Down syndrome refers to people born with an extra chromosome. People with Down syndrome have a flat forehead and sloping eyes and lower than average intelligence. Down syndrome is a lifelong condition. Many people with Down syndrome don’t have any other health issues, but some do. Common conditions include heart problems and trouble hearing and seeing.
Unfortunately, there is no treatment for Down syndrome. If your child has it, getting the right care early can help him live a full and meaningful life. You can rely on a team of specialists who provide medical care and help your child develop skills as fully as possible.
Children with Down syndrome also need the same regular medical care, though they don’t have the condition. Like other people, they also benefit from regular physical activity and social activities.