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Doctor insights on: Factors Affecting Human Development

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What factors affect human growth and development?

What factors affect human growth and development?

Genetics + environ-: ment, including prenatal environment. The ongoing interaction of an infant, toddler, child or teen with his or her environment, e.g., parents, family. & community, determines his or her developmental trajectory. This transactional theory of development removes the question of nature vs. nurture. ...Read more

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What factors affects aperson development during prenatal stage?

What  factors affects aperson  development during prenatal stage?

Prenatal development: Take pre-natal vitamins especially folic acid starting 3 months before conception, avoid alcohol avoid smoking decreases oxygen and fetal growth, toxins( avoid) infections so do not eat smoked meats/fish or unpasteurized cheeses, could contain listeria. eat healthy not sugar. http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/prenatal-care.html#c ...Read more

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What factors influence child growth and development?

What factors influence child growth and development?

Genetic, epigenetic,: biological & environmental factors interact to determine developmental trajectory. Translational research, the study of how the latter 2 factors trigger physical & behavioral expression of both normal & altered genes, may reveal ways to modify pre- & post-natal environmental & physical factors for all babies' optimal development, as whole genome testing will soon be affordable for clinical use. ...Read more

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What environmental factors affect our nervous system?

What environmental factors affect our nervous system?

Likely numerous: Examples: Changes in barometric pressures or weather may provoke migraine headaches. Multiple sclerosis may be triggered by low contact with sun and secondary low Vitamin D. Presence of parasitic infections may protect against autoimmune disorders. It goes on and on, but the above gives an idea of the complexity. ...Read more

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Which environment factors influence the evolution of asperger's, parallel to the genetic factor?

Which environment factors influence the evolution of asperger's, parallel to the genetic factor?

Social interaction: Genetic issues are not really understood. Autism spectrum disorders are complex and evolve over time. We are seeing more children in whom autism symptoms resolve as they mature. Applied behavioral analysis and social interaction contribute much. ...Read more

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Which factors affects hair growth?

Which factors affects hair growth?

Multiple Factors: General health. Thyroid function. Stress. Also depends where the hair is located. ...Read more

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What factors affect sexuality?

Many: Sexuality is a human emotion. Visual, tactile, emotional and behavioral triggers enhance the feeling. ...Read more

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Is poor sperm motility caused by genetics or environmental factors?

Is poor sperm motility caused by genetics or environmental factors?

Both: Both are possibilities. Your fertility specialist can run special studies on sperm called DNA fragmentation and, depending on sperm count, may also do chromosome studies. ...Read more

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Is there any environmental factor that contributes to the development of type 1 diabetes?

Is there any environmental factor that contributes to the development of type 1 diabetes?

Likely: No one knows what it is, though. Genetics aren't enough to give someone diabetes. You might want to check out the ada and jdrf websites. ...Read more

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What factors are associated with mental development in children?

What factors are associated with mental development in children?

Many Things!: Factors we know are associated with mental development in children include nutrition ( breast vs bottle feeding) macronutrient and micronutrient intake, genetics certainly play a significant role in cognitive development, social determinants including demographics are involved. Parent factors like level of bonding for infants and overall parenting skills also are significant. Many variables! ...Read more

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Is homosexuality caused by environmental or biological factors?

Is homosexuality caused by environmental or biological factors?

Some of both: In genetic expression of any type the phenotype is expressed different from the genotype. So yes there is a degree of genetics. However, there is also an enviromental factor. ...Read more

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Which stage in human fertilisation/conception/pregnancy period does susceptibility to environmental factors that may contribute/cause defects start?

Which stage in human fertilisation/conception/pregnancy period does susceptibility to environmental factors that may contribute/cause defects start?

Before conception: The woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have and they mature over her lifetime until either released or lost.All exposure to chemicals/radiation/illnesses during a woman's life impact the egg quality.Once released to conception, the environmental influences on outcome are continuous.Some are time specific (thalidomide-5-7 wks) some are continuous (alcohol). ...Read more

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Can lifestyle and environment impact the severity and development of genetic diseases?

Can lifestyle and environment impact the severity and development of genetic diseases?

Yes: Many common conditions are determined by a combination of genes and the additional, potentially interactive, effects of environmental factors. Examples would include cardiovascular disorders and age-related macular degeneration. Where the genetic disorder is caused by only a single gene, then the effect of the gene predominates but environmental factors still have a role, eg cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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How much percent genetics and environmental play role in human height ?

How much percent  genetics and environmental  play role in human height ?

Cannot quantify: Hi. We cannot quantify what percentage is genetic and what percentage is environment in height or any other phenotype, but under normal circumstances (adequate nutrition, etc), for height it's mostly genetic. Disease can be classified in that assessment of phenotype as either environment or genetic, depending. ...Read more

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What factors influence the riskiness of someone's sexual behavior?

What factors influence the riskiness of someone's sexual behavior?

Personality,intoxica: tion, maturity, family-or-origin training, past experiences--all can weigh in. My general training suggests that immaturity may be the biggest risk, followed by impulsivity. ...Read more

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What factors in our environment affect our emotional health?

What factors in our environment affect our emotional health?

Surrounding yourself: with emotionally healthy people is a great place to start. It helps to do this if your family of origin was also emotionally healthy. Being in good physical health also has emotional benefits, and conversely, good emotional health prompts good physical behaviors. Hang out with people who are open and talk about their feelings. Avoid folks to can't do this without substances. ...Read more

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What potential underlying emotional factors typically manifest in males with herpes?

What potential underlying emotional factors typically manifest in males with herpes?

Nothing specific: A man with herpes might being upset about having it, and night be concerned about spreading it to partners. I'm not aware of any other specific emotional manifestations. ...Read more

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How much percent does the genetics and environmental play role in human height ?

How much percent does the genetics and environmental play role in human height ?

Normally genetics: Normally genetics are the determining factor in human height, yet some medical conditions and actually possibly some medications may contribute to either more or less growth. This is a topic with a wide range of research. ...Read more