Regular monitoring of your child's health is key to management of Down syndrome

  • Children with Down Syndrome (DS) have a few common health challenges that have been well identified and reported.Awareness of some of these common health problems followed by continuous monitoring of these challenges will help reduce the adverse affects on your child’s health.

    Some very common challenges, to name a few, include –

    • Recurrent infections (Skin, bladder and respiratory)
    • Thyroid hormone production in the body
    • Heart defects at birth
    • Hearing difficulties
    • Problems with vision
    • Oro-motor issues
    • Low muscle tone
    • Oro-motor issues
    • Sleep disturbances
    • Issues with the digestive system
    • Foot arch challenges

    DS cannot be cured, but, careful management of health challenges can have a big impact over the quality of life of your child.

    You may download the infographic for a quick overview of health concerns that are common in individuals with DS here. For more detailed understanding of each medical concern you may download the presentation shown above.

    Special thanks : Heartfelt thanks to our consultant Pediatrician, Dr.Nina Piyush Vaidya (M.B D.Ped, PGDGC) who has offered expert advise and guidance in consolidating this information.

    DISCLAIMER : This disclaimer claims that none of the content in this presentation is in anyway deemed as medical advice, and be treated for information purposes only.

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