What is Down Syndrome?
Is there a cure for down syndrome? Is it a life long condition?
Down's syndrome is a genetic disorder with mental sub normality in which the extra chromosome of Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21.
Down syndrome is not usually inherited from parents. The most cases of Down syndrome (95%) are usually caused by some changes during the development of the ovum, sperm cell, or embryo. .
More than 75% of Down syndrome defects occur due to an extra chromosome 21 within the ovum. Less than 25% of cases occur due to an extra chromosome in the sperm cell. Some rare cases the ovum and sperm cells are normal.
It also calls trisomy 21 (> 90%). It is also known as 'Up syndrome' because of the cheerful personality. .
Gender, race, and ethnicity do not appear to play a role in the development of the disorder. It affects an equal number of boys and girls.
The Characteristic Features of Down Syndrome
The characteristic features of Down syndrome vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe.
Behavioral characteristics include cheerfulness and less responsive.
Low intellectual ability. Below-average intelligence.
Small, wide hands with short fingers
An unusual deep crease across the center of the palm
Low muscle tone, Loose joints
Wide space between the big and the second toes
Unusual creases on the soles of the feet
Loose skin at the nape of the neck
Small and irregularly shaped
Narrow and high palate
Protruding of tongue
Low-set, look forward
Small, low-set, misshapen ears
Upward slanting eyes
Extra folds of skin located at the inside corner of eye.
The inner corner of the eyes may be rounded instead of pointed.
White spots on the colored part of the eye
Face and head
Separated joints between the bones of the skull
Small or abnormal shaped head
Flat area on back of head
A slightly flattened facial profile
Homoeopathy believes in individualization and treating man in disease and not disease in man.Homeopathic medicines can affect gene expression and have the capacity to promote changes in gene activity and thus helping in symptomatic improvement so that a patient of down syndrome can also lead life almost same as a normal human,can read and and can understand the things with much more efficiency.
No words can describe the feeling you have when you hear your child read his first letter, his first word, his first sentence and his first book. Thanks to HomoeoCARE for providing me this happiness, said by parent of 6 year old down syndrome child. He was not able to recognize a single letter earlier and now after homoepathic treatment he is able to read letters, words, sentences . Additionally his speech has significantly developed and refined. His understanding improved to a level where we are able to communicate with him competently.