Health Risks

Children with Down syndrome face some of the same health risks as their non-disabled peers, but also face a much higher risk of certain congenital abnormalities that impact their health status. For example, they are significantly more likely to develop the medical problems:

Len Leshin, MD is a pediatrician who specializes in the care of children with Down syndrome (and also the father of a child with Down syndrome). Click here to visit his comprehensive site, emphasizing the health issues of individuals with Down syndrome.