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How Does Down Syndrome Affect The Respiratory System
Working it out: Exercise works both the focused muscle groups you're exercising (legs while running, arms while lifting) and exercises your muscles of respiration as you breath faster and more forcefully. In addition to working out these muscles, you take larger volumes when you breath during exercise which allows for improved aeration and blood circulating through your lungs. All of which is beneficial. ...Read more
No: Exercise, especially aerobic activities, increases & improves both cardiology & pulmonary system, rather than wearing them down. In fact, a recent study concluded that better fitness in middle-age was linked to less lung & colon cancer & cancer death later on (http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2203829). ...Read more
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 in a qualitatively different way. They acquire words/language & developmental milestones later. If you have a more specific question, start over & define it clearly. ...Read more
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 limited, and so will judgment, attention span, etc. Learning will be slow. For more information: http://tinyurl.Com/3c4rwpl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cognitive impairment: Almost all individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have cognitive impairment, although the range is wide. Most are mildly to moderately intellectually disabled, although some are severely impaired. Behavioral and psychiatric disorders are more common in DS than typical children. ...Read more
Echogenic focus on LV, fullness of left pelvicalyceal system.found in anomalies scan at 22nd week. Does it indicates down syndrome?
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 that are commonly done to help assess the risk of the genetic abnormalities during the 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Contact your doctor to determine if these were done and schedule a visit to discuss the sonogram findings in detail. ...Read more
How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?
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 improve due to the optimizing of their cellular function (better energy production) and in the interaction of the various organ systems. Imagine an athlete exercising regularly. He or she will be better in their sport because of this process ...Read more
Ebola Virus: A person with Ebola infection may develop cough, chest pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), respiratory distress as well as Interstitial pneumonia and pulmonary edema with attempts to hydrate. Shock with capillary leakage, seizures, coma & respiratory distress herald death. ...Read more
Congestion: By affecting the flow and pressures inside the lungs, congestion of the lungs could happen causing respiratory difficulty. ...Read more
I am not afraid or nervous my respiratory system doesn't wake up when I am speaking publicly. Why?
Please clarify: I am sorry but I don't understand your question. Please consider re-submitting with clarification. ...Read more
Oxygen and CO2: Oxygen is needed for your cells to live, and when they burn calories using oxygen they generate co2. Too much co2 is toxic to the brain and it must be removed from the blood. The lungs exhale co2 (like a car's exhaust pipe), and take in oxygen with each breath, lungs transfer oxygen to red blood cells that transport it to your cells. ...Read more
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