Approximately one third of babies born with Down syndrome have heart defects, most of which are now successfully correctable. Some individuals are born with gastrointestinal tract problems that can be surgically corrected.
... of through surgery or therapy. However people with Down syndrome tend to be very kind hearted people and good easy going people. They can still preform everyday task as normal people without the disease can. People with Down syndrome can still go to work and have jobs. These jobs however should be an easier job than usual.
According to Gould and Dyer (2011), characteristics in people with Down syndrome are typically a small head with a flat facial profile, eyes are slanted and the irises contain a Brushfield spots, mouth tends to hand open, large tongue, and high-arched palate. The person can also have small and a single palmar crease, hypotonic muscles, joints are loose, cervical abnormalities, short stature, delay in developmental stages, sexual development is delayed or incomplete, and children are at risk for other problems such as visual issues, hearing problems, obstructions in the digestive tract, celiac diseas...
Many people with Down syndrome suffer from a variety of health problems. The most common and significant symptom is mental retardation, which ranges from mild to moderate. People with Down syndrome suffer from congenital heart defects, which affect approximately 40-50% of these people. Their poor muscle tone makes much physical activity difficult. There are many hormonal problems, mainly thyroid disease. People with Down syndrome suffer from circulatory problems, respiratory ailments, ...
Down syndrome is found in one in every 691 babies in the United States! (Global Down Syndrome Para 12). The abnormality in physical and mental traits of this genetic disease has made it moderately difficult for those who are diagnosed to live. Their lifestyle and their parents are more complicated than a regular human being because of the extra attention towards health and education needed. But with extensive medical care and proper techniques families are able to get through the illness.
The diagnosis of the syndrome can be made shortly after birth. Most parents who find out their child has it have conflicting emotions. These can include shock, feelings of disbelief, feelings of sorrow, guilt and feelings of embarrassment. In the past, most babies who had Down syndrome were put into an institution. Today the trend is to keep the child at home and have the child became a functioning member of society. Having a handicapped child can cause great stress. There is also a problem of explaining the condition to the other siblings. Down syndrome should not be explained to the other siblings as an illness. They should be told the child has a handicap. Parents should also be careful not to spend all their time with the child that has Down syndrome and spend equal time with all their children. Other relatives and friends should be told as soon as possible. It will normally make other people uncomfortable. They may not understand what the parent is feeling and say inappropriate things.
“National Down syndrome society (NPSS) states that 1 in 700 babies in the United States are born with Down syndrome” (Health Line).The causes Down syndrome come from the parents; they carry their genes on to the child. “The genes are considered chromosomes, when the baby cell
Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that occurs when a baby is born with an extra chromosome in each of their cells. It is the most common of the chromosomal disorders. One in every 691 babies is born with DS (Down syndrome) and there are approximately over 400,000 people living with DS in the United States today. Although it is not genetic, it has been proven that mothers older than thirty-five are more likely to have a baby with Down syndrome. Individuals with Down syndrome have varied cognitive delays, meaning that they learn and develop slower than the average person, but they are still able to live normal lives. Many people with Down syndrome attend school, go to work, and are able to have normal relationships, such as marriage.
Down syndrome causes a person to have physical and learning disabilities. Both of these disabilities can be minor to severe. According to World of Health (2000), “physical problems include a small skull, a narrowed or flattened nose bridge, poor muscle tone, and multiple folds beneath the eyes” (para. 1). The most noticeable is intellectual disability, which is similar to dementia. However, effects of people with Down syndrome are very minor in their life, and does not change compared to a non-Down syndrome person. There are many medical risks and problems, but most are treatable. As a result, a person with Down syndrome will most likely have a long healthy life. They can live, play, ride bikes, marry, get jobs, and even have children.
Down syndrome is a genetic condition which can cause intellectual and developmental disabilities. Persons affected with Down syndrome have the common will have an additional chromosome; instead of 46, they have 47 chromosomes. Down syndrome occurs in about one in every 733 births, making it one of the most common birth defect (Cadsa). The physical traits shared by Down syndrome children and adults make this genetic defect easily recognizable. As described on the website, The Arc (2010), these physical traits may include flattening of the back of the head, eyelids that slant upwards and outwards, small skin that folds at the inner corner of the eyes, flattened noses, small ears and a small mouth which will make the tongue seem large. Most will have decreased muscle tone, loose ligaments, small hands and feet, and overall, a smaller statue. There are two features that are not so recognizable and will affect fifty percent of those with Down syndrome; one line across the palm, and a big space between the first and second toes. Like most exceptionalities, not every child will have all of the physical characteristics described and may only show evidence of a few, yet others will exhibit the more severe attributes of Down syndrome. Physically and intellectually, children and adults with Down syndrome will have a broad spectrum of functionality. Typically, thos...