What Affects Down Syndrome Prognosis?

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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. Keyword: down syndrome prognosis
I need more information about this matter. Because I have a son with Down Syndrome and he's 9 yrs old.
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.