Down Syndrome complications
Down Syndrome

Complications could include:

  • A study in 1973 showed a connection between an ear crease & heart disease. Find out if a small mark on your ear could have anything to do with heart disease.
  • The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and forms of dementia increases as you age. Read our tips for preventing dementia, like learning a new language.
  • Memory change, or memory loss, is partial or complete loss of memory caused by a physical or psychological condition.
  • Dementia may affect memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Mental impairment must affect at least two brain functions to be considered dementia.
  • Communication disorders can affect how a person receives, sends, processes, and understands concepts.
  • After years of trying and failing to find a distinct relationship between type 2 diabetes and hearing loss, recent studies have confirmed that relationship. In 2008, the National Institute of Health (NIH) found that hearing loss is twice as common...
  • Rinne and Weber tests are exams that test for hearing loss. They determine whether a patient has conductive or sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where breathing sporadically and repeatedly stops and starts while a person sleeps. Learn about the causes and treatments for sleep apnea now.
  • Intestinal obstruction is the partial or complete blockage of the intestines at one or more locations. Obstructions prevent liquids and solids from passing through the digestive tract.
  • If your small or large intestine becomes blocked, fluid and digested food cannot move through. This can cause bloating, stomach cramps, and burping.
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