What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is defined
The various symptoms which can be observed in a child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are mental retardation, birth defects, abnormal facial features, growth problems, central nervous system (CNS) problems, hearing problems, learning problems and behavioral problems, etc.
Diagnosis of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can only be done by an experienced physician through observing the child’s symptoms and observing the history mother’s exposure to alcohol.
Treatment of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: - There is no cure for the disease because of the permanent damage to the central nervous system. However children who are having this disease can be helped by providing medical and dental care like providing eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc according to the prevailing disease symptoms and placing them in special schools for treating their behavioral issues.
Prevention of the Disease: - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can only be prevented by avoiding drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
Research Studies: - The Research Studies conducted at various centers are summarized below:-