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How does one trigger fetal alcohol syndrome?

How does one trigger fetal alcohol syndrome?

Alcohol consumption: There is no known "safe" amount or type of alcohol that can be consumed during pregnancy. There is also no known safe time. The sure way to avoid fetal alcohol syndrome is to avoid using any alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Definition)

Occurs when mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. Behavioral, learning and physical ...Read more


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Can there be any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Can there be any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many: The symptoms of mild fetal alcohol syndrome are quite varied. The history that the mother had significant alcohol intake during pregnancy points to fetal alcohol syndrome. These individuals could also have mild intellectual disabilities, fragile x syndrome, or other congenital disorder. The child should be evaluated by his primary physician and may need referral to a genetic specialist. Best of lu. ...Read more

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Are there any other disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many overlap: With adhd, learning disabilities, Asperger syndrome, a pediatrician with interests in developmental disorders could help you. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Please tell me if there are any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many: Full-blown fetal alcohol syndrome has features that are relatively distinctive for alcohol (the facial malformations, cardiac abnormalities and others), but mild fetal alcohol effects are similar to things that can be seen in women who smoke, use many other medications, and just spontaneously. These are learning disabilities, ADHD, other behavioral changes. While seen in FAE they aren't distinctive ...Read more

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Can fetal alcohol syndrome cause short noses?

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Can fetal alcohol syndrome cause short noses?

FAS: Facial features include narrow small eyes with large epicanthal folds, small head, small upper jaw, smooth groove in upper lip, thin upper lip, & short nose. ...Read more

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What chromosome can cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

What chromosome can cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol: Not a gene to cause it. Just the amount of alcohol imbibed during the pregnancy that damage the fetus. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal Alcohol Spec-: Trum Disorders are on http://www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov/Index. Aspx. FAS 1 criteria are characteristic facial features, prenatal & or post-natal growth failure & evidence of brain damage - intellectual disability, learning disorder, executive functions deficits, & or inability to understand cause & effect, with history of prenatal exposure to alcohol any time from 3 weeks post-conception to term. ...Read more

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So really want to know signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

So really want to know signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Learning disability: Trouble socializing and recognizing social cues given off by peers, trouble with reading, small brain size, hyperactivity, dislike of loud noises. ...Read more

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Can drunk dad cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Can drunk dad cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

No.: Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by alcohol intake during pregnancy when the alcohol crosses the placenta and harms the fetus. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a newborn has fetal alcohol syndrome?

How can I tell if a newborn has fetal alcohol syndrome?

Development: Most important is close monitoring of development. Accurate history of the mother's use of alcohol, drugs, and nutrition is rarely available. The baby may have small head and typical facial appearance, but outcome can not be predicted from this. Fancy scans and blood tests are of no value. A good infant stimulation program and close monitoring of development will help outcome. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for fetal alcohol syndrome?

Are there treatment guidelines for fetal alcohol syndrome?

Early dx helps: There are no treatments for the congenital defects or brain damage due to fetal alcohol syndrome (fas), but early diagnosis and special education to address the child's specific needs can improve their developmental outcome. The earlier a child with FAS is placed in the appropriate educational class and given comprehensive social services, the more improved their prognosis. ...Read more

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Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Children with Fetal: Alcohol Spectrum Disorders have deficits in executive functions because alcohol targets & kills neurons in the fetal frontal cortex. Inability to understand cause-&-effect, learn from mistakes, control impulses & resist peer pressure ^ risk of alcoholism & substance abuse in teens with FASD separately from genetic loading for mental illness & addiction. See www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov/Index. Aspx ...Read more

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How does fetal alcohol syndrome appear in toddlers and school age children?

How does fetal alcohol syndrome appear in toddlers and school age children?

Many, many problems: Toddlers and school age children with fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) can expeience a number of problems including mental retardation, birth defects, abnormal facial features, growth problems, problems with the central nervous system, trouble remembering and/or learning, vision or hearing problems, and behavior problems. This condition is preventable 100% of the time. Don't drink during pregnancy! ...Read more

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How can fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

How can fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

Delays: Delays in maturity, learning, behaviors and intellectual functioning. It's important to get this clarified early so appropriate classroom and grade placement is implemented. Google fetal alcohol syndrome and read up on it. ...Read more

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Is fetal alcohol syndrome a gene disorder or chromosome disorder?

Is fetal alcohol syndrome a gene disorder or chromosome disorder?

Neither: While the risk for FAS may be elevated in someone with genetic sensitivity, fetal alcohol is due to the birth defects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can fetal alcohol syndrome be fully treated?

Can fetal alcohol syndrome be fully treated?

No: The features seen in fetal alcohol syndrome are due to permanent changes in the baby's brain, body, and appearance, caused by exposure to alcohol while he was developing inside his mother. The changes cannot be erased, but treatments are available to help the various behavioral, academic, and psychiatric symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have fetal alcohol syndrome?

Hard to Tell: It is easier to identify in little kids that have characteristic facial features. But as people grow it becomes harder. There is also a range of FAS --- mild to severe. In a way, it doesn't matter because there are no specific treatments. It is probably best to identify which problems you do have & work on them. You should also be aware that you are at greater risk for developing alcohol problems. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome in a teen?

What's the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome in a teen?

Dx is earlier!: There are a\ constellation of issues. One is lower mental functioning, prototypic facial features, and impaired social skills. This a parent inflicted child disease, with no way of correcting basic problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have fetal alcohol syndrome disorder?

Is it possible that I have fetal alcohol syndrome disorder?

Hard to say: You ask a question with no background information. This makes any valid answer impossible. You can start over (site questions are not linked), give background information, and someone may be able to answer. With no information, no reasoned answer is possible. ...Read more

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How do you get help for a someone with fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol syndro: Early childhood interventions and educational programs designed to build on strengths help children with any disabilities. Because children with FAS were born with problems shriner's children's hospitals sometimes provide care for even the neediest children. Most states mandate early testing to tailor educational interventions to the child. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol: Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most severe form of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. It occurs when mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. Behavioral, learning and physical problems are a result. It is a leading cause of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms fetal alcohol syndrome?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms fetal alcohol syndrome?

FAS is one end of: The fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Geneticists ; other pediatric specialists diagnose FAS 1 by: history of prenatal exposure, prenatal ;/or post-natal growth failure, evidence of central nervous system damage ; characteristic facial features. See http://www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov for the range of physical, neurobehavioral ; neurodevelopmental findings ; how best to help a child with an fasd. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is something similar to fetal alcohol syndrome?

How do I find out what is something similar to fetal alcohol syndrome?

Internet search: Web search may help. Or you can talk to a geneticist and describe symptoms and see if they recognize a specific syndrome. You can also be seen which is always the most complete. ...Read more

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Could a child have fetal alcohol syndrome from something other than alcohol?

Probably: We now tend to use the term isam. This stands for infant of substance abusing mother. The exact extent of drug and alcohol exposure is not possible to document. In addition there is often malnutrition and other poor health habits and occult infections that cause effects on the fetus. The subsequent child may have complex physical and behavioral problems. To blame only alcohol may be wrong. ...Read more

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How does a fetus get fetal alcohol syndrome? What modifies the fetus's growth?

How does a fetus get fetal alcohol syndrome? What modifies the fetus's growth?

Alcohol injestion: Any amount of alcohol while pregnant can cause fas. We do not know the amount needed. Sometimes we see only fetal alcohol effect, not syndrome. Usually, if a mom injests significant alcohol, her nutrition is poor which delays fetal growth. ...Read more

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Do only certain types of alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome or does it not matter?

Do only certain types of alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome or does it not matter?

No, they all do: Some people mistakenly think that beer and wine are less harmful than "hard liquor" but that isn't true. Any alcohol, from a wine cooler to a shot of whiskey, has the potential to damage a baby's developing brain. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is advisable for a person with fetal alcohol syndrome to have children?

Please tell me if it is advisable for a person with fetal alcohol syndrome to have children?

Depends on variables: Fas is an exposure related disorder that can alter normal tissue (heart, facial features, nervous system) and sometimes alters function (add, personality issues).It cannot be passed in the genes to the persons kids. If the affected parents function well enough to attend to their own and their potential kids needs, why not have kids. You do not have to be perfect to be a loving and perfect parent. ...Read more

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Fetal alcohol syndrome. Can you tell me how much drinking causes it?

Fetal alcohol syndrome. Can you tell me how much drinking causes it?

One drink can: Even a single ill-timed drink in a woman with excess production of acetylaldehyde can casue fetal alcohol syndorme. It is best to not drink at all if trying to get pregnant or already pregnant. ...Read more

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I was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. Does this affect me mentally?

It Is Likely: The effects of fetal alcohol syndrome can vary in severity from one person to another, but FAS commonly causes a variety of problems related to learning difficulties along with other behavioral and emotional problems. ...Read more