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Are there alternative therapies for the health issues of someone with down syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Question confusing

The management of ds patients includes a variety of therapies designed to maxamize outcome.
Surgical repair of defects, monitoring for associated illnesses, hormones if deficient & good nutrition are all standard. Any therapy with measurable results is worth trying. Worth considering;if stong enough to benefit it may also hurt.Beware of anyone who says the drs want to hide their "benificial rx.".

In brief: Question confusing

The management of ds patients includes a variety of therapies designed to maxamize outcome.
Surgical repair of defects, monitoring for associated illnesses, hormones if deficient & good nutrition are all standard. Any therapy with measurable results is worth trying. Worth considering;if stong enough to benefit it may also hurt.Beware of anyone who says the drs want to hide their "benificial rx.".
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: No

If you are thinking of things such as megavitamin therapy, herbal therapy or patterning behaviors, these efforts have been shown not to work and may be dangerous.
Avoid them or consult with a certified down's syndrome specialist.

In brief: No

If you are thinking of things such as megavitamin therapy, herbal therapy or patterning behaviors, these efforts have been shown not to work and may be dangerous.
Avoid them or consult with a certified down's syndrome specialist.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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