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Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder. It is caused by changes in a gene that scientists called the FMR1 gene when it was discovered (Centers for disease control and prevention). The above infographic on spotting Fragile X syndrome is curated from the Fragile X Society. 

Alterations on the FMR1 gene causes Fragile X and as it passes through generations, it may also cause a woman to be a carrier of Fragile X syndrome. This can result in her having fertility problems or having children affected by fragile x syndrome.

The infographic above shares the signs that can help in spotting Fragile X Syndrome in your children. Additionally below mentioned are a few ways to identify these signs:

  • Looking at the face
  • Muscle tone
  • identifying autism/autistic traits
  • tracking mother reproductive health
  • looking at cognitive signs

You can also check out the infographic on Autism and Fragile X Syndrome.

If you have questions about Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, or other intellectual disabilities, or have concerns about developmental delays in a child, the Nayi Disha team is here to help. For any questions or queries, please contact our FREE Helpline at 844-844-8996. You can call or what’s app us. Our counselors speak different languages including English, Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, and also Bengali.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that this guide is for information purposes only. 

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