Health Issues Associated with Down Syndrome

Not all people with Down syndrome have medical conditions.  Many are born fit and healthy. 

Like everyone else, people with Down syndrome may have a range of medical conditions. They need the same medical care as everyone else and they will learn to adapt their lives around the condition. 

Certain medical problems can be linked to Down syndrome and it can be overwhelming. 

It is important to know about them so that we don’t miss treatable conditions which make life harder for someone with Down syndrome. 

Some conditions occur more frequently in people with Down syndrome than other people.  

Sometimes we waste time worrying about them when the condition is still fairly rare. 

For more information on health conditions of people with Down syndrome, please go to the Health section on the website.