Down’s Syndrome

Also indexed as:Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome
Enjoy a higher quality of life by managing the medical conditions often associated with this genetic disease. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Enjoy a higher quality of life by managing the medical conditions often associated with this genetic disease. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Think zinc

    With a doctor's supervision, improve immune function, reduce infection rates, and stimulate growth by taking 1 mg per 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of body weight per day, along with a copper supplement providing 1 to 3 mg per day, as recommended by a doctor

  • Get some extra E

    Check with a nutritional health professional for advice on taking 100 to 400 IU per day vitamin E to improve antioxidant protection

  • Discover acetyl-L-carnitine

    Take 500 mg of this nutritional supplement three times per day to improve visual memory and attention

  • Get a checkup

    Work with a qualified healthcare provider to find out if celiac disease or other causes of food sensitivities may be compromising nutritional health

  • Work in a workout

    Increase physical activity to improve strength and endurance that can be compromised in people with Down’s syndrome

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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