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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Low Birth Weight (Overview)

lowbirth weight is infant with BW-less than 2500 g


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Is it possible that hypoglycemia in pregnancy cause low birth weight .?

Is it possible that hypoglycemia in pregnancy cause low birth weight .?

Unless you: have diabetes and are on medication to lower your blood sugar, blood sugar in normal (non obese) women is commonly very low during pregnancy, particularly early. Talk w/ your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
29 doctors shared insights

Low Birth Weight (Overview)

lowbirth weight is infant with BW-less than 2500 g


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What is a major factor in low birth weight?

What is a major factor in low birth weight?

Major Factor: Low birth weight has multiple causes. Utero placental insufficiency being the ultimate culprit. In truth there are many major factors that cause low birth weight. In our present day, in our community i must say that the major factor responsible for lbw is cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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Low birth weight and drugs related?

Low birth weight and drugs related?

YES.: Cocaine and many other drugs can lead to preterm birth, lowe birth weight and many other complications that can have life-long consequences for the infant. ...Read more

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What is the major factor in low birth weight?

What is the major factor in low birth weight?

Preterm birth.: Preterm birth is probably the highest risk factor for low birth weight - and poor fetal growth can lead to preterm labor/delivery! other risk factors: preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, obesity in the mother, thyroidopathies, genetic syndromes, familial traits. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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Can you tell me what is defined as low birth weight (lbw) and what are the general risks?

Can you tell me what is defined as low birth weight (lbw) and what are the general risks?

Less than 2500g: For infant lbw or late prematurity frequent complications include low blood glucose, breathing problems (usually mild), difficulty maintaing body temperature and difficulty nipple feeding. ...Read more

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Low birth weight and drugs related?

YES.: Cocaine and many other drugs can lead to preterm birth, lowe birth weight and many other complications that can have life-long consequences for the infant. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What is a major factor in low birth weight?

Major Factor: Low birth weight has multiple causes. Utero placental insufficiency being the ultimate culprit. In truth there are many major factors that cause low birth weight. In our present day, in our community i must say that the major factor responsible for lbw is cigarette smoking. ...Read more