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Is smoking the main cause of sids?

Is smoking the main cause of sids?

Maternal Smoking sid: No it may not be the main cause but important cause of sids, it doubles the chance of having a sids infant other causes potulated are 1 lack of serotonin in the brain 2 sleeping on belly 3 over bundling 4 first six months of life 5loose bedding serotonin is crucial neurotransmitter in medula oblongata, part of the brain control the breathing and heart rate, BP ad temp, and it compromises the ability. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What is the scientific evidence of what causes sids?

What is the scientific evidence of what causes sids?

SIDS: Sids still remains largely a mystery. In recent years, some of the new findings include: some of it is genetic and runs in families; some of it is clearly due to parental intentional injury; some of it is accidental--either a parent lying on the infant while asleep, or by bedding; there was a large reduction in sids events when md groups campaigned to have babies lie on their back for sleep. ...Read more

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I know there are some shaken babies that die but what is the main cause of sids?

I know there are some shaken babies that die but what is the main cause of sids?

Crib position: The supine position has helped but there are still cases that occur without general explanation. My colleagues and i and other workers worked on this many years ago and showed that a deficiency of vitamin b1 and magnesium were a common cause. It requires knowledge of warnng symptoms but most siids are found dead in the crib. ...Read more

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What causes sids?

What causes sids?

True cause unknown: Although studied in detail for years, the true origin of sids is unknown. Population studies have shown factors that increase the risk: belly sleeping or side sleeping(they fall on their belly), multiple birth, smoker in home, poverty, etc. The "back to sleep " program that started in ~1992 has resulted in a 40% drop in sids in some populations in the us. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sids?

Unknown: SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is a term used when an infant dies without explanation, even after autopsy. However, sleeping on the stomach, not breastfeeeding, overheating, and exposure to drugs in utero are known risk factors. ...Read more

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Is sids caused by mattresses?

Is sids caused by mattresses?

Suffocation: Soft bedding can definitely increase babies risk for accidental suffocation. This could be wrongly classified as SIDS. A firm crib matress with a standard sheet is low risk. Those cribs you see at pottery barn with all the really soft fluffy items, including expensive plush crib bumpers are dangerous. A thin bumper is ok, a plush one is not! ...Read more

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Why is it that sids does not exist in 3rd world countries where they practice everything people say causes sids? Appears to be serious problem here !

You are misinformed: Sids does exist in the non developed world- unfortunately they have many other things that contribute to infant mortality and due to their limited resources these cases are not well documented. In general sids is not a common disorder. We have been able to target many causes or associations with sids. Includes but not limited to- co-sleeping, stomach sleeping , smoking etc. ...Read more

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Why does sleeping in the family bed cause sids?

Why does sleeping in the family bed cause sids?

Not the family bed: It is not specifically the familiy bed that leads to sids. And still despite risk factors there is not a known cause to the condition. Babies cannot protect the airway and should be free from loose clothing and bedding at night. Also parental or other siblings in bed may lead to infant injury, especially if those sharing bed have other illnesses or conditions. ...Read more

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Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

Unknown: The extended name is Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS for short. Research on the problem is difficult because the victims body breaks down quickly after death.Population studies point risk factors, like cigarette smoking in the house, prone sleeping, prematurity,etc. ...Read more

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When I exhale deeply, I feel a tap sensation on the left sid of my lung. What could be the cause of this?

When I exhale deeply, I feel a tap sensation on the left sid of my lung. What could be the cause of this?

? Muscles/ribs: Some muscle pull or sprain on the chest wall, something external not in your lungs. If progressive, or there are other symptoms see your doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes
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Sids (Definition)

SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more


Dr. Scott Katz
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Sudden Infant Death (Definition)

SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is a condition in which a baby has died for no apparent reason, while sleeping, usually ...Read more