In addition to intellectual and developmental disabilities, children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk for certain health problems. However, each individual with Down syndrome is different, and not every person will have serious health problems. Many of these associated conditions can be treated with medication, surgery, or other interventions.
Some of the conditions that occur more often among children with Down syndrome include:
The conditions listed above are ones that are commonly found in children with Down syndrome. Adults with Down syndrome may have many of these as well as additional health issues. Visit the What are the health issues for adults with Down syndrome? section on the Other FAQs page for more information.13
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