Mental retardation epilepsy bulbous nose

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Mental Retardation – epilepsy – bulbous nose refers to a form of intellectual disability that is characterized mainly by below-average mental ability, sudden periods of continuous shaking of the entire body, and a deformed nose shaped like a bulb. Individuals with this form of intellectual disability often have problems concentrating on tasks. They also have problems breathing and sometimes seeing because of their bulbous nose. 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 also often diagnosed during childhood. Doctors diagnose this form of intellectual disability if frequent periods of shaking and an abnormal nose shape 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 based on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Brain specialists,neurologists, can provide treatment for the epileptic symptoms. Treatments include various medications, surgery, and changes to one’s diet. Nose specialists can perform surgery to treat the nose and relieve breathing and vision problems. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by intellectual disability.

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