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Down syndrome / Birth Defects - Genetic

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that arises due to an extra copy of all or part of chromosome 21. Though Down syndrome cannot be cured and comes with a host of medical issues, people with the syndrome learn several skills during their lifetime. With proper medication, diet, training and care, many of them are capable of becoming independent and leading a normal life. With early health intervention, some individuals with Down syndrome are now capable of going for jobs and fending for themselves.

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Asked By : Tomen

Asked on : 25 Jan 2012   

Hi
I have a 4 & 1/2 year old boy detected with down syndrome. He is having problem in learning and can't speak a single words but understands some. What type of treatment or therapy or rehabilitation should give him at this age. I am resident of Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, where there is no any facilities or guide or counsellor to help me.

Asked By : vpsafmc

Asked on : 25 Jun 2012   

dear Madam,
we have a 36 days old daughter born premature at 33 weeks, who has been detected as DS - Robertsonian translocation (21, 21, 21) unbalanced.
her thyroid profile at birth is normal
2-D Echo has shown a very small septum secundum defect which is likely to close spontaneously.
she luckily doesn't have any other congenital anamoly
we need your guidance, based on your experience for further management
thanks and regards
VP Singh
contact no 09419535859

Asked By : Tomen

Asked on : 30 Jan 2012   

I have 4 & 1/2 year old kid diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He can't talk and do not understand. what treatment , therapy should be given to him at this stage. I am living in Arunachal Pradesh where there is no facility.

Asked By : ramekuma1975

Asked on : 26 May 2011   

MY 4 MONTH OLD CHILD HAS BEEN CLINICALLY DIAGONISED WITH THE DOWN SYND. WE HAVE GIVEN THE BLOOD SAMPLES FOR KARYOTYPE. HE HAS BEEN DETECTED WITH THE ASD & HYPOTHYRODISM. WE ARE GETTING TEH TREATMENT FOR BOTH DISEASE. WHAT OTHER INTERVENTIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR HIM.

RAMESH
9435325961

Asked By : wkumar

Asked on : 20 Mar 2011   

I am a widow and a mother (79 yrs) of a down syndrome son of 35 years old. I am from UP but moved to bangalore so that I can provide some vocational training and help to my son. Since my husband passed away it has been a challenge for both me and my son. He is still in shock and now expresses it in violence sometime. Please help me find a support group that can provide some guidance to me. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Asked By : Nehal010

Asked on : 14 Oct 2010   

I have a 2 year old daughter . She goes for physiotherapy daily. How do I start her schooling (stages ) ? Can you recommed a school in Mumbai for her ?

Asked By : Dhivyaaks

Asked on : 27 Jun 2010   

My brother aged 15 years has been suffering from down syndrome. He is somewhat better from his childhood. He has the ability to play cricket, carromboard and other activities. Has a good brilliancy. We gave him a treatment for his improvements about three months. The only problem we feel with him is he could not read and his speech is not clear. In my locality, the schools are not giving much care to these children. I would like to know the schools who are taking care of these children at Chennai which also teach them doing hand works, so that it may make his life better in future. Please do reply.

Asked By : bj_Suganya

Asked on : 25 Feb 2010   

Hi,

I am 29 years old and a mother of a cute little boy who is 45 days old and is diagnosed with Down syndrome. He also had AV canal defect which needs surgical correction when he will be 3 months old. I am still coping with the news and am totally confused and scared and going through an emotional roller coaster. Please help me cope and help me with how should I proceed.
I read in most of the sites that early intervention is necessary. But how early? should I start some thing right away?

I desperately need help..

Asked By : techkarthiks

Asked on : 15 Jan 2010   

My friend have their baby diagnosed with Down syndrome.Please let me know what are the things they should do to help the baby and also to some extent help their emotions?

Asked By : Anonymous

Asked on : 15 Jan 2010   

Please advice how to ensure that the baby grows as normally as possible?




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