Down Syndrome Prognosis
The doctor who is most familiar with a patient's situation is in the best position to discuss a person's Down syndrome prognosis and to explain what various Down syndrome statistics may mean for that person.
At the same time, it is important to understand that even the doctor cannot tell a person with Down syndrome exactly what to expect. Children and adults with Down syndrome have a wide range of abilities. A person with this condition may be very healthy, or he or she may present unusual and demanding medical and social problems at virtually every stage of life. Every person with Down syndrome is a unique individual.