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How Is Down Syndrome Diagnosed at birth? Down syndrome is detected at birth by the presence of some physical signs such as low muscle tone, an upward slant to the eyes, a single deep crease across the palm of the hand and a flattened facial profile. If these physical signs are present at birth, a chromosomal analysis called, “karyotype” is done to confirm the diagnosis. How to treat Down’s Syndrome? There is no any specific treatment for Down syndrome. But there are many methods to help these patients. The main step is to have good parenting skills and an ordinary family life without being depressed of having a baby with Down’s syndrome. Obesity can be a problem for older children and adults. Therefore it’s very important to avoid high-