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I am 28 and have foetal alcohol syndrome, i was just wondering if it could be inherited by my 3 children?

I am 28 and have foetal alcohol syndrome, i was just wondering if it could be inherited by my 3 children?

FAS: Fetal alcohol syndrome is a label applied to infants where alcohol exposure during pregnancy created toxic effects on otherwise normal tissues.The features range from altered facial appearance & heart defects to injury to brain cells.Add or learning problems is common.This is not genetic & no mom passes it to her kids unless she ingests alcohol during pregnancy & replicates the injuries. ...Read more

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What kind of dental anomalies canfetal alcohol syndrome cause?

What kind of dental anomalies canfetal alcohol syndrome cause?

Inconsistent changes: Fetal alcohol syndrome has variable oral and dental features. Cleft palate and abnormally small teeth ("microdontia") have been reported. Mouth breathing is common, and this may result in a high-arched palatal vault and malocclusion. Drying of the mouth due to mouth breathing can foster the development of tooth decay. ...Read more

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What happens if I'm a regular drinker, why am I experiencing symptoms of "alcohol flush syndrome" or allergy?

What happens if I'm a regular drinker, why am I experiencing symptoms of "alcohol flush syndrome" or allergy?

Alcohol Flushing: Alcohol flushing syndrome usually appears in people of Asian descent who lack the alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme which then causes a buildup in formaldehyde when you drink which causes the flushing. In order to be allergic you have to have protein and there isn't much protein in alcohol. It could also be a sulfite reaction if it only occurs with red wine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i'm a regular drinker, why am i experiencing symptoms of "alcohol flush syndrome" or allergy?

Can you tell me if i'm a regular drinker, why am i experiencing symptoms of "alcohol flush syndrome" or allergy?

Not uncommon: People with rosacea flush with alcohol intake as would be many Asians. The former is due to an inflammatory response to an increase in temperature, the latter from a deficiency in an enzyme to breakdown the alcohol. Avoidance or reduction in consumption would be the best approach. There is reason to suspect that those who flush due to the enzyme issue may be at higher risk of cardiac disease. ...Read more

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What is fetal alcohol syndrome?

What is fetal alcohol syndrome?

Long-term problems: Alcohol can damage a baby's developing brain resulting in a long-lasting pattern of cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems. These problems can be difficult to treat if one isn't aware of the background of prenatal alcohol exposure. However help is available and the earlier a child gets appropriate treatment the better the long-term prognosis. ...Read more

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What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Prenatal &/or post-: natal growth failure (of head & or body), characteristic facial features & evidence of some type of brain damage are criteria for FAS I, the most severe end of the spectrum. Read about impaired executive functions, ADHD, Intellectual Disability & other associated Neurobehavioral & medical disorders on www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov. Seek Early Intervention from 0-3; Special Education from 3- 21. ...Read more

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What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome ?

What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome ?

Many : Features vary and are not all always are present. Depend on sevirity and duration of exposure. You may see: decreased growth, decreased mental capabilities, irritability and hyperactivity. Many subtle physical features: small head size, short nose, smooth area under the nose, small and smoth upper lip, abnormal position in joints, sometimes heart problems with abnormalities of their structure. ...Read more