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Dr. Jeremy Mirabile
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Drug Abuse In Pregnancy (Overview)

Drug abuse in pregnancy is a term for the use of non-medical drugs during pregnancy. These drugs can include alcohol, cocaine, and heroin. "Prescription drug abuse", the use of legal drugs, can also occur.


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Can a father's drug use during conception cause birth defects - for example cocaine, opioids, depressants, stimulants, LSD/Ecstacy?

Can a father's drug use during conception cause birth defects - for example cocaine, opioids, depressants, stimulants, LSD/Ecstacy?

Major drug abuse: A history of major drug abuse can cause damage to male reproductive health - but it would not be from a single use at the actual time of conception. I'd also think hard about the maturity and responsibility toward a potential child that you might expect from a man who abuses drugs enough to cause harm to his body. Creating a Life is serious business - even more than sex (which is too!) Be safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeremy Mirabile
15 doctors shared insights

Drug Abuse In Pregnancy (Overview)

Drug abuse in pregnancy is a term for the use of non-medical drugs during pregnancy. These drugs can include alcohol, cocaine, and heroin. "Prescription drug abuse", the use of legal drugs, can also occur.


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Can drug abuse in the past cause hallucinations in the future for a teen, even when the drug abuse has stopped?

Can drug abuse in the past cause hallucinations in the future for a teen, even when the drug abuse has stopped?

Yes: Yes. But this has nothing to do with being a teen. Some drugs simply hang around much longer in the brain (and other tissues) than one would reasonably desire...Whether one is a teen...A middle-aged guy...Or a bona fide member of the aarp...Or not... ...Read more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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Could illegal drug abuse lead to killer diseases in the long run?

Could illegal drug abuse lead to killer diseases in the long run?

Yes for sure: There are many papers about the damaging effects of illegal drug use. Death from overdose is not infrequent , but true brain damage and liver damage and other organ damage is prevalent. ...Read more

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Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term heavy drinking. I am not sure about the term substance abuse. ...Read more

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Can hard drug abuse cause mental retardation in a child even if there wasn't any drug use during the actual pregnancy?

Can hard drug abuse cause mental retardation in a child even if there wasn't any drug use during the actual pregnancy?

Early pregnancusage: If drugs are used before noticing pregnancy and then stopping usage would create mental retardation. Also nutritional deficiency due to drug usage affects childs brain development and indirectly contributes to mental illness. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?

Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?

No it cannot: Alwaystestclean.Com/false_positive_drug_test_list.Htm the most complete list of cross reactants that cause a false positive drug test on the internet. ...Read more

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Which drugs are definitely banned in pregnancy?

Which drugs are definitely banned in pregnancy?

To many to mention: With that said, do not take anything without consulting with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
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Can a hemoglobin test detect illegal drugs in your system?

No: A typical hemoglobin test is part of a CBC and would not typically test for or indicate illegal drugs. Special testing is often required. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Can theophylline for asthma show up as an opiate or other illegal substance in employment drug tests?

Please Clarify: The question left for us here is why do you keep asking this question when you have been told that no. It will not show up as an illegal substance. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medications that could interfere with your birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
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Are THC pills legal in the states?

Are THC pills legal in the states?

Yes: These are available as a prescription item for physicians having the federal license to prescribe controlled substances. They are sold under the brand name marinol, usually for side effects of cancer chemotherapy and advanced cancer. The effect is generally considerably different than smoked marijuana. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


Dr. Vasu Brown
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Drug Addiction (Definition)

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