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Medicine For Delayed Motor Development
Late: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various muscle. There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may walk as early as 7-8 mos and as late as 18-20 mos and still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more
Each developmental: Stream - cognition, communication, social, fine motor & gross motor- has a range of ages in months at which typically-developing infants achieve specific skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a delay in that stream. Fine motor = use of muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands; Gross Motor = use of muscles of pelvis, legs, feet ...Read more
There is a range of: Ages during which typically-developing infants achieve specific developmental skills. An infant who does not attain those skills by the age at which 90% of infants demonstrate them has a Fine Motor delay if muscles of the upper trunk, arms & hands are involved & a Gross Motor delay if muscles of the pelvis, legs & feet are involved. Early Intervention Occupational & Physical Therapy can help. ...Read more
Possible: Heredity is not always as straightforward as one parent to child - extended family history often gives a clue, but there is still we don't totally understand. Prenatal and neonatal factors can be other risks. Causes can be hard to pinpoint, but consultaiton with developmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, or pediatric neuropsychologists may be able to answer questions. ...Read more
Early intervention!: ...Though I would like there to be a specific cause for the delay in motor development identified. This is usually achieved through a combination of blood/urine studies and select neuroimaging (mri/ct) +/- eeg, genetic studies, etc. Whatever the reason, early intervention (ot/pt) may greatly improve these children's lives! ...Read more
Not Necessarily: The cognitive parts of the brain and the motor areas are seperate to a large degree. It is very possible for the motor area to have been damaged or immature and the thinking, reasoning or cognitive areas to be ok. Of course, sometimes global problems may occur causing problems in both areas. ...Read more
Recognition & PT: Early recognition & supportive physical therapy are the standard for treating developmental delays. Therapy can work to suppress abnormal primitive reflexes that impairs progress & help the kid reach milestones. Regular reassessment & goal planning are part of this process. ...Read more
Asperger Syndrome: You can not diagnose Asperger syndrome by delayed motor development. It is a develepmental disorder, in which the physical and motor development is usually normal. ...Read more
Yes: Maternal Cocaine and alcohol addiction are 2 things that can place infants at risk for delays in motor development. Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at age 2, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development. ...Read more
Not really: Chlamydia during pregnancy is more known to cause eye infections and/or less frequently pneumonia in the newborn period. These are treatable and don't usually have negative outcomes if treated in a timely manner. The infection doesn't cause motor problems for older children. ...Read more
Mychild has mild hypotonia in legs only, he is 10 months old, normal MRI and spectroscopy, delayed motor skills only, what could be the problem?
Many things: If his other milestones are normal then this narrows it down a bit. We want to know details of his birth history, early life, nutrition factors, overall growth, and family history to just name a few things in order to figure this out. Is the motor skill delay progressive? (is his muscle strength WORSENING?) Or is it static? Could be many reasons at this point, these answers will guide diagnosis ...Read more
Not good: Maternal Cocaine addiction can lead to microcephaly (small head) and growth retardation in infants. Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at 2 years of age, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development. ...Read more
Possibly, and more: Cocaine causes constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels, including those that carry oxygen and nutrients to the placenta and fetus. Damage to the fetal brain can be the result of lack of oxygen or bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces of the brain. Cocaine can impair body and brain growth in the fetus as well as cause high blood pressure and its complications in the mother. Get help, please. ...Read more
No: Most tic disorders are independent of other neurological problems. Tic intensity usually peaks by age 10 years and then seems to subside. There are occasional associations with underlying neurological diseases. ...Read more
Many things: Motor development is a complex series of gains in coordination and strength. In infants, lack of tummy-time can lead to late crawling due to weaker upper bodies. Other things affecting strength, such as weakness related to illness or genetic problems, can delay skills. Practice makes perfect (or close enough), so the best way to help motor development is to encourage new efforts! ...Read more
Loss of motor neuron: The brain has areas where the nerves that issue working signals to the muscles are located. For these nerves to grow and mature after conception, they need nutrients (oxygen, protein, carbohydrates) all brought to them by the normal flow of blood to their location. This is assured when blood flow in the placenta & brain is normal. Nerves die if nutrients are cut off, and this causes motor problems. ...Read more
OT, PT, family, too: Occupational therapy (ot) generally deals with fine motor or upper extremity (arm, forearm, hand) plus many daily living activities. Physical therapy (pt) usually involves walking, moving, gross motor activities. Both are important to do at the therapy centers. Of great value is training for families and teachers so the activities can be continued and reinforced in the real-world settings. ...Read more
Can having chlamidyia for a while when I was pregnant cause motor development problems for my child like having mental problem? Worried didn't know
Not an issue: Baby is protected by the fetal membranes from any invasion by chlamydia that may be in other areas of your genital tract. In fact the pregnancy likely prevented the germ from getting up to your tubes, where it could do some damage to your fertility.The fetus is only at risk from the germs that can enter your blood and slip in through the placenta.Chlamydia does not. ...Read more
My daughter has congenital hydrocephalus, she was born at 35 weeks. How can this affect her motor development?
Developmental issues: That occur in children with hydrocephalus are variable, as dr. F explained, & can include cognitive, motor & social/adaptive challenges. The impacts can often be reduced by early intervention, then school-based therapies & ongoing medical care by pediatricians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pede. Ophthalmologists, orthopedists & more. For support & information see http://www. Hydroassoc. Org/. ...Read more
I'm delayed for 6 weeks, I took blood test for pt result negative. My ob doctor gave me provera (medroxyprogesterone). What medicine can take so that I can have my menstruations back?
Provera (medroxyprogesterone) or prometriu: Provera or Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will cause you to have a withdrawl period after you finish taking the prescribed number usually 10-12. You can use this monthly, but if you are not trying for pregnancy a birth control pill should regulate you. ...Read more
My I have multicystic right ovary, my ob-gyn doctor was gave me a medicine like metformin, polynerv and folic acid vit. Now im delayed for 1month. I took urine test and blood test for pregnancy but still negative result. Is there any problem?
Publicly-funded: low-cost Early Intervention Programs in Boston are excellent & anyone can refer a child for assessment. Contact Patti Fougere, 250 Washington Street, by phone at 617-624-5975 or email at Patti. [email protected] Ma.us. The primary pediatrician can refer the baby to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to search for genetic & other medical causes, develop a treatment plan & educate the family. ...Read more
Yes: Infants need human contact and stimulation to develop and stimulate their brains optimally. Stimulation includes touching, such as holding, kissing, cuddling, tickling. This isn't happening alone in an infant carrier. Infant carriers should be used for what it says - to carry the infant from point A to point B and that's it. They are not a babysitter..... ...Read more
Around puberty age: Boys who don't have evidence of puberty by age 13-14 should be evaluated by their doctors. A pediatric endocrinologist can help. If boys are known to have hypogonadism for any reason, they will need testosterone supplementation to go thru puberty. Not infrequently, constitutional delay of puberty may also require a jump start with low dose testosterone for some months. ...Read more