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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Overview)

A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays.


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How can you inherit down syndrome?

How can you inherit down syndrome?

Depends on parents: An unaffected mother or father could have a balanced(normal) set of chromasome material where a piece of one 21 chromasome is stuck on another.If the egg or sperm had the normal 21 and an extra 21piece hidden on another chromasome, they could pass it to the baby. It only takes an extra piece of 21 to cause ds.It is important to study ds to verify type, as translocation ds can recur each pregnany. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
648 doctors shared insights

Down Syndrome (Overview)

A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays.


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How does Down syndrome affect your speech development?

Delayed speech: Children with Down syndrome usually exhibit delayed speech development. They should receive at least the same speech stimulation at home and receive early intervention services including speech stimulation therapy. ...Read more

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Down syndrome (Tip)

Raising a child with Down syndrome can be a beautiful experience, because the child is full of love. ...See more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Get genetic counseling.
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Enroll in early intervention program.
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Get help from local and national support groups.
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Consider help from mental health workers.
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Are there limited symptoms of down syndrome?

Yes: There are high functioning down's and then there are children more severely affected. ...Read more

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Down syndrome (Tip)

Instability of the upper cervical spine occurs in 10-20% of Down syndrome children. ...See more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Wear a wrist brace at night
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Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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If there is no sign of Down syndrome in my family, what are the chances I will have a child with downs?

If there is no sign of Down syndrome in my family, what are the chances I will have a child with downs?

Getting higher: These risks are basically related to age.As you pass 40 it hits 1% and by 45=2% and after 50 as much as 5%.You must add that to the 4% baseline every pregnancy faces. There are screening tests that help yu know ahead of time that a problem is coming. ...Read more

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Down syndrome (Tip)

Raise and love the child, not the "down syndrome child.". ...See more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Listen, listen, listen
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
3x day
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How accurate is triple AFP test for down syndrome?

How accurate is triple AFP test for down syndrome?

Not very.: The triple screen will detect about 70% of mothers carrying babies with down syndrome, but it is only a screening test and does not diagnose down syndrome. There are many false positive tests ("abnormal" tests in women who are carrying babies that do not have down syndrome). A newer blood test for fetal dna in the mother's blood can actually diagnose down syndrome in women who are at higher risk. ...Read more

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How accurate are blood tests for Down syndrome on a newborn?

How accurate are blood tests for Down syndrome on a newborn?

Very: An analysis of the cellular chromosome complement is diagnostic but the clinical appearance is typical. ...Read more

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Down syndrome (Tip)

Children with Down syndrome need sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. Also check dsmig.Org.Uk. ...See more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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In what way can you tell if you have down syndrome?

In what way can you tell if you have down syndrome?

Chromosome test: Down syndrome is a pattern of malformation ; disordered development related to extra chromosome material carried by the patient. It's most common form involves an extra 21 chromosome, (trisomy 21) in every cell in the body.Less than 10% are mosaics that have a percentage of t21 and some normal.Others have cells with extra 21 material stuck on another chromosome.It is confirmed by a chromosome test. ...Read more

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What are the different causes down syndrome?

What are the different causes down syndrome?

Downs syndrome: Trisomy 21 when there is an extra chromosome at 21, mosaicism when some cells have trisomy and others not, robertson translocation [n which long arm of 21 chromosome is attached to another chromosome often chromosome 14. ...Read more

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Down syndrome (Tip)

Down' s syndrome children are happy children and bring joy to their families. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Reverse PCOS & problems with HFLC foods, study: http://goo.gl/JH8XBX
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
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Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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