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Is Age A Factor In Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
What mutations cause fetal alcohol syndrome facial features in a baby or child, whose mother was a non-drinker?
First of all...: ...Alcoholics frequently deny that they drink; so if there are features suggesting fas, you have to be sure the mother really is a non-drinker. That said, cornelia de lange syndrome, velocardiofacial syndrome (vcfs), & dubowitz syndrome - & probably others - share features with fas, though they are rarer. A precise diagnosis requires a thorough exam and lab testing by an expert in this field. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: The first FAS babies were described in the 1950'sand born to alcoholic mothers.Since that time a large variation in the intensity of symptoms related to intensity of exposure has emerged. The time during pregnancy and the amount, effected the degree of defects.Some had facial and organ defects and learning problems.Some with lighter exposure show mild ADD or no symptoms at all. ...Read more
Is fetal alcohol syndrome hereditary or is there a hereditary disposition associated with getting it?
Varies: There is fetal alcohol syn. Fas and fetal alc. Spectrum disorder fasd. The later is more incompassing of risks to the fetus when mother drinks. Rates vary by country and ethnicity. Fas incidence is listed in us, 0.5-2/1000 live births. American indians, 9.8/1000 lb. So. Africa, as high as 38/1000 lb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much alcohol is reasonably acceptable to drink in pregnancy without running the risk of my child developing fetal alcohol syndrome?
Is it true that the chances of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality increases as a womans age increases over 40 year?
Yes: It actually increases to a small degree with every year after peak fertility in the mid 20's. At 40 the risk of a trisomy 21 down syndrome reaches 1% while at 45 it reaches 2%. This number is added to the random risk of 4% that any pregnancy has of an unexpected event (cleft palate, premi, other defect). ...Read more
Not usually: On www.Angelman.Org there is an explanation of the ways in which the genetic errors that cause angelman syndrome can occur.In a very few cases, there is an alteration in mother's ub3a gene or a balanced translocation on her chromosome 15 that increases risk, but usually it's a new mutation. ...Read more
Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for:: Brachial plexus injury, Erectile dysfunction, Essential hypertension, Rhabdomyolysis, Heart attack, BPH, ST elevation myocardial infarction, Polycystic ovary syndrome, High blood pressure, Fatty liver, Acanthosis nigricans, Endometrial cancer, Hypertriglyceridemia, Male pattern baldness, Metabolic syndrome. ...Read more
Would a diagnosis of the VASCULAR subtype of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome likely happen before age 35? Hypermobile family with no sudden deaths.
It can: I have seen it but it sounds unlikely in you. ...Read more
Is there a way for an at risk person to detect early changes (via blood tests etc) that usually precipitate development of non-hodgkins lymphoma?
Yes: Seeing your general doctor regulary for check-ups and physical exams is the best way. Sometimes you can see signs of lymphoma in a blood test, like a high LDH, but this is not an effective screening method. Only if your doctor suspects that you may have lymphoma should she order further testing. ...Read more
Double marker on 12 weeks said that there is increased risk of Trisomy21. Age is 30. Any problem?
Screening test: This is just a screening test, and indicated you are at an increased risk for Trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome). Your OB should offer additional testing that can say for sure. ...Read more
Is fetal movement of baby with any 'problem/defect' like down syndrome, the same as a normal growing fetus?
Depends on the : Degree of low muscle tone ( hypotonia) that is present in a fetus with down syndrome ; the size (smallness for gestational age) of the fetus. Some mothers of infants with ds say they felt less fetal movement than from their non-ds fetuses; others say their fetus with ds was a good " kicker." there is a range of hypotonia in infants with ds, just as there is a range of cognitive ability. ...Read more
A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?
How dangerous is CT scan of brain in a young adult? Wil it cause any problems in the future ? Is it a risk factor for any disease?
CT scan: Ct scans are safe for most people, and the doctors weigh the need for this information vs the exposure to radiation, etc. If the scan includes contrast ("dye") there may be reactions to this -- but most people are not allergic. Your doctors should be checking your history and be ready for any possibility. Please discuss your concerns with the doctors who already know you. ...Read more
Thirties, generally.: Our metabolism starts to slow in the mid-30s, which is why starting aerobic exercise before then and continuing it through then and beyond is so important for health and well-being and vitality. By the way, women start to lose bone strength in the mid-30s, too, so start supplementing calcium and vitamin D at that age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1/287: Latest numbers show a risk of 1 in 287 births at age 36 not taking into consideration any other factors. ...Read more
If someone follows a regimen to avoid the onset of a certain disease but still develops it, is that indicative of a genetic predisposition?
Yes: Almost every medical condition has a genetic basis. Family history of disease predicts genetic predisposition & increases one's risk however the road to development of a disease is much more complicated. We know that predisposition is influenced by multi-factorial elements eg. environment, diet, viral triggers, & more. Some diseases appear by spontaneous gene mutation showing no familial trail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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