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Julia Child Health Problems
Confusing question: Why would physicians based in the US have any knowledge of the Indian health system? Try a site based in your country. ...Read more
Child health: No, your child'shealth will not be affected if conceived after 17th day. ...Read more
Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?
Childhood obesity: Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. In order to fight this, help kids be more active (1 hr/day) and eat healthier and decrease unhealthy snacks! ...Read more
Read in child health magazine about cushing syndrome. I would like to know more. How do I find out?
Rapid Heart Beat: When discussing a cardiac question, the age of the child is always important. However, persistent rapid heart rate accompanied by sweating is something that should be evaluated no matter what the age of the patient. You should discuss this with your doctor. Then a more thorough patient history and family history can be taken and the appropriate evaluation and treatment done. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely. I see quite a few folks who were abused as children come to me with emotional problems (anger, post traumatic stress disorder, etc). But there may be some physical repercussions - sexually transmitted disease, rectal/vaginal tears/wounds, broken bones, etc. It will all depend on what type of abuse you experienced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: This is "metabolic syndrome" and indicates Insulin resistance. That means that he has a high blood Insulin that does not do its job properly. The common cause is bad diet. Take all the "junk" away, particularly all the sugar, sweeteners, pop, ice cream, candies etc. The overall health of an individual with this is awful and you can expect complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If child accidentally breathed in cigarette smoke on very rare occasion could it cause serious health problems?
I don't eat any fruits or vegetables since my child hood. Will it be a problem for my health in future? Any vitamin that can be recommended?
What do you suggest if my friend's child drinks only fanta grape cool drink mixed with little water, is there any health problem to this?
Wow, where to begin?: I'm not sure what's "not real" about autism or adhd; but, in prepubertal children, there's also anxiety, sometimes depression, & learning disabilities. After puberty, depression and anxiety increase markedly, as do eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. Not counting adhd (8-10% of the population), in any one year, serious other illness affect about 10-12% of the child population. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can me having a STD for a while when I was pregnant because I did not know I was affected cause my child to have mental health problems for my child?
Depends on the std: Some like chlamydia and gonorrhea would not bother the fetus during pregnancy but might at delivery if untreated. Syphilis could be a problem at either time unless recognized and treated. Others (herpes) could have variable outcome, primary infection vs recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
While in labor my child was crowning and the nurse held my leg shut cause my doctor wasn't there. Now she has lot of health problems could this be why?
Maybe, maybe not: "health problems" is I bit too broad to be specific. If the infant is still attached to a well functioning cord & placenta, the time in the birth canal, though stressful, does not necessarily lead to health problems. If the cord or placenta were not functioning well, it should have shown up durin monitoring & lead to c secton. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With me having a liver transplant at age 5 and being pregnant at age 21 could this be a health problem? Could it effect my child? Will I have to stop taking my medication?
No don't stop: Hundreds of woman had successful pregnancy after liver transplantation, do not stop any medication, you should be under the care of team and they will guide. You are slghtly in high risk group, higher chance of c section, hypertension, slight chance of rejection of liver, no evidence of malformation to the baby. Liver transplant recipients can have successful pregnancy, with some risk good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer