Down Syndrome Facts (a Guide for Parents and Professionals), Maureen Biwi
Maureen Biwi

Down Syndrome Facts (a Guide for Parents and Professionals)

It is a known fact that early detection and screening of Down syndrome can lead to several benefits. Prevention of several complications can be achieved by knowing the condition early on, before it can lead to other problems in the body. Diagnosis is done through a variety of ways.

A new simple blood test for Down syndrome in unborn babies can save expectant mums from risky invasive checks. This is good news compared to the current testing methods that ran risks of miscarriages, even if the foetus turns out to be healthy.

Although the signs and symptoms of Down syndrome are very distinct, there are still other symptoms that might confuse both doctors and parents. Each affected individual is unique and possesses different disabilities. Hence, generalizations cannot be made. Knowing the characteristics, nature and triggers can be very valuable for finding immediate alleviation measures. You can also avoid complications by checking for the early signs.
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