What is Down Syndrome?

Do you know exactly what Down Syndrome is? Down syndrome is a condition where a person has an extra chromosome. This is significant because chromosomes are basically what make up the genes of the body. This means that if there is something extra, issues can arise. More specifically, a baby is typically born with 46 chromosomes while babies with down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes. This changes how a baby grows during pregnancy and after birth and can lead to some challenges.

Symptoms of Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome is different in every case but there are some common differences. For instance, people with Down Syndrome usually are less intelligent and are slower to speak than other children. Common physical features of Down Syndrome are a flattened face, almond-shaped eyes, short neck, small ears, poor muscle tone among various others. There are also cases of other common health problems such as hearing loss, obstructive sleep apnea, ear infections eye diseases, and heart defects.

Down Syndrome Treatments

Down Syndrome is a lifelong condition. There are services available for babies and children with Down Syndrome to improve their physical and intellectual abilities. These usually help people with Down Syndrome reach their full potential. These services are those such as occupation therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and others. 

Professional Help 

As with all health matters getting a professional opinion is key if you have any concerns or questions. Every person is unique which means that every situation is different so talking to professionals will help you be in a better position. Experts will know just how to get the very best care for your needs as well as answer any questions you may have.  Best Home Care offers a full menu of home health services, all with the comfort and well-being of your loved one as the central focus. We care for clients from all walks of life, all age groups, and with all types of home health needs. If you have any questions or want more information please reach out to us. Contact us today!