Resources/Down Syndrome Information
Health and Medical
Quality medical care throughout life is essential for individuals with Down syndrome, who have increased susceptibility to many health issues, including:
- Heart defects
- Vision problems
- Hearing impairment
- Thyroid problems
- Respiratory issues
- Sleep disorders (see also: Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Preparing for Your Child’s Sleep Study)
- Gastrointestinal issues and constipation
- Dental problems
- Childhood leukemia
- Early-onset Alzheimer’s and dementia
Below are links to helpful resources regarding medical care for children, youth, and adults with Down syndrome.
DSRF’s Physician Letter: A letter from Dr George Capone to medical professionals, highlighting health issues common to people with Down syndrome and directing them to crucial Down syndrome health resources.
Advocate Medical Group (Adult Down Syndrome Center)