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How does pregnancy affect your skin?

How does pregnancy affect your skin?

In several ways: Your skin goes through several changes during pregnancy. Some areas become darker due to changes in the pigment of your skin. Luckily, this generally fades. Blood vessels can become for prominent, moles can change in appearance & stretch marks develop due to connective tissue changes. Itching may be normal or a sign of something more concerning. Always discuss any skin changes with your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


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How does puberty affect your skin?

How does puberty affect your skin?

Oily skin and acne: Both males and females have increased testosterone during puberty which causes excessive sebum production which then plugs up the pores forming comedones (whiteheads, blackheads). These can become inflamed and infected with bacteria and form papules and pustules (pimples and zits). End result is oilier skin and acne breakouts, acne scarring, larger pores, and hair growth. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect your skin?

How does alcohol affect your skin?

Can trigger rosacea: Excessive alcohol intake can cause the skin to look sallow and less healthy. Chronic alcohol use can prematurely age the skin. It can also exacerbate underlying skin problems. Rosacea is a skin condition in which flushing and redness can be triggered by alcohol. ...Read more

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How does sleeping affect your skin?

How does sleeping affect your skin?

Varies: If you sleep well and long enough (8 hrs) to attain deep sleep, your body has the opportunity to recouperate and release all the good hormones we depend on.Also. Your muscles will relax and rest.The skin is not stretched or contorted, as it is when you are awake.These things contribute to overall health and also affect your muscle tone. All of which can result in a fresher, toned, healthy appearance. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your skin health?

How does your diet affect your skin health?

Diet and Skin: All living human cells, including skin require protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals among other various nutrients to function normally, so a healthy, well rounded diet is needed for this. A multi-vitamin may be helpful if your diet is lacking or poor. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect you during pregnancy?

How does lupus affect you during pregnancy?

See details: If you do not have clotting issues or major disease activity lupus is unlikely to effect pregnancy. If your lupus is not under excellent control at the start of pregnancy it is likely to significantly flare the disease. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss cytomegalovirus and how does it affect pregnancy?

Can you please discuss cytomegalovirus and how does it affect pregnancy?

CMV: CMV can be transmitted from mom to her unborn baby during pregnancy. The virus in the mother’s blood crosses over the placenta and infects the baby's blood. Most babies with congenital CMV infection never have health problems. But in some, congenital CMV infection causes health problems that may be apparent at birth or may develop later during infancy or childhood. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect your skin?

How does smoking affect your skin?

Premature aging: Smoking causes damage to the skin in just the same way it causes damage to your lungs. Other than wrinkling due to puckering of the lips and squinting, chronic exposure reduces your wound healing mechanism, reduces blood flow to the skin, and alters your skin much like sun damage. There is also premature resorption of the bone, causing a flattening look. ...Read more

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How does lemon affect your periods?

Lemon claims.: Lemons are rumored to prevent your period, induce your period, slow your period ; lighten your period. I have not found any studies to support these claims. ...Read more

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Does your skin color affect your health?

Does your skin color affect your health?

It can: I think the main way would be risk of sunburns and skin cancers in people with very pale skin. Ability to absorb vitamin d from sun exposure is also affected by skin color. Darker skin makes it more difficult to generate enough vit d, especially in cold northern climates. Vitamin d is very important for bone health among other things. ...Read more

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How does diabetes affect the skin?

How does diabetes affect the skin?

In many ways: You do not only glycate your hemoglobin creating glycohemoglobin (the main one hba1-c) you also glycosilate your connective tissue hardening it and your skin looses its elasticy and also aquires a wax type appearance. Long term the small nerves that give your skin sensation of pain(danger signals) also get damaged and ulcers do to unrecognizad pressure come in and are very slow at healing. ...Read more

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How will pregnancy affect my lupus?

How will pregnancy affect my lupus?

It depends on kidney: Patients who become pregnant with active lupus kidney disease have a worse pregncany outcome. With that said lupus and pregnacy is difficult. We certainly see normal and successful pregnancies in lupus. You need a high risk OB to follow along with your rheumatoogist.. The key in lupus and pregnacy is that some patients are stable, some who do better, and some who flare. Kidney disease is the key. ...Read more

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Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?

Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?

Caffeine = stimulant: So it adds to physiological arousal that stress can produce. It will increase heart rate, alertness, and insomnia in some people. It can decrease fatigue and improve concentration. If you have high stress or anxiety, caffeine would not be recommended. ...Read more

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How does teen pregnancy affect the family?

How does teen pregnancy affect the family?

Depends: This is very dependant on the family and their individual relationships with the pregnant girl. There is no set answer. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect you skin?

How does caffeine affect you skin?

Causes drying: Because caffeine acts as a diuretic (makes you urinate) it can cause dry skin. Small amounts should not be a problem but large amounts can cause significant drying of the skin. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for methotrexate to get out your system and not affect your pregnancy?

How long does it usually take for methotrexate to get out your system and not affect your pregnancy?

Methotrexate: Unless you have been treated for a type of cancer, methotrexate is used to cause a miscarriage or to treat an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in tubes). If you were taking it for other than cancer, it is possible that even small doses can adversely affect a pregnancy. See your healthcare provider for advice, and obtain serial ultrasounds to follow the course of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How will pregnancy affect my lymphedema?

How will pregnancy affect my lymphedema?

Depends: If your lymphedema is in your arm, it may not affect it at all. If it is in your legs, it may make the swelling worse. ...Read more

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How does age affect a woman's ability to get pregnant?

How does age affect a woman's ability to get pregnant?

Loss of eggs: Reproductive aging is simply the loss of eggs over time. At puberty one has ~400, 000 eggs and at menopause fewer than 100. The loss in general occurs steadily thru the years. Known things that accelerate the process are smoking, endometriosis and chemotherapy or radiation treatments. This is the hardest thing we have to treat in reproductive medicine. ...Read more

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Does pcod/pcos affect your ability to get pregnant?

Does pcod/pcos affect your ability to get pregnant?

Less ovulations: PCOD/PCOS is characterized by a woman having less or no ovulations at all, which affects her ability to become pregnant. ...Read more

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How can skin cancer affect your body?

How can skin cancer affect your body?

Many ways: Skin cancer can range from a minor problem (a small bump or growth to be burned or cut off) to a life threatening issue (deeper melanomas). Early detection and treatment is key. If you think you may have a skin cancer, get it checked out! ...Read more

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