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Doctor insights on: Does Regular Caffeine Use Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction

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Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Lupus: Is autoimmune disease and antibodies can affect pregnancy as far as outcome is concern greatly. High risk pregnancy specialist ( perinatologist) should be involved in management of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Use Caffeine Regularly (Definition)

Excessive caffeine intake can lead to a fast heart rate, excessive urination, nausea, vomiting, restlessness, anxiety, depression, tremors, and difficulty sleeping. The effect of caffeine on health has been widely studied. In particular, the effects of caffeine on fibrocystic breast disease, heart and blood vessel disease, birth defects, reproductive function, and behavior in children has been closely examined. The American Medical Association Council on Scientific Affairs says that moderate tea or coffee drinking likely has no negative effective on one's health, as long as the person lives an otherwise healthy lifestyle. However, the organization emphasizes moderate caffeine use. Abrupt withdrawal of caffeine may cause headaches, drowsiness, irritability, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. Reduce caffeine intake gradually to prevent ...Read more


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Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more

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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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How do I know if adopted child has growth hormone deficiency, wrong birthdate, or growth restriction?

How do I know if adopted child has growth hormone deficiency, wrong birthdate, or growth restriction?

Have them evaluated: We approach them as an unknown, repeat the basic vaccines and evaluate their needs individually. A growth evaluation often starts with a proposed date of birth, charted height/weights when known & a wrist hand x-ray for bone age. Another study in 6m to a year can see if the bone maturity is progressing.If slow, a hormonal evaluation would be reasonable.If normal, its okay to just watch. ...Read more

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Trying to cut down on my caffeine intake--can too much caffeine before bed effect human growth hormone and cause height to increase (age: upper 30s)?

Trying to cut down on my caffeine intake--can too much caffeine before bed effect human growth hormone and cause height to increase (age: upper 30s)?

Unlikely the pbm: In the 30's, your growth centers have closed and any existing growth hormone production helps protect the growing cells, muscle mass and the like. You will not grow taller at 30, regardless of extra growth hormone. ...Read more

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Does caffeine cause headaches in some cases? I've been getting regular headaches that I think may be in response to drinking coffee. Thank you!

Does caffeine cause headaches in some cases?  I've been getting regular headaches that I think may be in response to drinking coffee.  Thank you!

Possible: The most common headache related to caffeine is a "withdrawal headache" which occurs in frequent drinkers of caffeinated beverages when they stop drinking. The body builds up almost a dependence on caffeine. Some patients may actually experience headaches that are caused by caffeine. ...Read more

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Does caffeine stunt a 13 year olds growth?

No.: Caffeine has a number of physiologic effects. At low dose, as might be seen with a typical coffee drinker, the effects are generally positive. ...Read more

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Help can caffeine affect your breast growth?

Help can caffeine affect your breast growth?

Fibrocystic change: Caffeine doesn't cause breast growth but can increase fluid filled cysts and breast pain. Search breast pain, fibrocystic breasts for more details ...Read more

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Could topical caffeine possibly? International journal of dermatology found it blocks DHT and could speed hair growth. True? Possibly? Thoughts? Mpb?

Could topical caffeine possibly? International journal of dermatology found it blocks DHT and could speed hair growth. True? Possibly? Thoughts? Mpb?

Topical caffeine: I have not previously heard of topical caffeine but have gone on-line to learn something about it. Seems that there is some benefit. For completeness I would go back to the article in the Dermatology Journal, read it carefully, and then make an appointment to see a Dermatologist. Why this fuss? If things don't work well you will not be happy. ...Read more

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Hello, does caffeine consumption affect the amount of growth hormone released by the pituitary gland?

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     does caffeine consumption affect the amount of growth hormone released by the pituitary gland?

Not known yet: Haven't seen any good research studies on what happens to the pituitary gland (deep inside the brain) after taking caffeine. There are some ideas about it on the web, but those ideas may not be from truly reliable scientific studies. ...Read more

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How much more caffeine is in a cup of dunkin donuts turbo coffee than regular? Is it alot? It's from the store & the levels of caffeine are not listed

A lot of caffeine : A cup of dunkin donuts turbo has 436 mg of caffeine which is about 3 times that of a regular cup of coffee 133 mg. Drink responsibly even coffee can give you a jolt if you are sensitive to caffeine. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden intolerance to caffeine and artificial sweeteners?

What can cause sudden intolerance to caffeine and artificial sweeteners?

Thyroid can, but: Overactive thyroid can cause intolerance to caffeine, but it's not likely. Intolerance to artificial sweeteners is very rate. It may be a combination of multiple things going on in your life. ...Read more

Caffeine Use (Definition)

Caffeine is a stimulant.Recently may have adopted extremely high levels of caffeine which may cause heart palpitations, especially with young people who buy it at the gas stations. This may be dangerous. A regular cup of coffee in am is ok, but not ...Read more