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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Restless (Tossing And Turning) Sleep (Definition)

Restless sleep is a symptom in which a person does not sleep soundly. He may wake up several times an hour due to breathing obstructions, snoring, restless legs syndrome, anxiety, depression, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a sleeping disorder your whole life?

Is it possible to have a sleeping disorder your whole life?

Yes: It depends on the sleep disorder. There are rare disorders that can start at birth, but they are very rare. The more common ones like sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and insomnia tend to get worse as you age. Children can have sleep apnea too, usually due to large tonsils and adenoids. Sleep walking can start young and vary throughout life. ...Read more

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Pregnant question my mom could not get pregnant for 10 years is that something that is hertitary and will be a problem for me to?

Pregnant question my mom could not get pregnant for 10 years is that something that is hertitary and will be a problem for me to?

There : There are many different causes of infertility. Some are hereditary or partially hereditary but infertilty per se is not a heritable disease. Since 30-40% of infertility is male related, your mom might not have had any fertility problems at all. Try to find out what she knew about the cause of her fertility difficulties and any gynecologic problems that she subsequently developed. A more specific knowledge of her history might be helpful in predicting your potential but most likely her history doesn't necessarily mean problems for you. ...Read more

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Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Not so: Women are encouraged to sleep on their left side as pregnancy progresses as the vena cava (large blood vessel) can become flattened if lying on back (due to size of uterus). Sleeping on the left side can help to prevent this compression so that blood finds it's way to your uterus. This is true for diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women. Take care. ...Read more

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I had sleep apena as a child what is the odds that my 21 month old may have or will have it?

I had sleep apena as a child what is the odds that my 21 month old may have or will have it?

Depends on type: There are 2 main types of sleep apnea - central where your brain forgets to tell you to breath while you sleep, and obstructive, where the airway structures are more "floppy" and tend to block the airflow while you sleep as you relax those muscles. Central apnea is not hereditary. Obstructive apneas can run in families, especially if your child looks a lot like you did as an infant/toddler. ...Read more

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My baby is 1 month old and I think she sleep a lot. How much sleep is healty? Should I have to take her to a Neurologist to run tests on her?

My baby is 1 month old and I think she sleep a lot. How much sleep is healty? Should I have to take her to a Neurologist to run tests on her?

Normal: Babies in this age group "sleep all the time". This is a common statement by new mothers. This is quite normal in a one month old child. The variation in sleeping hours is quite a lot - anywhere from 18-22 hours! The way you tell if there is anything wrong with your baby is when she is awake how is she responding? is she sucking well? is she feeding well? is she gaining weight?If worried see a doc ...Read more

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No, my question is "is it possible to have a stroke in your sleep?

No, my question is "is it possible to have a stroke in your sleep?

Yes.: A stroke (interruption of the blood flow to a particular part of the brain) can occur at any time. While it is unusual, it can occur during sleep when the brain is supposed to be resting. Generally, your blood pressure declines when you sleep and there is less change in blood flow, so the chances are lower; however, if there is a stroke, oftentimes it will be known right after you wake up. ...Read more

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Please can I ask, if depression , pstd is left untreated for a long period and the person has shut down , is it possible that this is a permanent thing?

Please can I ask, if depression , pstd is left untreated for a long period and the person has shut down , is it possible that this is a permanent thing?

PTSD is treatable: But the person may be too frightened or depressed to seek it out. It does not have to be permanent and prognosis is better today than years ago. It is important to go to a professional or inpatient clinic that specializes in ptsd. Group therapy and sometimes clinical hypnosis, and possibly medication can be used in treatment. Maybe you or a friend can go w/him, at least at first. ...Read more

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Can i get a biological explanation as to why my unborn baby moves non stop and vigorously all the time. I have anxiety disorder. Is it the anxiety?

Can i get a biological explanation as to why my unborn baby moves non stop and vigorously all the time. I have anxiety disorder. Is it the anxiety?

Unlikely: Pregnancy is a time where anxiety can heighten for you. However, your unborn child's vigorous movement is a sign of health, not of anxiety. ...Read more

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Is there a method on which I could go on for a higher possablity to have twins?

1:80 chance nature: Spontaneous natuural occurrence is 1:80 pregnancy. Using fertility drugs can increase your chance of multiple borths;but risk of delivering pre-mature baby is higher and pre-maturity has it's on risk and future problems in infants. ...Read more

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My whole stomach tightened but didn't hurt could this be a real contraction? I'll be 39 weeks this sunday and this is my second child but first for a vaginal birth. I've been having false labor for a month and could tell the difference. My husband and i

My whole stomach tightened but didn't hurt could this be a real contraction? I'll be 39 weeks this sunday and this is my second child but first for a vaginal birth. I've been having false labor for a month and could tell the difference.  My husband and i

This : This sounds like a classic braxton hicks contraction. It can be very difficult to tell the difference between these contractions and true labor contractions. Keep this in mind, if the contractions are not getting onsistently stronger, longer, and closer together then you are likely in false labor, if not, and they are increasing in intensity and length and more frequent then you should call your doctor right away or present to OB triage. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I amstudying for an exam, however my attention span seems to be on the low side. Could this be related to my health?

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I amstudying for an exam, however my attention span seems to be on the low side. Could this be related to my health?

Could be: Discuss with your doctor about this problem. Certain condition like low thyroid hormone, deficiency in iron or other vitamin or other medical condition can affect your memory and concentration. Your doctor can run some simple blood work to rule things out. Good luck. Also, don't forget to eat right, sleep well and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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My 21 month old jumps, jerks in her sleep and wines we she does it. Is this for a cause for concern?

My 21 month old jumps, jerks in her sleep and  wines we she does it. Is this for a cause for concern?

No: If the kid has productive sleep enough to have good playful days & grow well, leave them alone.Some sleep myoclonus (jerking) or nightmares are normal in young toddlers. Night terrors are more intense, early in the night, and often a sign of not getting enough sleep. ...Read more

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I have been trying to get pregnant for 7 months for a third child and conceived first time for first two. I had an ultrasound and there is a 33mm cyst in my left adnexa which could be tubular in origin. My gp doesn't seem concerned it will affect getting

I have been trying to get pregnant for 7 months for a third child and conceived first time for first two. I had an ultrasound and there is a 33mm cyst in my left adnexa which could be tubular in origin. My gp doesn't seem concerned it will affect getting

Agree: It is unlikely that a simple ovarian cyst will prevent your becoming pregnant, assuming that is what this really is. Suggest you consult with an ob/gyn doctor to see if further testing may be necessary. The one who delivered your previous children might be a good source. ...Read more

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I was born without a thyroid gland and Ive been on medication my whole life. Is it likely that I will be ABLE to conceive and carry a child full term?

I was born without a thyroid gland and Ive been on medication my whole life. Is it likely that I will be ABLE to conceive and carry a child full term?

Yes: The replacement therapy makes you the healthy equivalent of any other prospective mother.As long as you keep up with your thyroid needs, things should go fine.It is a common issue,you are not alone or the first one to ask the question. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more