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how does down syndrome affect the respiratory system

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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29 years experience Geriatrics
No: Exercise, especially aerobic activities, increases & improves both cardiology & pulmonary system, rather than wearing them down. In fact, a re ... Read More

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Every cell of the nervous system has the ds chromosome pattern so the point of your question is confusing their brain acquires & processes information ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Down syndrome: Mean total brain volume is reduced (microencephalopathy), and the cerebellum volume decreased.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Down's Syndrome: This syndrome has multiple physical effects, but the primary part of the nervous system affected is the brain. Intellectual development will be limit ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Most: Brain, spine, function, heart, motor skills, .
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Cognitive impairment: Almost all individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have cognitive impairment, although the range is wide. Most are mildly to moderately intellectually dis ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Genetic testing: We can not conclude the genetic status of the baby based only on these findings. This typically would prompt further testing. There are blood tests th ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Exercise improves: these systems by making them work more efficiently. In addition, the other organs such as the kidneys, musculo-skeletal and neurologic systems also ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
An upper respiratory: Infection can cause inflammation in the respiratory system and bronchospasm. That can lead to a productive cough, difficulties breathing, and pneumoni ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple: Primary TB is usually manifested by fever with few or no pulmonary symptoms. Chest xrays may show lymph node enlargement, fluid in the chest or infilt ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Respiratory System: could be parasites, viruses, fungi or bacterial

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