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Is Birth Length An Indicator Of Height In The Future
No: This is one I have never heard before, but i can tell you that it is very hard to predict adult height, especially at birth. The best way to "estimate" adult height is still based on the parents' heights and family history. Nutrition also plays a big role in ultimate adult height, as does the timing of puberty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In what way would birth control pills affect a woman's FSH and lh? Are they effective indicators when on bc?
Suppressed: LH and FSH levels are usually suppressed by the OCP. That how it suppresses ovulation and gives you birth control. Checking levels, however, are of little benefit. If the levels are not surprised, the pill does other things to prevent pregnancy, like altering cervical mucous and endometrial growth. ...Read more
Is there anyway to assess how well my cardiovascular system is responding to the estrogen in my birth control? Is blood-pressure a reliable indicator?
BP is independent: Landmark research on hormone replacement therapy has taught us that we still have a lot to learn about the impact of estrogen on heart disease. At this point, it would be premature to predict its benefits or harm, since heart disease risk increases after child bearing years. Blood pressure should be controlled long term to prevent future events, it's relationship to oral contraceptives varies. ...Read more
What can I expect during a stomach emptying test? Will the length of test be an indicator as to the results ?
Define gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a stomach ('gastro") that's slow to empty ("paresis")--seen in diabetics, with ischemia, pancreatic cancer, after viral infection, post-surgery, with stomach pacemaker problems (yes, the stomach has a pacemaker!), ; in systemic illness. The stomach normally empties liquids in 1-2 hours, solids 4-6 hours after meals. A gastric emptying scan measures stomach transit of test meal. ...Read more
Baby is 4 months on the 6th. Weight she's in 90th (16.6 lbs) height 50th (24") and head 10th (39 cm). Her head was 34.3 @ birth, should I be concerned?
Normal Growth: Rough calculation: birth weight doubles in 4 months, triples in 1 year. If her birth wt. Were around 8 pounds, the current weight is ok, make sure you don't overfeed her. Her length is ok, birth length is on average 20 inches. Head circumference is usually 34 cm at birth, 40 cm at 3 months, 42.5 cm at 6 months, 45.5 cm at 1 year and 48 cm at 2 years. Head size depend mostly on family head size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iam 25 yaears old my length is 160 CM and 73 kg wight after my baby birth iam fat please what need to loos my wight?
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