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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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What kind of condition is drug abuse in pregnancy?

What kind of condition is drug abuse in pregnancy?

Drug abuse in pregna: Means basically taking substances(alcohol, prescription drugs, ilicit drugs) that are not needed for the simple reason of providing pleasure and comfort to the pregnant patient.An addiction mechanism is involved every time. ...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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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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Can panhypopituitarism be caused by drug abuse during pregnancy?

Can panhypopituitarism be caused by drug abuse during pregnancy?

Maybe (see comment): There is a form of panhypopituitarism called sheehan's syndrome, that can occur after pregnancy. This is due to the pituitary enlarging and needing more blood blow during pregnancy than at other times. If delivery is complicated by hemorrhage, and the blood pressure drops rapidly, there may be too little blood flow to the pituitary, resulting in death of the cells & panhypopituitarism. ...Read more

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How much of a role does drug abuse in pregnancy play in adult addiction in baby later?

How much of a role does drug abuse in pregnancy play in adult addiction in baby later?

Family disease: Addiction is a family disease; it may be passed biologically, emotionally and psychologically from parents (or grandparents) to children. ...Read more

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I'm dealing with drug abuse and trouble coping during pregnancy?

I'm dealing with drug abuse and trouble coping during pregnancy?

Medical assisted tx: Is it trouble coping with the drug abuse during pregnancy or with the pregnancy itself? Opiate dependent pregnant women can be very safely and successfully treated with Methadone or Buprenorphine. Plus counseling and cognitive behavior therapy. Please visit your OB/GYN and ask for a referral or help finding an addiction specialist. ...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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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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Are there statistics on the effects of drug abuse?

Are there statistics on the effects of drug abuse?

Effects of drug use: According to the national institute on drug abuse, the annual cost in the U.S. Of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use is $600 billion. In most states, the legal threshold for intoxication is a blood alcohol level of .10%. Judgment, attention, and sensorimotor skills can be impaired at .05% bal. Spice, a synthetic form of marijuana, can cause increased heart rate & blood pressure like stimulants. ...Read more

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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Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Yes: Certainly in the case of alcohol, severe dementia can take place as a consequence certain psychoactive drugs can cause temporary or more persistent changes in memory depending on degree and duration of abuse. ...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 the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
Daily
Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Would history of drug abuse be a cause for myasthenia gravis?

Would history of drug abuse be a cause for myasthenia gravis?

No: Myasthenia gravis is a curious autoimmune disease. I've seen nothing in my decades in medicine to suggest that any of the drugs of abuse trigger this sort of autoimmunity. Don't try to find an explanation, but instead by glad that the past addiction is indeed in the past. ...Read more

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What is the diferences between drug abuse and drug addiction?

What is the diferences between drug abuse and drug addiction?

Abuse vs dependence: Drug abuse is using too much ; having consequences. Dependence, or addiction, involves development of craving ; compulsion, tolerance ; @ times withdrawal. An alcohol abuser drive drunk ; get a dui, but isn't compelled to drink again, nor lose control once starting to drink. An alcoholic may be able to stay sober or have 1 drink @ times, but sometimes can't avoid the first drink ; then can't stop. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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)

Drug addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological ...Read more