Down syndrome is a set of physical and mental traits caused by a gene problem that happens before birth
- short height
- low muscle tone
- short, wide neck.
- Short, stocky arms and legs.
You can help your child stay healthy by scheduling routine checkups. This will help to identify, manage, and monitor any diseases and health problems that people with Down syndrome have a higher chance of developing.
Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades – from 25 in 1983 to 60 today
- Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome – about 6,000 each year
- Normally, a person has 46 chromosomes. But most people with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes
- Down syndrome the most common genetic condition