Alopecia Mental Retardation Hypogonadism
Type of disease: Rare conditions
Alopecia – Mental Retardation – Hypogonadism refers to a form of intellectual disability that is characterized mainly by a complete lack of hair at birth, below-average mental ability, and problems with the reproductive organs. Hence, individuals with this form of intellectual disability may have problems with sexual activity. Like other individuals with intellectual disability, an individual with this condition often has problems with reasoning and solving problems, as well as performing day-to-day tasks. The condition is often diagnosed during childhood. Doctors diagnose this form of intellectual disability if a lack of hair at birth and reproductive organ problems are observed. Signs like walking and talking late, slow mastering of basic tasks, and having difficulty remembering things may also suggest this condition in children. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Doctors may suggest patients to undergo hormone therapy to fix reproductive organ problems. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by intellectual disability.