What is Down Syndrome?what type of disorderis downsyndrome
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21.
what type of disorder is Down Syndrome and what causes it?
DownSyndome is chromosome disorder, it is also known as trisomy 21, a condition where you have 47 chromosomes in each cell have 47 instead of 46 chromosomes. it is caused in cell division called nondisjuction.
What are the symptoms of Down syndrome and is it lethal? (deadly)
The symptoms of Down syndrome vary from person to person, and people with Down syndrome may have different problems at different times of their lives but can include symptoms such as; Decreased or poor muscle tone, Short neck, with excess skin at the back of the neck, and Flattened facial profile and nose. in the medical history of down syndrome only 10 to 15 times children have developed leukemia from down syndrome other than that down syndrome is not lethal.
how is Down Syndrome treated?
Unfortunately this disease or disorder can not be treated or cured as of right now, it is not contagious at all. today medical scientists have not found a cure for down syndrome
Is there a population greatly affected?
According to my researches and data there is no specific population or group of any kind who has a greater chance of receiving this disorder more than any other. about 6,000 babies are born with down syndrome each year, 1 out of every 691 babies with down syndrome live, 400,000 are are living with down syndrome in the United States.
What is the history of the Disease?
The term "down syndrome" comes from the man who discovered it who was john Landon down. the first information of down syndrome was in 1866, the research was gathered in 1959, and from there more and more people started having the disease but at that time the disease was not known well but research and understanding were improving.
How does it affect society?
In my opinion the way Down syndrome affects society today is sad, I actually volunteer to work with kids with disabilities, every Friday I work with bills special kids a baseball league for kids with special needs, I help coach and practice with these amazing children. It does not mean they have Down syndrome, the diseases these children have varies by them bsk doesn't not say no to any disabilitiy. But I believe Down syndrome does not hold a child back, yes they can not be the way other children are but they can still do so much, it is infortunate that they have these disabilities but it is not their fault so why blame them. Kids like this are disrespected and scared of by other kids it is cruel to discriminate a child with a disorder when it was not heir fault they have it. I feel people either pitty or are rude and scared of kids with done syndrome. They should be treated like regular children because in my eyes that's what any child with a disorder is.
Any technology or advances to cure this disease?
As of right now there is no way to cure Down syndrome, it is a disorder that can be caused by damaged eggs from you or your partner., it can be carried in your genes and passed on to your children. There is no way to prevent or be proactive about Down syndrome it is your genes or the condition of your eggs.
Any famous people with down syndrome?
Edward barbennell is a man with down syndrome whose only dream was to be on the big screen, he tried and tired and finally made it to the movies in the early 2000s. You may know eddy from his work in movies such as; hall pass, addicted to Fresno, the ringer, dumb and dumber 1 and 2, and the jackass series. Eddy has archived his goals with working with big well named actors such as: Jonny Knoxville and the javass crew, Jim cerry, Jeff Daniels, and Owen Wilson. He proves that anything is possible for anyone of any kind no matter the disorder, race, background, or environment.
Resources; my resources are my own personal knowledge due to the fact that I work with disabled children and two of my family members have Down syndrome. Other than that my resource would be imnbd.com for the information on Edward barbennell and the movies he stared in.