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Are there alternative treatments for Down syndrome?

Alternative treatments for Down syndrome include hormone treatment and diet and nutritional supplements, among others. Proponents claim these treatments will improve cognitive delays, growth and development patterns, and even change the appearance of a person with Down syndrome. Yet, there is little scientific evidence that proves that these treatments work. If you are interested in an alternative treatment, make sure to talk to your doctor about the probable side effects and overall value of it.

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