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Down syndrome http://children.webmd.com/tc/down-syndrome-topic-overview) Here in this study the subject of Down syndrome will be discussed. An attempt to educate on the cause and what the disease is will be discussed and talked about. First of all what is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is according to (Web MD) is a set of physical and mental traits that are caused by a gene problem that happens before birth. In majority of children with this disease they inherit similar traits that cause them to resemble one another. They usually are short and stocky children and are to a certain degree have mental retardation traits also. There may be one in the crowd that barely has the full look or mental status. Yes, it is long term. It is not something you can just get rid of by taking medications. It is something you have to live with and deal with for the rest of your life. There are programs out there to help you cope if you are the patient or the family member.
How do you get Down syndrome? Why does this happen? Some may think it is due to lack in prenatal vitamins during the pregnancy. That is not the case. It is caused by genetics and chromosomes which house and transport (DNA) in the body. (DNA) is what is used to determine the genetics of a person such as the color of their eyes, hair, or who they are related to and etc. It could be that having an extra chromosome can be one of the many unknown causes of Down syndrome. Most people should have 46 chromosomes but sometimes the person that has the Down syndrome disease have 47.
There are risk factors that can play a part in a child having Down syndrome. It could be age between the mother and father, or it could be a genetic trait brought on from a previous sibling. After all it is a disease and a disease can be spread from one person to…...

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