What is it?

Fetal alcohol syndrome refers to a condition which is characterized by brain damage caused to the fetus due to maternal exposure to alcohol during pregnancy.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms include facial features including small eyes, thin upper lip, upturned nose, smooth skin surface between the nose and upper lip, joint deformities, growth difficulties, vision difficulties, hearing problems, and small head circumference. Central nervous system symptoms include poor coordination, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders, memory problems, attention deficits, poor judgements, hyperactivity , problems solving difficulties, social and behavioral problems.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination.


The damage from fetal alcohol syndrome is not reversible, but early intervention may help reduce some of the effects.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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