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What is the result of delivery complication asphyxia?

What is the result of delivery complication asphyxia?

Brain damage: This is very serious for the fetus and infant. It can cause growth retardation and even mild mental retardation. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of delivery complication - asphyxia?

What are the most common symptoms of delivery complication - asphyxia?

Not subtle: Typically a birth complicated by significant birth asphyxia, which is where the baby is not getting enough blood and oxygen to the brain, is followed by a floppy baby, often with little crying or breathing without help from the doctors and nurses, seizures may also be a complication. Baby's may need to be on a breathing machine. Mild birth asphyxia may only have low tone that goes away. ...Read more

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What is reactive hypoglycemia? How it is diagnosed? What is the treatment? Can it occurs suddenly?and What are the complications?

What is reactive hypoglycemia? How it is diagnosed? What is the treatment? Can it occurs suddenly?and What are the complications?

Hypoglycemia: low blood glucose in about 4 hours after eating, it is believed to be due to excessive insulin release after a high carbohydrate meal, it may be avoided by limiting sugar intake, eats small snacks, excercise regularly, avoid soft drinks that are rich in glucose or sucrose. it is not well known what causes that, but some people may have a deficiency in the hormone glucagon ...Read more

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I only have hypoglycemia, but tested positive for gestational diabetes. Will treating this help reduce birth complications?

I only have hypoglycemia, but tested positive for gestational diabetes. Will treating this help reduce birth complications?

Yes: Women with gestational diabetes who control it well do have fewer complications. You should exercise regularly everyday. You should follow a strict diet, focus on eating mostly vegetables and lean sources of protein. Eat unprocessed foods (make all your food yourself). ...Read more

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I have had 2 symptomatic episodes of hypoglycemia in the past month. I am 2 yrs post op, bypass. How can I increase my sugar intake w/o complication?

I have had 2 symptomatic episodes of hypoglycemia in the past month. I am 2 yrs post op, bypass. How can I increase my sugar intake w/o complication?

Multiple factors: I'm assuming you are not diabetic- if you are please see your doc for med adjustment. You should also document a low blood sugar using glucometer. I usually recommend light snacks inbetween meals to avoid hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What are potential long term effects for someone who was diagnosed with diet induced hypoglycemia as a baby?

What are potential long term effects for someone who was diagnosed with diet induced hypoglycemia as a baby?

None.: Tricky subject. Would need to know the exact cause of the hypoglycemia as there are many causes in babies / children. In general if they were not diagnosed with a significant metabolic abnormality the prognosis is excellent. ...Read more

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Baby of six month has hypoglycemia with hypocalcemia all investigation was normal what is wrong with him? Thank you

Baby of six month has hypoglycemia with hypocalcemia all investigation was normal what is wrong with him? Thank you

Needs a full eval: I would have him seen by a pediatric endocrinologist. The evaluation and interpretation of tests on this combination is complex, and the kid needs a thourough eval without an overlap of studies.Seek one through a childrens hospital or medical school. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a newborn has hypoglycemia? I have hypoglycemia (it runs in family) & i want to ensure that my baby does not have it.

HYpoglycemia: In newborn hypoglycemia seen in large for gestational age (lga) babies, mother had gestational or uncontrolled diabetes; baby small for gestational age (sga), premature, postmature, delay in starting / poor feeding, vomiting, difficult labor, congenital anomalies e.g. Heart disease, metabolic diseases, etc. Simple one touch sugar test tells glucose level. If persistent, needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a history of hypoglycemia, should my baby's heart rate be checked twice weekly at 32 weeks?

I have a history of hypoglycemia, should my baby's heart rate be checked twice weekly at 32 weeks?

High BS--yes, low--?: There are guidelines but no simple answers. An OB care provider who examines an entire OB and medical history plus results of blood tests and prenatal diagnosis and ultrasounds and who knows about the physical findings (weight, bp, etc.) is the best person to determine who needs fetal monitoring, when it should be started and how often it should be done. The same applies for biophysical profiles. ...Read more

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