Health Risks

Adults with Down syndrome are less likely to develop certain common age-related disorders than the population at large. For example, they have a lower incidence of:


INSTANT FEEDBACK:
Adults with Down syndrome have a lower incidence of some cardiac and respiratory disorders than other adults do.
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False

Adults with Down syndrome also face a higher incidence of some disorders than their non-disabled peers. These include:


INSTANT FEEDBACK:
While adults with Down syndrome share many health risks with the population at large, certain diseases and disorders are more prevalent in those adults with Down syndrome.
True
False

To learn more about the health needs of patients with Down Syndrome, consider visiting the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Health Care web page