Down Syndrome

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Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a combination of birth defects including some degree of mental retardation and chareacteristic faci babies with down stndrome also haval features. About 30to50 perent ofbabies with down syndrome also have congenital heartdefects.and many have some visual and hearing impairment and other neath problems.Down syndrome is usually caused byan error incell dibision called nondisjunction it is not known why this occurs nowever it is known that the eroor occurs at conception and is not related to any thing the mother did during pregnancy it has been jniwn for smoe time that the incidenxe of down syndrome in creases with adrancing maternalage.nowever 80% of children with down syndrome are born to woman under 35 years of age.Down syndrome (DS), also called Trisomy 21, is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both mentally and physically. It affects about 1 in every 800 babies born in the United States. obesity can become a problem for older children and adults. Getting plenty of activity and avolding high calorie food are important.Before begiuning sports activities the childds nock and hios shonkd beexarnined .Behvioral training can help people with down stndrome and their pamilles deal whith the fristration, anfer,and compulsire be havior that often occur parents and caregivers should learn to help a person with down stndrome deal with frustration. At the same time it is important to encowagein dependence