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Alcohol Consumption Before Known Pregnancy
Is a fetus safe from excessive alcohol consumption at approx 8 weeks? Alcohol consumption and pregnancy
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
No, it is not: Alcohol can cause many abnormal heart rhythms, and none of them are very good for you, particularly if you are older and not in shape. Some of these abnormal rhythms, like atrial fibrillation ("holiday heart") can be serious and even life-threatening in some people, and if prolonged, can increase the chance of both heart failure and stroke. ...Read more
Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more
Not always, but...: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes, but we do know that drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause FAS even if you don't drink at all during the rest of the pregnancy! best option—no drinking while pregnant. Next best—stop drinking as early as possible in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Spicy helped?: Alcohol can damage the stomach lining, like food acid, stomach acid, or bacteria. Beer has lots of carbs which may buffer a spicy meal, or a small amount of wine. Antacids, acid blocking medications are available over the counter, stronger by prescription for daily heartburn that persists. ...Read more
No: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's& again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain & many suggest much of the ADD we see today is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe. ...Read more
I've read male alcohol consumption before conception can cause birthdefect/misscarriage by entering the egg/embryo. how long can alcohol stay in semen
It certainly might: It appears that exposure to marijuana during embryonic/fetal development can cause behavior problems. Exactly when during development the danger happens is unknown but we do know that marijuana substances can stay in your body for quite some time even after you stop. Why subject your children to such risk? Besides all this, smoking *anything* puts carbon monoxide and other poisons in your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can there be any scientific proof between pregnant women drinking alcohol and having alcoholic children?
Maybe: Antenatal alcohol exposure can lead to a developmentally delayed or disabled child. Alcohol can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which can injure many organ systems & may affect the person for a lifetime. Antenatal alcohol exposure increases risk for adhd, & other neurologic conditions that predispose to alcoholism in later life. Doctors rightly advise against alcohol consumption during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding: Depends on where you are bleeding from. Some people get alcoholic gastritis and bleed from their stomachs, etc. If you mean bleeding from vagina, please see your ob-gyn physician. Also, please don't drink alcohol at all when pregnant. This compromises your baby's development, and is not fair to him or her. ...Read more
Maybe: Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter your blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby.It is well documented that the newborn of a marijuana smoker will have a smaller skull volume ; the question of related learning problems has been difficult to sort out. Reliable data based on single agent exposure is not readily available. ...Read more
Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more
How does alcohol use increase risk of cancer?I thought only carcinogens cause cancer.Can moderate alcohol use cause this?Or is it only heavy drinking?
Metabolites: There's talk of acetaldehyde, an alcohol metabolite, actually damaging DNA. If so, it's weak. You decision to have an occasional drink doesn't need to be governed by cancerphobia; no risk has been shown. You can't avoid all carcinogens. Abuse of alcohol is a possible promoter because it kills cells off that need to be replenished -- this is how ANYTHING can be "shown to cause cancer." ...Read more
Which alcohol withdrawal symptoms can happen after only about 3 or 4 weeks of nightly consumption?
After Alcohol: Delerium tremens or dts can occur even after regular chronic alcohol consumption is abruptly terminated in some people. Marked by hallucinations, cardiovascular instability and seizures. More likely you will experience tremors, headaches, fatigue, sleep changes, irritability, agitation and in some cases palpitations. Your consumption amount will also impact the degree of symptoms experienced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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