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What causes fetal growth restriction?

What causes fetal growth restriction?

MF/placental factors: Maternal-fetal and placental etiologies can all cause fetal growth restriction. Severa fetal syndromes can lead to fgr (e.g. Down, patau, triploidy, edwards, noonan's, digeorge). Multifetal pregnancies are at increased risk for fgr; this can result in fetal demise, fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or even normal outcomes in non-syndromic cases. Placental infarcts, hypertension, lupus: culprits. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

They can/some don't: Congenital heart defects include a number of conditions that vary greatly in their impact on final growth. The more severe the defect, the more likely it will require multiple surgeries and impair the bodies strength & growth. The cyanotic or blue baby group of defects are more likely to do this.Some defects, like the common small VSD self correct & seldom if ever alter the patients life. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause fetal deformities?

Does diabetes cause fetal deformities?

Yes: Uncontrolled diabetes in the first trimester can cause birth defects in the baby, typically heart or skeletal defects. Gestational diabetes acquired later in pregnancy is typically not associated with fetal deformities, but can also cause problems such as a big baby or problems with the amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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If high bp, what is risk for fetal injury from reduced placental perfusion secondary to vasospasm?

If high bp, what is risk for fetal injury from reduced placental perfusion secondary to vasospasm?

IUGR: Intrauterine growth retardation can be caused by decreased blood flow to the placenta. Asymmetric iugr has a better prognosis than symmetrical iugr, but every pregnacy is unique and you should discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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Severe edema from waist down, worsening daily, caused by proteinuria (+2), does not respond to diuretics, no HBP, no diabetes, kideny,heart ok.Cause?

Severe edema from waist down, worsening daily, caused by proteinuria (+2), does not respond to diuretics, no HBP, no diabetes, kideny,heart ok.Cause?

IVC occlusion: Whoa. +2 proteinuria does not cause massive edema of your lower body. I suspect you have occlusion of your inferior vena cava by a thrombus perhaps propagated from a renal vein, or occlusion by somthing, perhaps tumor in or around it. Get with a consultant physician who's a good communicator. ...Read more

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How does preeclampsia cause a pulmonary edema?

How does preeclampsia cause a pulmonary edema?

Several mechanisms: Severe high blood pressure can cause the heart to perform less efficiently causing "cardiogenic pulmonary edema" and the release of chemicals which promote inflammation ( cytokines) cause the capillaries ( tiny blood vessels) in the lungs to become leaky causing "non cardiogenic pulmonary edema) both mechanisms can be at work. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary edema cause an increase in surfactant?

No: Pulmonary edema that is due to inflammation definitely decreases surfactant production. Pulmonary edema due to heart failure (hydrostatic forces) also decreases surfactant production but to a much lesser degree. ...Read more

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How can increased sodium consumption cause pulmonary edema?

How can increased sodium consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Fluid retention: The body has several mechanisms to keep the concentration of salt in the body relatively constant. Excess salt intake may cause the body to activate mechanisms leading to fluid retention in response. The added fluid burden increases the work load on the heart, and if the pumping function is impaired can lead to fluid accumulation in the lungs. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could having mild cerebral palsy prolong growth development, cause slow growth, or stunt growth?

Please tell me, could having mild cerebral palsy prolong growth development, cause slow growth, or stunt growth?

Cerebral palsy is a : group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by the way they limit mobility, posture, arm/hand use & oral motor skills. In kids with CP, growth is slower than that of neurotypical peers, the difference is greater with age. Puberty may be delayed & last longer. Poor oral motor function, endocrine problems & gastroesophageal reflux all can impact nutrition, growth & body composition. ...Read more

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Does stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) suddenly (low to moderate dose) cause major long term consequences, such as brain damage and IQ loss?

Does stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) suddenly (low to moderate dose) cause major long term consequences, such as brain damage and IQ loss?

Prozac (fluoxetine): None of the above. Prozac (fluoxetine) has long half-life & can stay in your system for up to 72 hours, but be aware of some withdrawal symptoms after you stop, and let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Does high anxiety or hypertension of mother during labour/delivery cause otism or related disorders like hyperactivity to the newborn baby?

Does high anxiety or hypertension of mother during labour/delivery cause otism or related disorders like hyperactivity to the newborn baby?

No: Anxiety and hypertension do effect baby.Their related stress hormones can speed up lung maturity and indirectly reduce the babies birth weight by a few ounces.Add appears to have lose genetic influences and studies point to small gene mutations that may exist prior to conception as a cause of some autism.I would forget these issues for now and work to get through pregnancy as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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Can congenital heart defects or certain drugs result in increased cardiac output? What else causes it? Mine is 7.2lmin squared.

Can congenital heart defects or certain drugs result in increased cardiac output? What else causes it? Mine is 7.2lmin squared.

CO = HR x SV: Cardiac output (co) is the volume of blood pumped per minute, and related to heart rate (hr) and stroke volume (sv) (volume per heart beat). It can be affected by many bodily activities. An increase in either hr or sv can result in inceased co. So any drug that increases hr (caffeine, etc) can result in incresed co. Certain congenital heart defects (such as septal defects) can alter co. ...Read more

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How does high c reactive protein affect or is related to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (10.9)?

How does high c reactive protein affect or is related to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (10.9)?

Quite variable: It depends on a lot of things but the bottom line is that the length of survival varies greatly. Some children or adults live a very long time with severe disease of the heart muscle. Of course, the treatment will affect this but in an individual case it is just hard to predict. ...Read more

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Does excessive masterbution from age15 (male) stop, restrict or interfere in height growth in any way.Plz help depress and tension.Explain clearly! ?

Does excessive masterbution from age15 (male) stop, restrict or interfere in height growth in any way.Plz help depress and tension.Explain clearly! ?

In short, lol no!: Need to clarify, excessive masturbation; sexual tension vs generalised tension, when other outlets, sports, exercise, creative and social outlets all have a role in a balanced life. How tall are you now, and when born? Good luck. ...Read more

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Does anorexia cause development of edema and right-heart failure?

Does anorexia cause development of edema and right-heart failure?

Its complicqted: The most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure. For anorexia to cause heart failure it would have to cause some damage to the myocardium which could come from use of ipicac or severe nutritional defficiency over time. Anorexia is more likely to cause edema due to long standing protein malnutrition. Overall this would be a very sick person over a long time. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Yes: High blood pressure, whether present before pregnancy or whether it develops during pregnancy, does increase a woman's risk for abruption. But most women with high blood pressure never have an abruption. ...Read more

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How is Portal Hypertension diagnosed? is there specific Blood work for it? Does Nash causes Portal Hypertension?

How is Portal Hypertension  diagnosed? is there specific Blood work for it? Does Nash causes Portal Hypertension?

Clarify ?: Portal hypertension is a function of the liver being diseased and poorly functioning, it's diagnosis requires ultrasound and nuclear scanning techniques to measure function, and a good clinical doctor that can detect liver disease before it gets bad ...Read more

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Would idiopathic intercranial hypertension usually cause headaches? How often? How severe? Etc

Would idiopathic intercranial hypertension usually cause headaches? How often? How severe? Etc

Yes: The correct term is intra-cranial, meaning inside or within the cranium, headaches are often the result of this condition and can be severe as well as frequent. A good neurologist can give you more information after an examination and imaging studies. Also, be aware that an imaging study of the head is mandatory prior to a spinal tap in patients with this condition. ...Read more

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Chronic High Blood Pressure (Definition)

Chronic hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition where there is more pressure, or force, within the arteries, causing the heart to pump harder to deliver adequate blood throughout the body. One has chronic hypertension when his blood pressure is higher than 140/90 most or ...Read more