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Does having a large baby cause health problems down the road?

Does having a large baby cause health problems down the road?

Follow growth curve: Large for gestation infants can have several conditions associated such as obesity, changes in blood sugar and even underdevelopment of their lungs and other organs. Your doctor will follow the baby's growth and will determine if any further testing is needed. If your baby did not have a nicu stay, this is more often associated with a better course and fewer problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Macrosomia (Definition)

Macrosomia, also known as big baby syndrome, a condition where the fetus grows more than normal while in the uterus and so is larger ...Read more


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Have we gotten ahead of the game on prion diseases? Or are prion diseases likely to be major social/public health problems down the road?

Have we gotten ahead of the game on prion diseases? Or are prion diseases likely to be major social/public health problems down the road?

Hard to say: The mad cow epidemic and subsequent outbreak of vcjd was brought to the surface by feeding animal proteins to herbavores. Science has quite a lot more to learn about prions. They are likely to be involved in other processes and not all related to disease states. ...Read more

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Why infant of diabetic mother can be iugr despite in other side can be macrosomia?

Different problems : During diabetes a fetus can grow too much because of the excess Insulin it produces in response to the mothers blood sugar. It can also fail to grow (iugr) due to diabetes causing a poorly functioning placenta. Both can occur. Optimal blood sugar control is the key to improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Does playing violent videogames as a young child cause problems down the road?

Does playing violent videogames as a young child cause problems down the road?

Depends: In a normally oriented child, video violence is just a game. Very young children will mimic the action. If an older child is mimicking, you need to pay attention to the bechavioral signs. Always be fully aware of your children's actions; even in your home. ...Read more

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Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of the babies of same gestational age. Furthermore"macrocosmic" fetus are at a higher risk of shoulder dystocia (difficulty of delivering shoulders after the head is out) and hypoglycemia or dropping blood sugars shortly after delivery. ...Read more

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Since I have klienfelters syndome, . Will this effect my health diffiently down the road.?

Since I have  klienfelters  syndome, . Will this effect my health diffiently down the road.?

See below: Main problem seen with klinfelters is infertility. Your profile states 62 years old, so i would also be concerned with osteoporosis at your age. You should definitely be seeing your physician regularly. ...Read more

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Are there alternatives to hemisection? The hemisection procedure seems like it might lead to more problems down the road. Are there any good alternatives to it, like having the whole tooth removed? .

Are there alternatives to hemisection? The hemisection procedure seems like it might lead to more problems down the road. Are there any good alternatives to it, like having the whole tooth removed?


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More predictable: After the hemisection the tooth will not be as strong as it was, especially if half the tooth has been removed. The other alternative is extraction and after three or four months, put dental implant. Today, an implant-supported restoration offers a predictable treatment for tooth replacement. Good luck! ...Read more

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24 y.O. Healthy white female. I got shingles on vacation. Dr. Said it's b/c my viral immune system sucks. Does that mean major problems down the road?

24 y.O. Healthy white female. I got shingles on vacation. Dr. Said it's b/c my viral immune system sucks. Does that mean major problems down the road?

Stress and immune: Shingles is more likely to erupt when people are under much more stress than usual, and when they are "run down." vitamin c and an Amino Acid lysine can be supplemented to the diet, and occurrences can be significantly decreased or even eliminated. Immune system can also be boosted with herbal supplements. Also important to avoid foods that block immune system.Blatmanhealthandwellness.Com. ...Read more

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Does a high a sugar diet during childhood cause diabetes down the road. I am healthy now, but worried of all the sugar i consumed.

Does a high a sugar diet during childhood cause diabetes down the road. I am healthy now, but worried of all the sugar i consumed.

High sugar: A high sugar diet would not directly cause diabetes type ii - but the resultant obesity can resulted in an american epidemic of early diabetes type ii. It is always better to eat a more balanced diet low on saturated fats and processed sugars. ...Read more

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When i go for jogging,can i run on road or i should run on soft surfaces like park.?im 17 yrs old.would running on road will cause problem??? Thanks.

When i go for jogging,can i run on road or i should run on soft surfaces like park.?im 17 yrs old.would running on road will cause problem??? Thanks.

Run where you like: The human body is amazing at adapting to exercise. When you run avoid landing on your heels with a fully extended leg. If you land with your foot flat to the ground or on your toes, your muscles absorb most of the shock and running is a lot less painful. Enjoy getting out and exercising. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Large Baby (Definition)

A large baby or large for gestational age baby is a baby whose weight is greater than 95% of babies born at ...Read more