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Dr. Rekha Singh

Geneticist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Rekha Singh is a popular Geneticist in Punjagutta, Hyderabad. She is currently practising at Nizam's Institute Of Medical Sciences in Punjagutta, Hyderabad. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rekha Singh on Lybrate.com.

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My son 24 yrs he is by born downsyndrom patient what can I do? any treatment available?

DIABETES MANAGEMENT
Geneticist, Hyderabad
Hi There is developmental delay in all spheres (motor, adaptive and social) in children with Down’s syndrome and most common genetic cause of learning disability & mental retardation. As there is no curative therapy, counseling has a central role to play in the management. Having Down's syndrome child can be challenging at times. But with help professional support, most people are able to have healthy, active and more independent lives. There are many children who have done wonders and hence take it as chanllenge and support your kid to develop and learn.
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Can you please help in interpreting Perkin Elmer & NT Scan Test results. Down Syndrome Final Risk- 1: 55129. Edwards' Syndrome Final Risk-1: 10. Patau's Syndrome Final Risk-1: 10.

PHD - Science
Geneticist, Mumbai
Can you please help in interpreting Perkin Elmer & NT Scan Test results. Down Syndrome Final Risk- 1: 55129. Edwards'...
For Edward syndrome (Trisomy 18) and Patau syndrome (Trisomy 13) there is high risk. Hence you will have to do Amniocentesis to rule out the risk.

I am 35 year old and during combined screening test iugr risk factor is 1: 35.there is no chromosomal abnormality and no downs syndrome. Should I be worry or not.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
I am 35 year old and during combined screening test iugr risk factor is 1: 35.there is no chromosomal abnormality and...
What is the weight of the baby. And what's the cause leading to iugr. It depends in that if only concern iugr but weight above 2 kg then no need to worry except few days of stay in nicu. For training the guts. Best regards.

I'm getting married soon. I'm 33 years old. So I fear about the risk of Down's syndrome. I read that taking folic acid early would reduce the risk. I want to know if that is true and the dosage of folic acid to be taken.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Raigad
I'm getting married soon. I'm 33 years old. So I fear about the risk of Down's syndrome. I read that taking folic aci...
First c, down syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. During pregnancy folic acid along with DHA helps to prevent down syndrome. So you can take it after consulting Dr.

Down Syndrome - Signs & Symptoms You Must Not Ignore!

BHMS, MD-Homeopathy, PGPC - Preventive Cardiology
Homeopath, Delhi
Down Syndrome - Signs & Symptoms You Must Not Ignore!

Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome. A genetic condition, it causes physical and cognitive impairments and can lead to disabilities and increase the risk of a number of health problems.

Causes
Each cell in our body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes where one chromosome in the pair comes from the mother and the other comes from the father. But in the individuals with Down syndrome, the chromosome 21 has an extra copy. This means that there are three copies instead of the usual two. The reasons behind this genetic abnormality remains unknown as of yet, but there are a few risk factors that might increase the chances of the condition.

  • Women who are older than 35 years of age have a higher risk of their children being born with Down syndrome.
  • If a woman has a child with Down syndrome, then chances are that the next child might be born with the condition as well.
  • Though uncommon, Down syndrome has been seen to have been passed from parent to child.

Symptoms
Children born with Down syndrome exhibit certain characteristic symptoms which include flattened facial features, a short neck and eyes that slant upwards. Ears that are atypically shaped and muscles that lack tone are also symptoms of Down syndrome. Physical growth and development of the child are also hindered by the condition. A child with Down syndrome might also display social and mental disabilities that include a short span for attention, a lack of judgment and issues with impulse control.

Complications
Down syndrome can lead to a number of medical complications that include but are not limited to visual impairment, leukemia, chronic constipation, dementia, hypothyroidism and Alzheimer’s disease in the later stages of life.

Homeopathic Treatments
Homeopathic treatment methods of Down syndrome focus on the development and improvement of the behavioral and cognitive abilities of a child with Down syndrome. The treatment that is usually prescribed includes homeopathic medicines and bio-neural supplements that help remedy the disorder. These also reduce the effects that the condition might exert on the physical growth and intellectual development of the child.

A child with Down syndrome might find it difficult to communicate and recognize objects and people. Homeopathic treatment can help remedy these shortcomings. Homeopathic treatment for Down syndrome should be initiated at the earliest possible in order to help the child with behavioral and physical development. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello doctor I have done my quadruple screen test it shows The calculated risk for Trisomy 21 is above the cut off which represents an increased risk. My nt scan is gud there is not any problem. My doctor suggested me to do amniocentesis test. I'm so tensed that can I go for this test or not. What will I do I just dont understand.

MBBS, MD-Pediatrics, DM - Medical Genetics
Geneticist, Gurgaon
Hello doctor I have done my quadruple screen test it shows The calculated risk for Trisomy 21 is above the cut off wh...
Hello lybrate-user, thank you for the question. If the risk in quadruple test is above the cut off for Trisomy21, then I would suggest a confirmatory test for the same. The confirmation can be done either by Amniocentesis or by Noninvasive prenatal test (NIPt). Amniocentesis is the USG guided procedure of drawing amniotic fluid which has fetal cells. These fetal cells can be examined for fetal chromosomes. It is a 100% test. The procedure related risk of miscarriage is very less- about 1 in 500. There is not much pain. NIPT confirms Down Syndrome up to 99.6%.it is done from mother's blood and hence no risk of procedure related miscarriage. But I think if your doctor has recommended Amniocentesis, then you should go for it. We Routine ly do it. It's a 10 mins procedure and is important for confirming the Trisomy21. I hope this is helpful.
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My son has down syndrome, and he is not gaining weight, hardly 50-60 gms per month though his diet is fair. I try to give him good varied diet but still unable to, his muscles are weak.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My son has down syndrome, and he is not gaining weight, hardly 50-60 gms per month though his diet is fair. I try to ...
Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don’t apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit

My sisters double marker shows positive. Downs syndrome 1: 198 possibility. She is 29 years old. Doctors have told her to undergo CVS and amniocentesis tests. All other features of the foetus are normal. Please suggest if the baby would be normal or there is 50-50 chances of downs syndrome. Nobody else in the family has this. 2 months aho she had a spontaneous miscarriage plus she has hypothyroid which is normal now. She is now four months pregnant.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My sisters double marker shows positive. Downs syndrome 1: 198 possibility. She is 29 years old. Doctors have told he...
It is very hard to tell if the child will have down's syndrome or not. It is only time that will tell and for that matter of fact, it is only chance and please think positively about the situation. The chances are very less and even if it turns out to be so, downs kids are trainable. I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!

Hello sir, My friend just delivered a baby girl but the child specialist is doubting the baby with down syndrome. Will the baby be normal if under treatment.

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hello sir, My friend just delivered a baby girl but the child specialist is doubting the baby with down syndrome. Wil...
If baby is just delivered then it is not possible to say if baby has down syndrome. Many times atypical facial features raises the doubt. Diagnosis can be confirmed after Specialized test, known as Karyotyping. Also few tests done on mother before delivery of a baby will help in this case. Down syndrome happens due to some fault in genes. Baby borns with different features. There is no medicine to cure it. Once baby becomes old enough then according to its abilities, he can be given occupational therapy so that baby can carry out routine work independently. They can be given education in special schools. There are many local and national and international support groups. If diagnosis is confirmed then parents may join one of the Down syndrome support group.
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I have a brother of age 18 which is also down syndrome. Now he is in dka (diabetic ketoacidosis) diagnose first time with diabetes. I want to know what is the proper treatment of to this medical emergency.

Diploma In Paediatric
Pediatrician, Patna
I have a brother of age 18 which is also down syndrome. Now he is in dka (diabetic ketoacidosis) diagnose first time ...
Needs intensive care. Hydrating and insulin infusion is the treatment along with symptomatic and supportive treatment. Continuous monitoring of vitals and urine output.
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