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

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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?

Need to chart growth: If your child is very small, a physician needs to chart and analyze growth over a period of time by using a growth chart. If a child is small but growing at a normal rate, that is very different than a child who stops growing. Also head circumference and weight gain over time also need to be factored in. If actual age is not known, an estimate can be made by an xray of the hand bones. ...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

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