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I was currently diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.What could i do to minimize it?


I was currently diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.What could i do to minimize it?
Im 19 years old and need a job but with my condition its impossible.I live near hillside,Illinois and want to know where could i find a job to work where they could accept me with aspergers syndrome.
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You should ask your doctor about Cymbalta. It could help with general anxiety and the depression that most Aspies deal with.

You could also try to be as social as you can. I know how hard this is for Aspies but it will help combat the loneliness. Friends, family or even a church or hobby club can provide the sense of belonging and acceptance everyone needs.  (+ info)

What is the chances of a baby having down syndrome ?


My sister is pregnant and she is will be 38 when she has the baby. Of course we still love it if the baby had down syndrome but , what are the chances that the baby would have downs ?
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The risk for her age is 1/177. This risk varies from person to person. I am 24 and my risk is 1/33. Anyone at any age can have a baby with down syndrome, its just a risk of being pregnant.  (+ info)

What is the type of mutation responsible for Down Syndrome and what for Turner syndrome?


What is the type of mutation responsible for Down Syndrome and what for Turner syndrome?
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Neither of these conditions is caused by a mutation - a mutation is a change in the base pair sequence of a gene. Down Syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome and Turner Syndrome is caused by a missing or damaged X chromosome.  (+ info)

What career could i get that helps people with down syndrome?


I had an epiphany today. After seeing a little girl give me her hand to shake it at church, i realized i want to work with kids who have down syndrome. Could i work at centers that take care of these kids? Any suggestions?
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You can work as a teacher in special education. You can get into speech pathology. You can work in occupational therapy. You could work with the older DS population and get into group homes and community specialist situations, where you would either do direct care of individuals or bring them out for community involvement, (grocery shopping, tee ball, church).

Or, you could adopt a baby with DS. It takes a special person. That might be you!  (+ info)

How do I prevent my prolonged QT syndrome from getting any worse?


I am a 14 year old girl who has just recently been diagnosed with prolonged QT syndrome. I have been recovering from Anorexia and Bulimia, which has caused this syndrome. Many people in y direct family have weak hearts and have gone into Cardiac Arrest. I do not know how how the medication is going to work on me and have not begun treatment yet. My doctors are seriously considering a Defibrillator. Should I get other ideas before this? Is there anything else i can do?
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It never hurts to get a second opinion. You don't mention which medication you haven't started yet. Whatever it is, I say, try it and see, but trust the opinion of your doctors. If they are considering a defibrillator, go with that. It can and will save your life. And you know that you HAVE to give up anorexia and bulimia, don't you. Is this the treatment you mention? If you are at the point of needing a defibrillator, your heart will absolutely NOT be able to endure ANY more anorexia or bulimia. You'll die if you indulge anymore. You do get that don't you. Your doctors are trying to save your life. I want you to let them. And good luck to you.  (+ info)

How to cope with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?


I am 18 years old female
127 pounds
and been diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
I am a full time student. So coping with it is quite hard, any ideas?

For now, I take beta blockers...

What are some good ways to deal with this stupid syndrome?
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I have POTS too! It's a hard illness to have. Try joining www.dynakids.org
It's a fabulous support and advice site for teens with POTS, and has totally changed my life.  (+ info)

What is the genotype of cri du chat syndrome?


What are the possible genotypes of the parents that have children with cri du chat syndrome? Or what are the genotypes of the children with cri du chat syndrome?
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um... its a chromosome 5p deletion that causes all the problems. It would be noted as
"46, XX (XY if male) 5p-" in the child. This disease doesn't follow a Mendallion inheritance pattern. It occurs due to random mutations. And the child usually don't have offspring of their own. if you have more questions please ask, hope that helps.

P.S. I expect a 16 yr old to know what Mendallion inheritance is because my 16 year old sister knows. In fact, she reminded me of his name.  (+ info)

what is the difference between Klinefelters and Turners syndrome?


i have to do a project on turners syndrome. i accidentally picked klinefelters in the beginning when we were choosing project subjects. i'm in 7th grade, i didn't know any better! i started researching the history on wikipedia, and it GROSSED ME OUT!!! it was the male reproductive system, i'm squemish. another boy got turners syndrome, about the female reproductive system. he switched with me. i know that it has to do with having an extra chromosome, but are there anymore differences other than one is female, other is male?
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with turner syndrome the females actually have 1 less chromosome not an extra one, or sometimes only part of the X chromosome is missing. The reproductive system in turner syndrome is only 1 small part of the condition. They tend to have non functioning ovaries. Womb, cervix and vagina are usually quite normal.
Turner syndrome girls have short stature which is helped by giving daily growth hormone injections until final adult height is achieved (around 16-18yrs of age) it's not unusual these days in the UK to start this treatment aged 18 months.
estrogen treatment is given around the age of 12/13yrs to give the girl puberty changes, then progesterone is added to give the girl a monthly bleed (period)
other problems that may be present is
heart problems (surgery needed)
kidney problems
thyroid problems
diabetes
frequent ear infections
lymphodema , swelling of feet and hands, which is often how a new born is diagnosed
small lower jaw
high arched pallet in the mouth causing feeding problems
infertility due to the non functioning ovaries
each girl will be different, not all have the same symptoms, in the main they look very much like other girls so it can be hard to tell a girl/woman has turner syndrome.
there can be some learning problems but mostly that is very mild and most will attend mainstream school.  (+ info)

How can Wilson's Syndrome be treated at home without a prescription?


My doctor has done a complete blood count and says there is no thyroid problem b/c the blood tests were normal. She has no knowledge of Wilson's Syndrome. My symptoms are, low body temperature(between 97.0 - 98.3) consistantly, weight gain, even with extra work outs and diet, dry skin, frequent swallowing trouble, excessive tiredness,& dry eyes. I would love to hear of some at home remedies or supplements that may help. Thank you.
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stop the yeast, sugar, corn, mushrooms and watch mister wilson go away!  (+ info)

What is progressive reversible encephalopathy syndrome?


My friend was just told her Aunt has this after a few weeks in hospital. I try looking it up so I can try and help her understand this but everytime I do It comes up as Posterior Reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Is there a diffrence ?
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It means she has something going on that has effected her brain, and that the doctors think it is reversible, .......she will get better.......if she does what it takes to get bettrer.
There are many possible causes of this, anywhere from nutrition deficiencis, to liver damage........  (+ info)

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