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Doctor insights on: Hydranencephaly

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What imaging is being done on hydranencephaly?

What imaging is being done on hydranencephaly?

Hydranencephaly is…: Rare condition in which the brain's cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced by sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid. Mri may be best imaging format. See following nih site for more info on this condition http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/hydranencephaly/hydranencephaly.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hydrocephalus and hydranencephaly?

What is the difference between hydrocephalus and hydranencephaly?

Loss of the Cerebrum: Hydranencephaly is a birth defect in which the cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced by cerebrospinal fluid. The brainstem usually remains. Babies with this condition have a very poor prognosis. In hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid is increased in the ventricles of the brain. The brain is intact, however. It is usually treated by a surgical shunt to drain the excess fluid. ...Read more

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Can hydranencephaly be carried by a parent and passed onto another?

Can hydranencephaly be carried by a parent and passed onto another?

Confusing question: Hydranencephaly is a fatal defect and no patient will ever live to parent another. The defect is considered sporadic, with faint genetic links.The recurrence risk for one couple to have a second is less than 2%, and would include any related form (spina bifida cystica, meningocele, etc) ...Read more

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What causes Hydranencephaly? And how to prevent it on my subsequent pregnancy?

What causes Hydranencephaly? And how to prevent it on my subsequent pregnancy?

Hydrancephaly: Many nervous system anomalies are believed to be due to lack of Folic Acid vitamins during pregnancy. It is highly recommended that you take prenatal vitamins that contain Folic Acid for your next pregnancy.Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 29 and just lost my 1 month old baby due to hydranencephaly. What are the chances of problem in subsequent pregnancy? I need some advise.

I'm 29 and just lost my 1 month old baby due to hydranencephaly. What are the chances of problem in subsequent pregnancy? I need some advise.

Listed as 4%: Recurrence risk of this defect is cited as 4%. Prenatal diagnostic techniques allow detection of about 90% of those with this or related neural tube defects. ...Read more

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Is 4000mcg of folic acid too much to consume daily from 8months before conceiving? I've just lost my baby on feb due to hydranencephaly.

Is 4000mcg of folic acid too much to consume daily from 8months before conceiving? I've just lost my baby on feb due to hydranencephaly.

No, but try L-5-MTHF: There is no known toxic dose of Folic Acid so 4000 mcg is perfectly safe. However, over 1/3 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folic acid) (l-5-mthf). A blood test can confirm this, but it's safe ; reasonable for you to take 800 mcg of l-5-mthf as, if you have this problem, taking Folic Acid may not help you (but folate (folic acid) from food will also help). ...Read more

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Is 4g of folic acid harmful / too much to consume within 8months before conceiving? I'm 29 and i've just lost my baby on feb due to hydranencephaly.

Is 4g of folic acid harmful / too much to consume within 8months before conceiving? I'm 29 and i've just lost my baby on feb due to hydranencephaly.

No, however...: There is no known toxic dose of Folic Acid so 4 mg is perfectly safe. However, over 1/3 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folic acid) (l-5-mthf). A blood test can confirm this, but it is safe and reasonable for you to take 800 mcg of l-5-mthf as, if you have this problem, taking Folic Acid won't help you (but folate (folic acid) from food will also help). ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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