By: Sydney Singh
Some symptoms are learning difficulties, mental retardation, characteristic facial appearance, poor muscle tone in infancy, low activity of the thyroid gland. Daily life isn't any different than someone without Down Syndrome. Although someone with Down Syndrome may encounter learning difficulties and it may be harder for them to do some physical activities. Life expectancy is about half of a normal person. So most patients life to be about 50 years old.
Some possible treatments are physical therapy or speech therapy. You can also get a surgery called corrective surgery to help your eyes. Although there is no cure for this condition.
* In 90% of trisomy 21 cases, the additional chromosome comes from the mothers egg rather than the fathers sperm.
* Down Syndrome occurs in every 691 live births
*Most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder
*Down Syndrome is identified at birth