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During pregnancy, can consumption of fruits by itself lead to problems such as gestational diabetes?

During pregnancy, can consumption of fruits by itself lead to problems such as gestational diabetes?

Unlikely: Your body is very good at regulating blood sugar. In a normal person, if you eat too much of anything, your body will just adjust and pump out more Insulin to keep blood sugar normal. Blood sugar will only rise if there is a problem with Insulin (resistance or production)... ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does pregnancy lead to memory problems?

Does pregnancy lead to memory problems?

Yes: Many patients have that complaint in pregnancy, and there are a number of cause. Disruption of sleep is probably the primary reason but many physiological changes in the body compete for blood and oxygen which can affect how sharp one feels. It does get better, though your teen may not agree. ...Read more

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Can poor dental health causes disorders in fetus?

Can poor dental health causes disorders in fetus?

YES: Poor oral health is the primary causes of low birthweight and premature deliveries. ...Read more

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What can low potassium during pregnancy cause? Does it cause developmental issues to the baby? I'm 37w4d today.

What can low potassium during pregnancy cause?  Does it cause developmental issues to the baby? I'm 37w4d today.

Low potassium: Low potassium will not create any developmental problems with the fetus at 37+ weeks, but can cause muscular cramping issues for you as the mother. Bananas are a great source for potassium, naturally. ...Read more

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Can levothroid pills during pregnacy lead to child development issues?

Can levothroid pills during pregnacy lead to child development issues?

Not likely: Untreated thyroid disease may create some complications. Congenital hypothyroid(low) can lead to retardation but is usually screened for in the newborn nursery in the U.S. ...Read more

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Does delirium contribute to poor hospital outcomes?

Does delirium contribute to poor hospital outcomes?

Absolutely.: I am giving the simple answer here. Research has shown that delirum during a hospital stay is associated with a significant risk of both immediate and post hospital stay complications. The good news is that if recognized, delirium is usually treatable. Physicians, hospitals and medical educators are now paying much attention to this complex problem. ...Read more

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How often do moms die of pregnancy related complications?

How often do moms die of pregnancy related complications?

1/10,000.: That's the average risk for most western world countries nowadays (much higher in third world). ...Read more

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Can poor oral health lead to poor overall health? How so?

Can poor oral health lead to poor overall health? How so?

Absolutely: Infection and inflammation in the mouth does not remain in the mouth. Anything that enters the bloodstream can be carried to all parts of the body. There are some very nasty bacteria in a mouth with disease, and these can be devastating in other areas of the body. The heart is a particularly susceptible organ as are prosthetic joints. Get clean and stay clean. See your Dentist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can physical/mental health problems of heavy childhood pressure lead to?

How can physical/mental health problems of heavy childhood pressure lead to?

It depends on: What you mean by heavy childhood pressure. There are always pressures on children as they grow and develop. How much pressure is too much varies from child to child. Reasonable expectations and some encouragement to accomplish their best is healthy, if you push too hard it can be unhealthy and have negative consequences. Finding the right balance is every parent's greatest challenge. ...Read more

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What are the potential long term complications or problems that could happen with untreated vulvular varices.

What are the potential long term complications or problems that could happen with untreated vulvular  varices.

Pain or Bleeding: Most vulvar varices are a mild irritation and cosmetic concern. Vulvar varices are most common during pregnancy and tend to go away on their own. Sometimes they are associated with problems in the pelvic veins, so the most important thing is to be sure it is not a sign of a bigger issue with your veins. Problems that arise from untreated vulvar varices can be pain bleeding and skin irritation. ...Read more

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What are the long term health risks associated with low estrogen levels and amenorrhea ?

What are the long term health risks associated with low estrogen levels and amenorrhea ?

Low estrogen: Beyond the psycho-social aspects of low estrogen, there is medical evidence that estrogen provides protection against cardiovascular disease in women, the occurrence of which leads to heart attacks and the leading cause of death in women. The psycho-social effects of low estrogen are depression and temperament variations. ...Read more

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Does methotrexate cause renal issues or other complications after a molar pregnancy?

Does methotrexate cause renal issues or other complications after a molar pregnancy?

Not commonly: This is a drug used to slow down cell division acting to control excessive immunity or malignancies. The major toxicity is direceted at the liver, skin, GI tract and bone marrow cells. Kidneys are usually spared. ...Read more

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What illness does poor hygiene cause in modern cities?

What illness does poor hygiene cause in modern cities?

Dental Decay: Poor dental hygiene relates to higher rates of cardiovascular desease and stroke. The simmering, low grade gum infection or gingivitis activates a body wide inflammatory reaction. The inflammatory cells and its immune chemicals will target tissue away from the teeth too. The small vessels of the heart and brain are affected long term causing heart disease and stroke. ...Read more

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How does a poor diet lead to a poor appetite?

How does a poor diet lead to a poor appetite?

Filling up: If you fill up with foods full of processed carbohydrates, you won't be hungry for healthier foods. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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How can long term breast feeding increase heart problems for the baby?

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How can  long term breast feeding increase heart problems for the baby?

It doesn't...: Breastfeeding is great for babies in every way for babies...It would not increase the chances for heart problems in a baby. The only exception would be if the mother is taking a dangerous medication that could be transferred in the mother's milk. Ask the person who prescribed the medication or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can low-potassium cause issues during labor/delivery (vaginal or c-section)? I'm healthy but I know my potassium intake is very low. I'm 33 weeks pregnant

SHOULD HAVE: LEVEL CHECKED. COMPLICATIONS CAN ARISE. AS A MATTER OF FACT HOSPITALS CHECK FEW BASIC LABS BEFORE ANY SURGERIES, JUST IN CASE MENTION IT TO YOUR DOCTOR ...Read more

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Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Unrelated: The fetus is rather well insulated from many of the health issues of the mother.Unless you have an infection with something that moves into the blood, like measles, hepatitis, etc., the baby is not affected by such things as bv, a sinus infection, etc. CP has many possible origins but this is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

Papilledema: Preeclampsia is defined by the development of new hypertension greater than 140/90 mm hg and new proteinuria exceeding 300 mg/24 hr after 20 weeks gestation. Papilledema (swollen optic disc which can be seen on eye exam) can occur and can be a factor for early delivery though does not by itself create a problem for delivery. ...Read more

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Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

There are a host of potential complications in a pregnancy that range from bleeding to early labor and from medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure to findings on ultrasound or blood tests that ...Read more


Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more