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How do people with down syndrome usually die?

Heart defects, leukemia, and frequent infections afflict people with Down! Modern medicine allows most to live into adulthood! Any Suggestions here?


  1. Sharon M Reply:

    My son died of down when he was 1 year old with complications of pneumonia, and a very high fever.At the time of his death we had to lean him into pillows as he could not sit up, could not feed himself and was still on baby food. He could not crawl or walk. For many years I blamed God for taking him from me only to realize after 50 years God spared me the pain and also the pain of my child from growing up with this disease. Forgive me God and thank you for what you did.

  2. Sun Reply:

    People with Angelman syndrome live just as long as other people do. Most babies with Canavan disease die within 18 months and few patients Down syndrome is usually caused by the 21st chromosome creating an extra copy of itself. Source:

  3. Chan Reply:

    You have probably seen people who have Down syndrome. Kids with Down syndrome usually have trouble learning and are slower to learn how to But despite their challenges, kids with Down syndrome can go to regular schools, make Others would die from their heart problems or other problems they had at birth.

  4. Charles Reply:

    Individuals with Down syndrome have a greatly increased morbidity rate, primarily because of infections involving impaired immune response. The high mortality rate later in life may be the result of premature aging. Source:

  5. Michele Reply:

    Down’s syndrome usually isn’t deadly as such. However, it brings with it a couple of medical problems, like high blood presure and such, which tends to shorten the life span of afflicted persons. Source:

  6. Eulah Reply:

    They don’t anymore. The avg. lifespan for someone with Down syndrome is 80. They used to die young because there was a lack of proper healthcare Source:

  7. Vernie Reply:

    Are people with turner’s syndrome or kleinfelters syndrome actually intersex people? They have like xxx or xxy or some other gene variation! I read some “women” with turner’s

  8. Charity Reply:

    Based upon the knowledge that anything created cannot disappearId need a lot of evidence before accepting that even as a hypothesis, as the opposite seems very much to apply in many situations!Most especially patterning and high-level structure can disappear! If this were based on a cruel universe, !!!Try an indifferent one, and see how it fits the observed data!Adding extra dimensions for convenience, or to add more freedom is pretty much a null hypothesis too, unless evidence can be provided to demonstrate them!By the same route of adding entities one might just as easily arrive at The Matrix or eXistenZOr Philip Gosses Omphalos and a universe created with apparent age, which leads to Last Thursdayism! being an equally valid concept! you cant even delete things once it is saved on a computer, it only goes to cyber-space!!!think of that!Something saved (only) on my computer goes where if the hard disk catches fire??: Not to to cyber-space at all! Rather, entropy wins, formatted data is corrupted, information is lost!PS! Im on the autistic spectrum! I like the way it lets me think!

  9. Vanda Reply:

    Why do people with Down syndrome die young? Does an extra chromosome cause down syndrome? Down's syndrome usually isn't deadly as such.

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