The severity of the condition can vary, but FAS in general results in problems with brain development, intellectual ability, and physical defects, particularly of the face. Associated signs and symptoms can include
- delayed development,
- failure to thrive,
- learning disability,
- low birth weight,
- short stature,
- slow growth,
- antisocial behavior,
- impulsivity, and
Other symptoms and signs can include
- a misshapen or abnormal appearance of the face,
- congenital heart disease,
- hearing loss,
- intellectual disability,
- poor coordination,
- speech impairment, and
- vision disorders.
Cause of fetal alcohol syndrome
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is the cause of FAS, and no known amount of alcohol has been proven safe during pregnancy.
Other fetal alcohol syndrome symptoms and signs
- A Misshapen or Abnormal Appearance of the Face
- Antisocial Behavior
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Hearing Loss
- Intellectual Disability
- Poor Coordination
- Slow Growth
- Speech Impairment
- Vision Disorders
Main Article on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Symptoms and Signs
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