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Medical problems with premature baby later in life?

Medical problems with premature baby later in life?

It depends.: It depends on how premature the baby was and what medical problems the baby had in the nicu. Any problems that showed up in the nicu may or may not continue to be an issue, and premature babies are also at higher risk of developmental delay. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can you develops pku later in life?

Can you develops pku later in life?

Not possible: PKU is not a disease you can get.It is based on mistakes in the genes where the protein cannot be metabolized properly.Your body gets 2 copies of the gene, if one is defective, the other can do the work, but if you are born with 2 defective genes you have the problem at birth.Once you start consuming protein, your metabolism can't process the phenylalanine. ...Read more

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Can you develops pku later in life?

Can you develops pku later in life?

No: PKU is a genetic disease that you are born with. Newborn screening helps to diagnose this disease and guides the treatment. Having it diagnosed later in life leads to more problems. A special diet low in phenylalanine is the treatment. During pregnancy it is particularly important. ...Read more

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34wk gestation, severe brain damage with only the brainstem active. Life expectancy? Quality of life?

34wk gestation, severe brain damage with only the brainstem active. Life expectancy? Quality of life?

Defer to Local Docs: I am very saddened to hear of this tragedy. Your question does not clarify if this is the mother or the infant with this traumatic situation. But, regardless, this situation is very severe and i would defer to the team caring for the patient on the ground in person. ...Read more

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Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

YES!: Birth weight over 4 kilos or 9 lb increases the likelihood that the mother will develop overt diabetes outside of pregnancy. Diet and exercise to decrease your weight for height can avert this dire complication. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure due to preeclampsia affect someone later their life?

Can high blood pressure due to preeclampsia affect someone later their life?

Yes, possibly: After pregnancy, the pressure usually returns to normal and there are no long term effects. However, mothers who have high blood pressure in pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing chronic high blood pressure later in life and should be monitored regularly. ...Read more

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Had eclampsia in 1st preg, hypertension in 2nd which led to foetal death at 29wks. Now diagnosed with essential hypertension. Pregnant now. Help?

Had eclampsia in 1st preg, hypertension in 2nd which led to foetal death at 29wks. Now diagnosed with essential hypertension. Pregnant now. Help?

High risk pregnancy: You'll need to be under the care of a high risk pregnancy specialist. These doctors are called perinatologists. You'll need a consultation as soon as possible and be sure to follow all their advice and recommendations. ...Read more

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Smoking in pregnancy: Advise to quit as soon as you found out u r pregnant. Low birth weight and other complications possible. Also if quitting now, it would do both of you good. ...Read more

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Can compounding trauma (Alzheimer in family, death of parent,etc) during childhood be a trigger for migraines and other health issues later in life?

Can compounding trauma (Alzheimer in family, death of parent,etc)  during childhood be a trigger for migraines and other health issues later in life?

Speaking as a: psychologist, the liklihood of onset depression goes up during the teen years if there is trauma or loss during the critical window of age 2 to 4. This is because of a developmental stage--constancy--that is interrupted, and then re-visited during the teen years, when it is again interrupted through individuation. Physical illnesses can accompany this, but consult an MD for more specific info. ...Read more

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Is a 2 vessel cord baby and high blood pressure later in life related?

Is a 2 vessel cord baby and high blood pressure later in life related?

Unlikely: Two vessel cords are occasionally seen with a variety of birth defects, usually very obvious at birth. The observant doc will pursue a good exam and follow up on the issue as needed.Most often, this is just a curiosity with no associated health problems. ...Read more

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Can woman who donates a kidney live normal life? What care must she take?risk in pregnancy? Is there lowered life expectancy? risk of kidney failure?

Can woman who donates a kidney live normal life? What care must she take?risk in pregnancy? Is there lowered life expectancy? risk of kidney failure?

Depends: Most of us need one well-functioning kidney to live normally. However, one needs to think seriously before deciding to become a living donor. After all, it is a major surgery (mortality rate 2-3 in 10,000) and it requires general anesthesia. Recent studies have shown that former donors do have slightly higher chance of pregnancy-related complications (e.g. pre-eclampsia). ...Read more

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Are 2 vessel cord baby's and high blood pressure later in life related?

Are 2 vessel cord baby's and high blood pressure later in life related?

Possibly: 2 vessel umbelical cord is interestingly related to renal abnormalities. one of the causes of persistant hypertension at an early age is involved with the renin angiotensin mechanism related to the vascular supply and integrety of the kidney ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy of a hypertensive stroke victim?

What's the life expectancy of a hypertensive stroke victim?

No one fixed answer: The real risk depends on other comorbid conditions such as the state of coronary and peripheral vessels , the condition of the cardiovascular system , the presense of diabetes and lipid levels . Also how compliant the patient is with thier medications and folow up with neurlogist pcp and cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can a heart condition at birth cause problems with the brain later in life?

Can a heart condition at birth cause problems with the brain later in life?

See Below: Unless the heart defect was severe enough to cause a lack of adequate oxygen delivery to the brain, then no. ...Read more

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Can gestational hypertension turn into preeclampsia, later on?

Can gestational hypertension turn into preeclampsia, later on?

OB hypertension: Hypertension in pregnancy can lead "pre-eclampsia" as it is one of the components which also include a syndrome of elevated blood platelets, pedal edema, and decreased kidney filtration etc. You will need to be examined more frequently by your OB md during this pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are odds of diabetes later in life if gestional diagnosed?

What are odds of diabetes later in life if gestional diagnosed?

Depends on weight.: If you lose the weight you gain during a pregnancy, having had gestational diabetes, your risk of diabetes later in life goes back down to your baseline risk (based on family history and other factors). If you keep the extra weight you may have gained during your pregnancy, your subsequent risk of diabetes may be as high as 60%! ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for male in early 60s who is afflicted with end stage renal disease, diabetes, and chf?

What is life expectancy for male in early 60s who is afflicted with end stage renal disease, diabetes, and chf?

Life expectancy CHF: Too little information to create a meaningful answer... Depends upon cause and severity of chf, dialysis? Control of diabetes? Peripheral vascular disease? Active smoker? Etc... ...Read more