Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment For Down Syndrome

Posted on: February 21st, 2017
Author: LH Prime

What causes Down Syndrome? Many parents feel downhearted when they see their baby with a deficiency and wonder what is wrong with them. Medical News Today help define Down Syndrome, its causes diagnosis and treatment, so it would be understood and easier accepted, to move forward and not take it as a fault on either parent.

Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment For Down Syndrome


Down Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder. In Wikipedia, it is defined as Trisomy 21, also called ‘Mongoloid idiocy’, is a genetic disorder that causes mental handicap that could be mild or severe. Babies born with Down syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21, or part of it. Deficiency to the baby’s physical growth and cognitive ability are seen.

A medical exam in Cebu help in determining the possibility of Down Syndrome. Visiting your chosen diagnostic clinic in Cebu will help you make that detection early on, either before or after the baby is born.

LH Prime Cebu has equipped its diagnostic clinic with the most state of the art equipment to help in detecting if the baby has Down Syndrome. The diagnostic test that is done calculates the risk of the fetus having Down Syndrome. It is not fully accurate, but it can be definitive in its results. While a screening test can help, it is not as definite in its results.

Now the more important question, can it be cured? Healed? What treatment can be done?

My Child Without Limits reveals that while there no cure, it is not the end of the world. Early treatment, though, can go a long way, in terms of progress and allowing the child to live a productive life well into adulthood.

Special education and attention would help the child a lot, and depending on the condition of the motor skills and speech, you can also benefit from speech therapy, occupational therapy and special exercises.