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What are ALL causes of Down Syndrome Diagnosis before a baby is born?

My brother is having a baby in a few months. His girlfriend called us up and tells us that the dr said the baby might have Down Syndrome...
I want to know if in any way, could it be brought on by the way she takes care of herself? By smoking weed or drinking alcohol? Please help me with this one...

downs is caused by a genetic mishap, they have more chromosomes than we do.. its nothing that she could have prevented.. although sometimes the age of the woman can take part in birth defects and syndromes in a baby.. Usually they say if the woman is over 35, there are more risks.
smoking and drinking isnt good for the baby but really its going ot cause other problems with the child like possibly being slow or having medical problems in the immediate or long term after being born.  (+ info)

What is a syndrome where hands in feet in young children outgrow their bodies?

My cousin has a heart murmur and has to have surgery. The Doctors have also said that he has a syndrome which Im not sure the exact name but it's something where they have said his hands and feet will outgrow his body and his body will stop growing and his heart will overload and that he probaly won't live past 10 yrs old. I wanted to research it but I'm not sure the exact name of the syndrome to look it up.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I am currently pregnant and was told this was genetic?

i dont know...marfan syndrom maybe?  (+ info)

What's the difference between being a sociopath and Asperger's syndrome?

I have heard a fair amount about Asperger's syndrome lately. How does it differ from being a sociopath?
Isn't the no feeling for others, no empathy a symptom of asperger's?

Sociopaths lack the ability to feel empathy, guilt, and remorse (for the knowledge of hurting others). They essentially have no conscience and their sense of right and wrong, though they have the ability to know what society considers right and wrong, and they usually have the ability to acknowledge that others have this odd sense of emotion that they are lacking. The often tend to be experts at socializing, but to a sociopath, another human is really no different from an interactive object.

A person with Aspgerger's Syndrome can feel empathy, guilt, and remorse. The person with Asperger's Syndrome just does not have an innate ability to catch on to the rules of socialization. They also tend to have trouble picking up on subtle social cues.

So people with Asperger's Syndrome basically have a non-verbal communication deficit while sociopaths have a lack of ability to feel. They are two different things.  (+ info)

What syndrome causes very slow aging process in children?

I saw some abc special about a girl with this syndrome. she was 15 years old, but her body was that of a 3-year old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lEjEXNhfqs  (+ info)

Piriformis Syndrome and sciatic nerve treatment, any recommendations?

I have piriformis syndrome,diagnosed two weeks ago and it's not improving, the dr says give it time. Does anyone have tried and true remedies for relief? Any ideas welcomed.

Here is your alternative treatment answer. Almost all sciatica and piriformis are caused by inner stress/tension/anxiety and not because of a structural imbalance.
The treatment: pay attention to how you are creating inner stress with your thoughts and behaviors. For example: habitual worry and being overly self-conscious, having a controlling and perfectionist behavior, or holding in feelings like anger and resentment. All of these thought patterns and behaviors cause inner tension that our autonomic nervous system uses to activate a process called oxygen deprivation. Lack of oxygen and blood to muscle and nerve tissue causes pain symptoms that we feel and get diagnosed as sciatica, piriformis and back pain. So the key is to recognize when you are creating inner tension and then redirect out of the thoughts and behaviors that are the cause.
Hope this helps. I ended 3 years of piriformis with this treatment.

Monte Hueftle  (+ info)

What kind of financial support is availsble for an adult with treacher collins syndrome?

A member of my family has treacher collins syndrome and currently does'nt have enough money to pay the surgery that is needed.This family member has a mild case,the eyes are small slant down slightly,no hearing loss,the main thing is how he feels about himself,society can be crule and not very understanding.Currently he lives in chicago so if anyone has any info please please reply.Thanks so much.

I would try this site, looks to have some useful information

http://www.craniofacial.net/treacher_collins_syndrome.htm  (+ info)

Is it normal to be afraid my baby will be born with down syndrome?

I am due in a few weeks and I am afraid my baby will be born with down syndrome, or something wrong with her. Is this intuition or is this just normal fears of expecting? Has anyone else experienced this?

Your concern is completely normal. When my wife was pregnant, she worried about just about every medical condition you can think of. The fact that she's a doctor only made it worse because she knew about all sorts of other medical conditions most people wouldn't have thought to worry about.

The good news in this case is that testing for down syndrome is actually standard. It's part of the triple screen test they usually do somewhere between week 15 and 20. If you saw your OB/GYN during that time the test was probably done. (Do you remember them drawing blood from you?) If the tests came back normal, then there's probably nothing to worry about. If you don't remember the test being done, you can probably call your doctor's office and ask if they did a triple screen test and what the results were.

Congratulations to you in advance - may your child be born healthy and happy.  (+ info)

How to fall pregnant with polycystic ovaries syndrome?

I am 21 and have had polycystic ovary syndrome for awhile now .
My partner and I want to try to have kids soon but it is hard to now when or if my body wants to ovulate please help?

While your condition does make conceiving difficult it isn't impossible. Your best bet would be to chart your cycles and your basal body temperature. From that you will be able to notice patterns and your most likely fertile days as well as if you are not ovulating at all. Taking an ovulation test around the time you are fertile can also be a good indicator of if and when you are ovulating.  (+ info)

How can a person with chronic fatigue syndrome get more energy?

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome about 2 years ago and I have found a way to cope without pain. My biggest problem now is the fatigue.

I would have 2 things checked.....your iron level and your thyroid. Both can cause severe fatigue.

Other ideas include eating fruit for natural sugar as apposed to sugary foods. 10 minutes, 2 times a day of exercise can also help. It doesn't have to be a lot and you can work up to doing more than that if you want to.

If you are not sleeping well at night, I would also ask your doctor about starting a low dose of Trazadone. It helped me greatly and I felt much better during the day.

The biggest thing that helped me was regular chiropractic adjustments. I have Fibromyalgia (although you'd never know it now), spinal stenosis, High Blood Pressure, hypothyroidism and IBS. I also get chronic migraines. Chiropractic has improved my life 100%. I see my chiropractor 1 time a week and I virtually have no symtoms! I have been seeing a chiropractor for 15 months now.

Hope all of this helps!  (+ info)

How many confirmed cases of Beckwith Wiedaman Syndrome have been reported?

Specifically in children, is there anyone, anywhere that can treat this syndrome?

check the mayo clinic web site ... click all of the information links ... there are 9 sections, I am not going to post them all since you can get to them all from the first one ...

if the doctor who diagnosed your child does not know any of this information, then find a doctor who is more current with conditions and treatments ...

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/wilms-tumor/DS00436/DSECTION=4  (+ info)

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