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Doctor insights on: Is There Any Way To Know Risk Of Down Syndrome

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic Chromosome 21 disorder causing ...Read more


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Is there any way to naturally lower the risk of down syndrome?

Is there any way to naturally lower the risk of down syndrome?

No Except....: The risk of having a baby with down's syndrome increases with the age of the mother. Thus having children at younger ages is the only known way to naturally lower the risk. ...Read more

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Is there any way you can lower the risk of having a baby with down syndrome?

Is there  any way you can lower the risk of having a baby with down syndrome?

Increases with Age: Increasing age of mom increases the risk of down's syndrome. Otherwise no known way to change the outcome other than have babies at a younger age. ...Read more

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Is there any way to predict or prevent the symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis?

Is there any way to predict or prevent the symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis?

No!: There is unfortunately no way to predict who or when a baby gets necrotizing colitis. The more premature a baby is the higher the likelihood of nec. But there a long list of other reasons that can predispose a child to have nec. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vanishing twin syndrome and is there a way to predict this condition?

What are the symptoms of vanishing twin syndrome and is there a way to predict this condition?

None.: Vanishing twin syndrome is probably much more common that people think; it results in a singleton pregnancy and current evidence suggests it is rather the norm than the exception. No test can predict this, only serial prenatal sonograms can document it. ...Read more

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How to know which kind of erb's palcy is newborn? Is there any way to know if nerves broken or only damaged?

How to know which kind of erb's palcy is newborn? Is there any way to know if nerves broken or only damaged?

Brachial plexus: injury can be upper-C5C6C7-erbs palsy,and less common-C5-Ti in C5 C6-injury the hand and wrist movt are preserved if C7 is involved there is also flexion of wrist and fingers a neurologist needs to evaluate electrodiagnostic studies and imaging helps diagnosis so surgical nerve repair and reconstruction can be done ...Read more

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Is there any way to lessen the symptoms of asperger's?

Read Temple Grandin: Excellent books are available. Read thinking in pictures and the way i see it. Also read the curious incident of the dog in the night time. More intense would be oliver sacks an anthropologist on mars. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat shaken baby syndrome?

Supportive care: Shaken baby syndrome is one cause brain injury that can lead to long term disabilities. It fits as a cause of cerebral palsy, and recovery and treatments are similar to CP from other causes. Infants have more capacity to improve than adults from the same injury, so pt, ot & speach rx may maximize improvement. Unfortunately some SBS cases have major brain injury & may not gain much function. ...Read more

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How to have twins? Is there any clinical way

How to have twins? Is there any clinical way

No: except if you are on fertility drugs there is a greater chance--not for a 17 yr old and you would not use them for that reason. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get cured of diabetes?

Is there any way to get cured of diabetes?

UNFORTUNATELY NO: Once a diabetic, always a diabetic. Except... New onset obese diabetics that lose weight and keep it off, may be able to fend off the disease for many many years! ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat flat head syndrome at the age of 17?

Is there any way to treat flat head syndrome at the age of 17?

This may be genetic: Your physician can help clarify if this is genetic. By that I mean it can run in families. There are famous people like the football player Kevin Singletary who had a flat head and this runs in his family. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to reduce the risk of heart disease?

Can there be any way to reduce the risk of heart disease?

Heart : Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. ...Read more

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Is there any way possible to increase the size of my penis without surgery?

Is there any way possible to increase the size of my penis without surgery?

Not really: I say quit worrying about it. You are probably very normal in size and may still develop some more. ...Read more

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Is there any way to stop the feeling of anxiety?

Is there any way to stop the feeling of anxiety?

It is possible: There are many methods to reduce anxiety. Deep breathing: inhale slowly, hold, exhale slowly. Thought stopping: stop. Replace a disturbing thought with a positive one. Visualization: create a relaxing image to use when anxiety starts.Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt), successfully teaches how to change thinking and affect feelings. Consult a specialist to find an approach that best fits you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of usher syndrome and is there any way to effectively address them?

What are the symptoms of usher syndrome and is there any way to effectively address them?

See below:: The major symptoms of usher syndrome are hearing loss and an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, or rp. Rp causes night-blindness and a loss of peripheral vision (side vision) through the progressive degeneration of the retina. There is no cure for usher syndrome. The best treatment involves early identification so that educational programs can begin as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure my fear of heights?

Is there any way to cure my fear of heights?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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Is there any way to increase my height?

Is there any way to increase my height?

Not really.: If you are a 41 year old male it is unlikely that you will grow taller. You can maximize what you do have through good posture & stretching. You can help to maintain height better as you age through healthy intake & exercise. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop the worrying without the use of any medication?

Is there a way to stop the  worrying  without the use of any medication?

Yes: There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of bowel without actually going?

Is there any way to get rid of bowel without actually going?

NO: Only other way to get rid of waste would be a colostomy where a surgeon opens a hole in your abdomen and redirects the colon into a bag you wear on your belly. This is not something you want to do unless it is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of kleptomania and is there any way to prevent them?

Are the symptoms of kleptomania and is there any way to prevent them?

Stealing: This is a form of compulsive maladaptive behavior to feelings of loss deprivation and conflict. Cognitive behavioral treatment is best. ...Read more