Senile myoclonic epilepsy is the most common type in adults Septal defects and Fallot's tetralogy also occur. Health care in adults with Down syndrome: J Intellect Disabil Res ; For people with Down syndrome, getting routine medical care and treating issues when needed can help with maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Reports of complications requiring removal - including irregular vaginal bleeding - have dampened some of the initial enthusiasm for Norplant. Treatment There is no specific treatment for Down syndrome. Menstruation for girls with Down syndrome is no different than for their peers in the general population. Obstructive sleep apnoea Persons with Down syndrome have many risk factors that make them prone to obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, such as abnormalities in the head, throat and respiratory system, overweight and hypothyroidism What kind of sex education is appropriate for individuals with Down syndrome? Visual impairment and eye diseases Visual impairment and eye diseases such as astigmatism, impaired accommodation, strabismus, cataract and keratoconus are common
Contraindications for use of oral contraceptives in Down syndrome Major: In Down syndrome, there is an additional copy of chromosome 21, resulting in three copies instead of the normal two copies. Speech therapy may help improve language skills. An active life, including participation in work, social, and worship environments, is now possible. But because many of these conditions are now treatable, most now lead healthy lives. AD, epilepsy, mood and behavioral disorders, visual and hearing impairment, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and autoimmune diseases, such as thyroiditis and celiac disease.
National Down Syndrome Society http: There are approximately thirty cases in the world literature of women with Down's syndrome becoming pregnant. Trine Marie Haugsand born Senior consultant, specialist in neurology with special expertise in epileptology and habilitation. This only applies if the person is not competent to give informed consent and it is one of the few areas of the law where common sense has a large role to play. J Intellect Disabil Res ; After all, the child has not died. Am J Ment Retard