Down’s Syndrome-Bakery

What causes Down Syndrome ?

Types of Down Syndrome :

Trisomy 21:

Portrait of cute girl with down syndrome laughing happily while playing with mother at home

Mosaicism:

Translocation:

What are the symptoms of Down syndrome?

At birth, babies with Down syndrome usually have certain characteristic signs, including:

  • Flat facial features
  • Small head and ears
  • Short neck
  • Bulging tongue
  • Eyes that slant upward
  • Atypically shaped ears
  • Poor muscle tone

People with Down syndrome usually have some degree of developmental disability, but it’s often mild to moderate. Mental and social development delays may mean that the child could have:

  • Impulsive behavior
  • Poor judgment
  • Short attention span
  • Slow learning capabilities

Medical complications often accompany Down syndrome. These may include:

  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Hearing Loss
  • poor vision
  • Cataract (clouded eyes)
  • Hip problems, such as dislocations
  • leukemia
  • chronic constipation
  • Sleep Apnea (interrupted breathing during sleep)
  • Dementia (thought and memory problems)
  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid function)
  • Obesity
  • late tooth growth, causing problems with chewing
  • Alzeimer’s Disease, later in life