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Doctor insights on: At What Age Does Reflux Peak In Babies And When Does It Resolve

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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Does nearsightedness get worse with age or does it level off at some point? At what age does it typically become stable?

Does nearsightedness get worse with age or does it level off at some point? At what age does it typically become stable?

Myopia: Most people with myopia typically stabilize in their twenties. Some however can progress even into their late thirties. A very infrequent form of myopia is progressive or degenerative myopia which is problematic. As the eye ages, the lens of the eye hardens which can affect your eye prescription. With cataract formation a condition of worsening myopia may happen. ...Read more

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When does the starte reflex stop being so strong in babies? Is it concerning in a 9 week old? He does it and wakes hisself crying as well as awake.

When does the starte reflex stop being so strong in babies? Is it concerning in a 9 week old? He does it and wakes hisself crying as well as awake.

Normal: I see it strong up to 3 months awake and 4 months asleep. It begins to fade as babies nervous system begins to mature. The kids are often a bit unhappy when these involuntary movements happen, but they are normal. ...Read more

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At what age in a baby does baby acne typically appear?

At what age in a baby does baby acne typically appear?

Newborn: Baby acne usually appears in the first few weeks and can last a couple months. ...Read more

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When does anxiety start in life? Can it happen later on in life or does it just happen when you're young and get worse as you age?

When does anxiety start in life? Can it happen later on in life or does it just happen when you're young and get worse as you age?

Any age: People of any age can develop problems with anxiety. See your doctor if you think you are having anxiety problems. In addition meditation, yoga and exercise can be very helpful to decrease anxiety levels. ...Read more

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Will my metabolism ever slow down? At what age does this generally happen?

Will my metabolism ever slow down? At what age does this generally happen?

Yes it will : Yes it will. Hormones are released into the bloodstream and exert biochemical effects on receptor sites to regulate our body’s temperature, metabolism, reproduction, growth, aging and immune functions. Unfortunately, as the body ages, the levels of hormones diminish, slowing down functions such as metabolism. Age varies for each individual depending on overall health and exercise. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hands cannot stay steady at a young age?

What does it mean when your hands cannot stay steady at a young age?

Doctor can evaluate: Some disorders can cause shakiness. A primary care doctor and a neurologist can do a thorough evaluation to see where the problem might be. Possible causes include hereditary disorders, nerve problems, blood sugar problems, Insulin imbalances, thyroid issues, other hormone problems, certain infections, blood disorders, liver disease, alcohol or drug use, caffeine, medication effects, etc... ...Read more

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Pain in my anus - it happens periodically (every 2-3 months) - in the middle of the night (never during the day) - it is so strong that i wake up and it takes 5-10 minutes before it goes away - it does not seem to be related to my sexual activity (it happ

Pain in my anus - it happens periodically (every 2-3 months)
- in the middle of the night (never during the day)
- it is so strong that i wake up and it takes 5-10 minutes before it goes away
- it does not seem to be related to my sexual activity (it happ

There : There are many reasons for anal pain. You need to see a colon and rectal surgeon so he can examine you to make sure you don't have a fissure or another cause of the pain. If you are about to turn 40 and you are having colorectal complaints a colorectal surgeon might also recommend doing a colonoscopy for you as well as part of your evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a newborn baby to breathe at an irregualr rhythm and is it normal for their belly to move up and down drastically when they do?

Is it normal for a newborn baby to breathe at an irregualr rhythm and is it normal for their belly to move up and down drastically when they do?

Setting the system: After birth, babies system must decide how often and deep to breathe, with variation needed for changes in activity.This process produces noticeable irregularity in early breathing from fast and shallow to deep or not at all. Belly breathing is part of this transition.After the babies system sorts out the issue their breathing pattern becomes more consistent. It takes many weeks of trial and error ...Read more

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Does every girl/woman get breast growth pains? And if not, does it effect how they turn out?

Does every girl/woman get breast growth pains? And if not, does it effect how they turn out?

Breast tenderness: Can occur around the time of your menstrual period. They are not growing pains. If you are noticing the growth of a mass or a particular area of tenderness, see your doctor. ...Read more

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If a panic attack reaches its peak usually in 15 mins does that mean if we can wait it out and fight it, we will feel calm again? Without meds?

If a panic attack reaches its peak usually in 15 mins does that mean if we can wait it out and fight it, we will feel calm again? Without meds?

Yes: Panic attacks resolve themselves. So even though they seem like a medical emergency when they happen, you don't actually need to do anything for them to go away. It is important that you know this so that you don't panic about panic attacks and end up allowing them to control your life. ...Read more

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My 9 day old baby boys resp rate is around 55.Sometimes after a big feed it can be as high as 75,whilst fast asleep it comes down to 45.is this ok?

My 9 day old baby boys resp rate is around 55.Sometimes after a big feed it can be as high as 75,whilst fast asleep it comes down to 45.is this ok?

Neonatal respiratory: Normal respiratory rates in newborns less than one month old is 30-60/minute. It is not uncommon for new infants to have very transient increases in respiratory rate, but these are NOT associated with color changes or respiratory distress. Expansion of the stomach after a feeding can cause increased rates due to stomach expansion, but this should not be prolonged. ...Read more

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When is the teenage brain fully developed? Does it change in adulthood at all?

When is the teenage brain fully developed? Does it change in adulthood at all?

Takes time: Data suggests the interconnections of the maturing brain are finished at 22 yrs in women and 25 yrs in men. Why the difference exists is unclear. Most teens enter into a more sensitive period of perception by age 14-15, away from a less perceptive brain that emerges at 8-10. ...Read more

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How many weeks does a child start kcking in the stomach?

How many weeks does a child start kcking in the stomach?

Early kicks not felt: Most first timers will notice fetal movement between 18-21 wks while those with more experience feel it at 16 wks. ...Read more

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My heart rate will sometimes fall below 60 (54-60) when at rest, is this bradicardia or does it need to be below 60 all of the time?

My heart rate will sometimes fall below 60 (54-60) when at rest, is this bradicardia or does it need to be below 60 all of the time?

Yes: Bradycardia is defined as a heart rate <60. The moment your hr drops to 59, you have bradycardia. There's nothing wrong with that, btw - it's often a sign of good health. ...Read more

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When will baby starts playing with other babies and when will stranger anxiety start.is it normal for 6 month baby not to play with otherbabies?

When will baby starts playing with other babies and when will stranger anxiety start.is it normal for 6 month baby not to play with otherbabies?

6 month old: A six month old can roll from back to front and front to back, some may be able to sit up. No stranger anxiety typically until 9 month and later. Too young to be playing with other children, may be interested in what others are doing, may smile at them but will not interact with other children in a cooperative manner. ...Read more

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When does ancephaly develop? What age should they see it on ultrasound?

When does ancephaly develop? What age should they see it on ultrasound?

Absent brain: Most of the major organs have formed by 8-12 weeks so it may be possible to detect some defect at this early age. Certainly with the blood tests for neural tube defects, the fetus is large enough by 18-20 weeks to tell for sure, which is when most fetal anatomy us take place. ...Read more

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Detailed info on the prognosis of postviral gastroparesis? Does it recover suddenly/slowly? Can it get very bad before then (tubes)? Does age matter?

Detailed info on the prognosis of postviral gastroparesis? Does it recover suddenly/slowly? Can it get very bad before then (tubes)? Does age matter?

Gastroparesis: This should resolve in a short time. Reglan (metoclopramide) will help. Take care not to over eat at any single sitting. Eat slowly, chew food well, eat small meals, don't get constipated. You will not require feeding tube. Younger age is more likely to resolve ...Read more

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Does the cream for tight foreskin work at my age which is 17 and how long does it take to work! and will it actually work at my age!?

Does the cream for tight foreskin work at my age which is 17 and how long does it take to work! and will it actually work at my age!?

steroids may work: Betamathasone cream three timed a day for one month under a urologist supervision, may loosen the tight foreskin , it can be extended for 2 more months , but again you should see a urologist. ...Read more

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