What Affects Down Syndrome Prognosis?

Q:
What affects Down syndrome prognosis?

A:
Though their average Down syndrome life expectancy has risen to the mid-50s, people with Down syndrome are still at risk for medical conditions that affect nearly every system in the body. Some of these medical conditions include:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Thyroid problems
  • Leukemia and other cancers
  • Immune system problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Eye problems
  • Seizure disorders
  • Bone, muscle, nerve, or joint problems
  • Mental retardation
  • Alzheimer’s disease.

Regular checkups are very important. Go to your doctor regularly help ensure that any changes in health are noted and treated if necessary.

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