Is Down's disease curable?

Down syndrome affects each person in their own way, so there will be no general treatment for all babies with This Syndrome. But the earlier they receive medical attention, the more likely they are to live with all their potential.

1. Methods to support the treatment of Down's disease

Down's disease in a child is not a rare disease and it has a serious effect on the development of the child. Therefore, early diagnosis is extremely necessary to helpchildren enhance their physical and intellectual development, with the support of physical therapy experts and highly trained teachers who will help children learn a lot of skills, such as:

  • Eat and change clothes yourself
  • Flip, crawl and go
  • Play and get along with other friends
  • Thinking and solving problems
  • Talk, listen and understand others

Babies with Down's Syndrome need to be supported in a variety of ways, from crawling, walking to speaking and learning to integrate into society. Children need special attention at school, as well as may have health problems that require regular care.

Your child will need medical attention and support her to develop her skills as fully as possible thanks to the following team of doctors:

  • Pediatrician primary care and treatment
  • Pediatric Cardiologist
  • Pediatric Digestian
  • Pediatric Endetrics Doctor
  • Pediatrician in Development
  • Pediatric Neuron
  • Pediatric Ear Nose and Throat Doctor
  • Pediatric Eye Doctor
  • Speech Therapy Specialist
  • Physical therapy doctor

2. Down's disease and health problems


About half of babies with Down's Syndrome have problems with the structure and function of the heart

2.1 Hearing loss

Many children with Down's Syndrome have hearing loss in one or both hands. Therefore, your child may have to see an Ear Nose and Throat doctor regularly. Sometimes hearing problems are caused by condensation in the ear, causing the ear canal to become inflamed prolonged.

2.2 Problems with vision

Problems with vision are also common in children wearing Down syndrome. Your baby may need to see an eye doctor regularly as well as need to wear glasses, have surgery, or apply other treatments. Hearing and vision issues are important and need to be closely monitored as these two senses directly affect their ability to learn and communicate.

2.3 Cardiovascular diseases

About half of babies with Down's Syndrome have problems with the structure and function of the heart. Some serious diseases require surgery, some milder treaties may use medications to control.

2.4 Obstructive sleep apnea

This is a condition when sleeping, the person stops breathing and breathes again and again. Often a 4-year-old with Down's Syndrome will be tested for sleep apnea.

Currently, Share99 health system has implemented multi-sleep measurement service. Unlike normal sleep polysynthies that only diagnose sleep apnea due to obstruction, Share99 International Health Hub uses Sapphire PSG sleep polysynthage system. This is a comprehensive sleep monitoring system developed by CleveMed that can diagnose the cause of sleep apnea due to obstruction, central causes or mixed apnea. This machine system has 22 signal collection channels such as: Electroencephal, Electro electrolysis, electrocardigram, oxygen saturation measurement, airway pressure measurement, snoring determination, thoracic in touch, abdominal in touch, blood pressure, temperature …

2.5 Blood cancer

Children with Down's Syndrome are 10-20 times more likely to have this type of cancer. Blood cancer can be cured.

In addition, thyroid-related diseases such as thyroid dysfunction and other less common health problems include:

  • Intestinal obstruction: Some children with Down's disease have Hirschsprung's disease also known as congenital hypertroscopy or congenital colon lymphadenopathy, at the site of a clogged intestine. The treatment is surgery to remove the clogged intestines.
  • Inflammation. Babies with Down also have a weaker immune system, so they are more susceptible to getting sicker than usual. There is no way to cure this problem, but it can be improved by sufficient vaccination and the right dose.

3. Caring for and supporting children with Down syndrome


How to care for and support children with Down syndrome?

When you know your child has Down's Syndrome, it's a terrible feeling, from anger, fear, to anxiety and sadness. You don't know what's going to happen, whether you can afford to take care of your child with the defects they have to wear. At this time, the best antid solution to fear and anxiety is the source of information and support.

3.1 Find out information and consult your doctor about programs to support your baby in the area you live in

These are special programs for babies and young children with Down syndrome from an early age (usually until the age of 3) to help them develop mobility, language, social skills and self-help.

3.2 Finding the right school

Depending on the requirements of each child, parents should choose a high school or special education.

3.3 Look for families who share the same plight

Support groups for parents with children with Down's Syndrome are available locally or online. Family and friends will also be the shoulders to understand and rely on for you.

3.4 Participation in community and entertainment activities

Make time for family outings and social activities such as commune programs, sports or aptitude. While it will take time to integrate, parents and children can enjoy social and entertainment activities


Let your child participate in community and entertainment activities

3.5 Nurturing confidence

Your child may not be like other children, but with your support and practice, they can do their own work such as lunch packages, personal hygiene as well as changing clothes, cooking simple items and doing laundry.

Think of a brighter future, most people with Down's Syndrome often live with their family or independently, go to high school, read and write, participate in social activities, and get a job. People with Down's Syndrome can still have a full life.

Therefore, for the prevention and early detection of Down syndrome is extremely important; from there, take appropriate measures to monitor and handle. Down syndrome is currently incurable but can be detected early thanks to NIPT pre-birth screening with many advantages:

  • Early detection of the risk of disease (from the 10th week of gestation)
  • Accuracy up to 99.9%
  • It is safe for both mother and child to take about 10ml of blood from their veins for testing.

As a key area of Share99 Health System, Pediatrics always brings satisfaction to customers and is highly appreciated by industry experts with:

  • Gathering a team of leading doctors in Pediatrics:including leading experts, highly specialized (professors, associate professors, doctors, masters), experienced, used to work at large hospitals such as Bach Mai, 108.. The doctors are well-trained, professional, mind-centered, knowledgeable about the child's psychology. In addition to domestic pediatricians, pediatrics also has the participation of foreign experts (Japan, Singapore, Australia, USA) always pioneering the application of the latest and most effective treatment regimens.
  • Comprehensive services:In the field of Pediatrics, Share99 provides a chain of continuous medical examination and treatment services from Newborn to Pediatrics and Vaccines,… according to international standards to take care of your baby's health with parents from birth to adulthood
  • Intensive techniques:Share99 has successfully implemented many specialized techniques to make the treatment of difficult diseases in Pediatrics more effective: neurosurgery – skull, hematoma stem cell transplantation in cancer treatment.
  • Professional care:In addition to understanding the young psychology, Share99 also pay special attention to the children's play space, help them play comfortably and get acquainted with the hospital environment, cooperate in treatment, improve the efficiency of medical examination and treatment.

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About: Minh Quynh

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