Down Syndrome Chloe Anthony Mr. Holley Human Interaction http://
What is Down Syndrome ?
Down Syndrome is a genetic condition affecting mental and physical health; People affected with Down Syndrome sometimes can be identified by their appearance, yet, it varies from person to person and ranges from mild to severe. (Teen Health
There are many common symptoms of Down Syndrome: limitation of mental development and social skills, lack of muscle tone, extreme flexibility, a small head compared to body, and a seemingly flattened face. (Teen Health and Wellness)
Life Long Effects http:// People with down syndrome are more likely to be diagnosed with leukemia, lung infections, Alzheimer's, and diabetes (University of Illinois Medical Care).
Treatment and Therapy
Educational therapies and physical education are commonly recommended, yet there is not actual treatment for Down Syndrome itself (University of Illinois Medical Care)
Unfortunately, there is no prevention for Down Syndrome.
However, women who may be at risk of giving birth to a child with Down Syndrome may consult with a genetic counselor. (Salem Press)