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Illiteracy In Parent Can Cause Childhood Obesity
Body mass index (bmi), expressed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (kg/m2), is commonly used to classify obesity among adults, and is also recommended for children. Bmi-for-age-growth charts for the United States are used to plot percentile. Children with bmi values at or above the 95th percentile are considered obese by this definition. Talk to ...Read more
Genetica: This is certainly a dilemma faced by prospective parents every day. Those decisions are based on religious beliefs, what the genetic abnormality is and what the long and short term prognosis is. When one gets this kind of diagnosis a consultation with a certified genetics counselor is always recommended so that an educated decision can be made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: There is no association between older parents and learning disabilities. Although, older mom's are more likely to have babies with down syndrome. And, there is emerging evidence that older fathers maybe at risk to have children with autism. Both of which, may have learning problems. ...Read more
MI No; Dementia, Yes: Since diabetes mellitus (elevated glucose) diffusely degrades a huge number of complex body functions, including greatly accelerating atherosclerosis, it degrades brain function in many subtle ways, over time in far more blatant ways (e.g. Stroke), thus increases dementia. Mental illness: thoughts, ideas, behaviors which are destructive to self and others, a different issue, remains more complex. ...Read more
No, but: There are no studies that associate the development of schizophrenia to early child abuse. While the causes of schizophrenia are unclear, some evidence supports a genetic link, a link to chronic and early marijuana use, and effects from a fetus being exposed to certain viruses. However, childhood abuse can lead to symptoms that may look like schizophrenia, including hallucinations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible but rare: Polycythemia, which mostly is an increase in red blood cells but can affect other blood cell lines as well, has multiple complications, mostly physical. There are rare reports almost always in adults of acute onset of psychiatric disorders such as psychosis or depression. This could be secondary to strokes, which can occur because the blood is "too thick.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: I am not aware of specific research. Personal experience as a pediatrician, father of four, and husband of a wife who was very involved in mops and other mother-child groups for many years, leads me to think older moms may be able to better recognize learning differences and to work with them, than younger or less experienced mothers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It may be depression: Apathy can be a symptom of depression, which childhood trauma can, for sure, cause. Depending on the trauma, duration and age when it was inflicted, it generates many toxic emotions hidden in the deep recesses of the unconscious. It ends up affecting many, sometimes unexpected, aspects of one's life. Best advice, talk to a psychotherapist asap. If this is depression, to a psychiatrist too. ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: It isn't easy because of all the junk food and minimization of physical activity relative to screen time. However, keeping kids active and instilling in them healthy eating by example is the best way to go. Emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle by example and your kids will do better. ...Read more
Genes, diet exercise: A complex question. Kids can inherit a predisposition to obesity from one or both parents, but whether they actually become obese depends a lot on their caloric intake (especially if they consume lots of high sugar foods and drinks) and how much energy they expend on exercise. Newer research also suggests that the bacteria in your gut may have an important effect on how easily some people gain ...Read more
Stress & Reading: A reading disorder is categorically a specific deficit that would exist even without stress. However, high levels of stress interfere with concentration and can, therefore, affect reading (which requires paying attention). Lower, or eliminate the stress and your usual reading level should return. ...Read more
Read online reports that rare genetic disorders can cause noticable growth spurts in 40YO adults w/no other physical changes. What are those disorders?
Growth spurts: It would be quite unusual for a 40 year old man to have growth spurts. That does not mean he has no problems and he must see his Primary doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Lots!: Generally, if you have fewer or more genes or chromosomes than you're supposed to have, intelligence may well be affected. Other genetic/metabolic diseases can damage the brain because of the toxic build up of by products from dysfunctional metabolism which the body may have difficulty disposing of. ...Read more
Can compounding trauma (Alzheimer in family, death of parent,etc) during childhood be a trigger for migraines and other health issues later in life?
Speaking as a: psychologist, the liklihood of onset depression goes up during the teen years if there is trauma or loss during the critical window of age 2 to 4. This is because of a developmental stage--constancy--that is interrupted, and then re-visited during the teen years, when it is again interrupted through individuation. Physical illnesses can accompany this, but consult an MD for more specific info. ...Read more
Homework project?: Timing death's unpredictable. Duchenne's, xeroderma pigmentosm, ehlers-danlos iv, tuberous sclerosis, mild recessive polycystic kidney, canavan's, many sicklers, krabbe's & other leukodystrophies, moderate gaucher's, hunter's, hurler's, ataxia-telangiectasia & other cerebellar degenerations, bloom's; very-common schizophrenia kills indirectly (suicide, accidents) and has a strong genetic component. ...Read more
Is there a mutation with certain grandparents that can cause Asperger syndrome in their grandchildren?
See below: This question should be redirected to a pediatrician or medical genetics specialist. ...Read more
Trust: The pivotal pillar of healthy emotional growth is the ability to form trust relationships.The prime example is the mother/child bond which in healthy relationships survives past the mothers death.Secondary trust relationships extend to dad & primary caregivers or siblings. When a cultures taboos are violated by those within the trust circle, it is unlikely that trust can ever be reclaimed. ...Read more
Can grandparents carry a mutation to cause Asperger syndrome in grandchildren, skipping a generation?
Not that simple: For the most part what are inherited are genes coding for (snp)single nucleotide polymorphisims-different forms of enzymes that do not digest certain proteins. It is possible to be the contributor of (at most 1/4 total)genes that might contribute to certain symptom patterns. ...Read more
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