Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death among people with learning disabilities.

Diabetes

People with a learning disability are more likely to have diabetes than the general population.

Dementia

People with a learning disability are more at risk of developing dementia – particularly people with Down’s syndrome.

Dental Problems

People with learning disabilities have poorer oral health and more problems accessing dental services than other people.

Epilepsy

About 1 in 3 people who have a mild to moderate learning disability also have epilepsy. This is more than in the general population.

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Research shows people with learning disabilities have a higher risk of gastrointestinal cancer. This means cancer in your stomach or food pipe.

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disorder (GORD)

50% of people with severe and 70% with profound learning disabilities or cerebral palsy have GORD.

Mental Health Problems

People with a learning disability can be more likely to experience poor mental health, and mental health conditions are not always recognised.

Obesity

People with learning disabilities are more likely to be overweight or obese, which increases the risk of health problems.

Sight and Hearing Loss (Sensory Impairments)

People with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely to have sight problems, and between 4 and 8 times more likely to have hearing loss.

Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)

Dysphagia is when you have problems swallowing, or can’t swallow at all.

Lung and Breathing Problems (COPD)

People with learning disabilities are more likely to have COPD than the general population.
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