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Why do Down syndrome patient have their eyes slanted upward, is it caused by the chromosome 21, i need an explanation on why their face look different?

Why do Down syndrome patient have their eyes slanted upward, is it caused by the chromosome 21, i need an explanation on why their face look different?

In the genes: All of our features are determined by our genes. The appearance of your eyes, nose, mouth, hair color, skin color, among other features are all inherited. When there is a defect in the gene coding, changes can occur. Facial features can change with in utero exposure such as alcohol (fas syndrome). For downs, the extra 21 causes low ears, slanted eyes, simian crease as well as organ problems. ...Read more

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When isit up my heart beats faster and my head hurts until I sit down again I was born with alcohal infant syndrome ?

When isit up my heart beats faster and my head hurts until I sit down again   I was born with alcohal infant syndrome   ?

Alcolic Infant : Manifestation is not related to kids born of alcoholic mother.It could be postural, or related to your nervous sys. Tension can bring about rapid heart rate and headache. ...Read more

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When I move my neck, I get numbness/tingling in my face & sometimes down both arms. I do have Fibromyalgia, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 1...

When I move my neck, I get numbness/tingling in my face & sometimes down both arms. I do have Fibromyalgia, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 1...

Unlikely : You may have some cervical disc problems, see your doctor for initial assessment, possible referral or may be imaging studies, meanwhile, observe good neck support while working, driving or sleeping, good luck ...Read more

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My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

YOU HAVE:: A proven skin punch biopsy diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and you possess one of the many causes of such an entity. Could be pre-diabetes, but with the ANA issues, might look further into collagen vascular categories. Other considerations, include Celiac disease, Sjogren's, HIV, paraproteinemias, B-12, etc. Would check anti-GM-1 with IgG, IgM, as you might have an autoimmune sensory neuropathy, and might respond to a course of IVIG. Can you visit a neuromuscular specialist? ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a drowning sensation when you bend over and your head is in the upside down position? It came on quick. No joke.

Is it normal to have a drowning sensation when you bend over and your head is in the upside down position? It came on quick. No joke.

May need eval: This may be vertigo, a sense of spatial disorientation created when the position sensors in your inner ear are disoriented. Changes in position can sometimes bring this out. If it persists or increases you should discuss it with your doc. ...Read more

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Could a baby have floppy head syndrome?

Could a baby have floppy head syndrome?

Floppy babay syndrom: Floppy baby syndrome is possible. I would take the child to a pediatrician for an opinion. ...Read more

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Could changes of face be caused by cushing's syndrome?

Could changes of face be caused by cushing's syndrome?

Yes: There are changes that appear in the face (and throughout the body) as a result of cushing's syndrome. Typically they are described as "moon facies" meaning the face takes a rounded appearance. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor treating your cushing's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat flat head syndrome at the age of 17?

Is there any way to treat flat head syndrome at the age of 17?

This may be genetic: Your physician can help clarify if this is genetic. By that I mean it can run in families. There are famous people like the football player Kevin Singletary who had a flat head and this runs in his family. ...Read more

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I am 22 year and i have flat head syndrome can it be corrected?

I am 22 year and i have flat head syndrome can it be corrected?

No: However, one can talk with his primary care doctor to see how bad the problem is. Almost always, the problem is cosmetic and has no effect on brain, head, or neck functioning. If a head is severely misshapen, such as in cases of uncorrected birth defects, or uncorrected skull trauma from the past, one can check with a craniofacial team at a major medical center. ...Read more

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Does "exploding head syndrome" ever involve innocuous sounds that wake you up? Like alarms, rings, beeps, or creaks? I feel plagued.

Does "exploding head syndrome" ever involve innocuous sounds that wake you up? Like alarms, rings, beeps, or creaks? I feel plagued.

Headaches: I'm a little but powerful way you describe your headaches I would suggest that you see a neurologist as quickly as possible. You should get a CT scan of the head first and maybe an MRI after the CT scan results are available. A full and complete examination especially neurological examination would be very important at this time ...Read more

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I have duane syndrome and am starting to display the characteristic 'head turn'. Is there anything i can do to stop this or avoid it getting worse?

I have duane syndrome and am starting to display the characteristic 'head turn'. Is there anything i can do to stop this or avoid it getting worse?

Therapy low vision: The head turn is expected around your age. It is the natural compensation for this visual field deficit on one side. There are specialist in low vision rehab that can help with compensation stratagies and head position. If you are losing binocular vision, depth perception, then you should look into surgical options from an ophthomologist that treats this genetic condition. ...Read more

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I am very concerned about my baby's flat head syndrome. I am doing everything i can but i'm still worried her head will stay like that. Please give me?

I am very concerned about my baby's flat head syndrome. I am doing everything i can but i'm still worried her head will stay like that. Please give me?

Tummy time for play,: Back to sleep. See the aap's healthy child app or online at www.Aap.Org for age-appropriate toys & teaching. If there is no premature closure of sutures, the spaces between the skull bones, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Should I go to the hospital if my ear was bleeding and my head feel like if your holding someone upside down.?

Should I go to the hospital if my ear was bleeding and my head feel like if your holding someone upside down.?

Yes.: If your ear is bleeding and you do not know why you should be seen soon. Spontaneous bleeding from the ear is distinctly abnormal and indicates a lesion somewhere along the course of the canal - or there is something else you are not telling us. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get flat head syndrome as an adult?

Is it possible to get flat head syndrome as an adult?

Flat head syndrome: No. But if you if you smack you forehead every time you make a mistake or are asked a question and say I did not know that and slap your forehead you might. Dr. humor here. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more