If you're new here, I'd love for you to sign up for our posts by email so we can stay connected. Thanks for visiting! Fairly certain that I knew Noah had Down syndrome based on this picture from the delivery room. Looking at your precious new addition you may or may not notice anything out of the ordinary about their appearance. Your pediatrician however likely knew instantly when they saw your baby that something was different.
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder. It is also called trisomy It includes certain birth defects, learning problems, and facial features. A child with Down syndrome also may have heart defects and problems with vision and hearing. How severe or mild these problems are varies from child to child.
In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes. Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which are inherited from each parent. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome
When a child is born with Down syndrome DS , he or she has three 21 chromosomes rather than the typical two. Perhaps, then, it's no coincidence that there's been a lot of coverage lately of a newly published Spanish study that suggests a compound in green tea may be able to reduce the facial morphology, the flattened facial profile and nose , indicative of Down syndrome. Within the former, different dosages produced drastically different results, and so the scientists are not recommending the treatment of anyone with green tea extract right now. Still, the research is interesting and worth following going forward. Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition , occurring in one in every babies born in the U.