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Down Syndrome Trisomy 21
Supportively: Down syndrome itself does not need to be treated however certain conditions that can go along with ds should be managed and prevented if possible. These include monitoring for disturbances in growth and obesity, getting a cardiac workup to evaluate the heart function, have hearing and vision testing, check thyroid function, monitor the blood yearly for abnormal blood counts, good dental hygiene. ...Read more
Ordinary chromosomal traits require a pair of chromosomes to determine the traits. Occasionally, as a mistake in cellular division, there is a tripling of one of the chromosomes. When these occur, they usually cause unpleasant, and sometimes deadly conditions in the inheritor of these traits (e.g. Down's). Many we do not know about as they are ...Read more
7month baby(Down Syndrome-trisomy 21).Friend suggested NuTriVene-D vitamins (Daily Supplement, Daily Enzyme, and NightTime Formula).What do you think?
Supplement review: Although I do not have first hand experience with this product, I have reviewed the website and their claims. They claim to manufacture according to current Good Manufacturing Processes, have FDA inspected facilities, and appear to have policies for lab testing for product purity and quality. These practices are generally good indicators of a reputable company, so the product is likely safe. ...Read more
Name game: Dr.Langdon Down worked at a home for the retarded in Britain in the 1800's.He was credited for the first published description of the syndrome that would carry his name. After the human chromosomes were identified and numbered in the 1950's, DS was studied and trisomy 21 was identified in most. Later studies show an extra piece of a specific area of the 21 is all that is needed to have DS. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the risk of a trisomy 21 parent passing on the condition to his/her offspring? Should adults with Down syndrome be dissuaded from reproducing
I was told my unborn baby has a 1:120 chance of trisomy 21. I am doing more testing, but how concerned should I be that my baby has down syndrome?
Hard to not worry: This is a very anxiety provoking test in many cases. Remember this - it is only a screen. This means that there are a large number of false-positives. This is designed this way so that we don't miss the babies that are actually affect with down's. The additonal testing will help greatly in terms of what is going on. The odds are still very much in favor of an unaffected fetus. ...Read more
Heard about some nih lab animals doing better by taking high protein when they had trisomy gene. Will that work for a child with down syndrome?
Not Proven Yet: Never has so far!Get a more detailed answer ›
My son has Down syndrome (karyotype a 47,xy,+21), He is also hearing impared (22 years old). Are these related?
A high percentage: of infants, children & adults with DS have hearing impairment. In the young, conductive hearing loss is very common because the narrow Eustachian tubes lead to chronic middle ear disease. However, sensorineural hearing loss is also more common in those with DS than in the general population & can co-exist with conductive hearing loss. Decreased visual acuity for various reasons is also frequent. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son ,down syndrome(karyotype a 47,xy,+21), hearing impared child is 22years old.?
? question: Not sure what the question is. There are numerous adult residential facilities and support programs available. Here is a place to start: http://www.ndss.org ...Read more
My maternity 21 test came back positive for down syndrome, but my ultrasound is normal. Will my amnio tomorrow say the same, or different results?
Screen vs definitive: When you are trying to test for something in large populations (pregnant women) it is common to screen with a less invasive test and only do the more invasive (and costly) test if the screening suggests a problem.The amnio will get babies cells for study, and the results will be definite.A positive study means ds is present a negative, it is not.. ...Read more
Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which there is an extra chromosome present. Symptoms may range from mild to severe. Children with Down syndrome share a common physical appearance including a flattened nose, small ears, a small mouth, upward slanting eyes, and a single crease in the ...Read more
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