, some hearing loss, skeletal abnormalities and fragile bones, stiff joints, hip dislocation and insulin resistance.
For Grand P, he lives his life each day to the fullest. He leads a flamboyant lifestyle which many normal healthy people can only dream of.
Grand P is usually mobbed by pretty women, his sweetheart model Eudoxie Yao briefly dumped him for cheating on her with multiple women, but they got back together.