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how can noise impact someone's emotional and mental health?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Noise: Think of it this way: what noise do you hate more than anything? How do you feel when you hear it? Now, imagine hearing it and not being able to turn it off or get away from it. Imagine the stress and helplessness you'd be feeling by that point?

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Do fibroids have an impact pregnancy?

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Dr. Serena Chen
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Most women with fibroids do not have problems conceiving and can have a safe and healthy pregnancy. However, sometimes fibroids can cause significant fertility and pregnancy issues. Many women wonder if they should have surgery before conceiving. This is a very individualized decision. Please talk with your gyn or a reproductive endocrinologist. Consider a second opinion before major surgery.
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What is the emotional impact of miscarriage?

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Grieving: A miscarriage to many women is the same as a death of a child and especially a dream. The emotional impact is vast and can be long lasting. As care givers we need to allow adequate time for grieving.
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What impact will having fragile bones have on my pregnancy?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Need for Calcium: Difficult question without more info. If you have osteopenia or osteoporosis, the conditions can get worse as the baby's calcium demands increase. Make sure you are taking your calcium and vitamin d in consultation with your dr.
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Will my emotions return to normal after pregnancy?

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Dr. Lesley Meister
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Yes: It only takes about 2 weeks for the pregnancy hormones to leave your body during which time 66% of postpartum women will experience "baby blues." a minority of these women will go on to have postpartum depression. Risk factors include prior history of depression, baby admitted to nicu.
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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

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Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 33 years experience
Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects.

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