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Doctor insights on: Does Smoking Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction

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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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Would parachuting and smoking crystal meth, smoking, cause cancer-like growths on the stomach, liver, and added reflux?

Would parachuting and smoking crystal meth, smoking, cause cancer-like growths on the stomach, liver, and added reflux?

Risks >>Illness: Your risky behavior certainly has a high likelihood for leading to disease. Stop meth ; get help to stay off. See your md and follow treatment guidelines. ...Read more

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When are growth restrictions/larger than normal fetuses diagnosed? Ever in the first trimester?

When are growth restrictions/larger than normal fetuses diagnosed? Ever in the first trimester?

Fetal growth: Growth is measured by the four main ultrasound parameters: head circumference, biparietal diameter, abdominal circumference, and femur length. These measurements cannot be done until at least the second trimester. Lagging growth or overgrowth is not typically measured until even later in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gerontology reverse or delayed aging, growth hormones, caloric restrictions?

Can you tell me about gerontology reverse or delayed aging, growth hormones, caloric restrictions?

Vague: Your question is rather vague, however, there is no fountain of youth. There are no legitimate studies that show an anti-aging effect of any supplement, including growth hormone (despite all the claims by alternative medicine doctors). People grow older and eventually die. Following a healthy lifestyle (keeping your weight down, exercising, eating fruits and vegetables) is the best way to max it ...Read more

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Does smoking weed slow height growth?

Does smoking weed slow height growth?

Not known; unlikely: It is not known/studied about, but i don't believe marijuana use causes any growth problem--possible if woman who is pregnant and smokes her child may be small. But, it causes many other problems, often psychiatric/mental symptoms and some physical symptoms such as dizziness, incoordination, diahrea, sweating etc...The worse is trouble with the law! still illegal to use/carry/sell. So, be good! ...Read more

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Could smoking really stunt your growth and does it reduce bone development?

Could smoking really stunt your growth and does it reduce bone development?

Yes!: Think of it this way, when you smoke, carbon monoxide poison gets into your bloodstream through your lungs. Carbon monoxide preferentially displaces oxygen off of your red blood cells. So as your red blood cells travel around to dump off oxygen in the tissues ( including your bones) there is not enough oxygen for your bones to build themselves properly. Smoking poisons your bones! ...Read more