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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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My one year boy had a episode of loc, his doctor diagnosed him for seizure due to occipital gliosis (due to neonatal hypoglycemia) , is that curable ?

My one year boy had a episode of loc, his doctor diagnosed him for seizure due to occipital gliosis (due to neonatal hypoglycemia) , is that curable ?

Cure epilepsy?: If your child has only 1 episode of loss of consciousness (?A seizure), a normal eeg, the risk of recurrence is somewhat higher than 50%. I do not have enough information to understand the significance of the mri. Studies have shown if a child with a seizure disorder goes from 2 to 4 years free of seizures, up to 70% will not have a recurrence when medication is weaned. ...Read more

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How hypoglycemia associated with neonatal growth hormon deficiency?

Growth Hormone: Growth hormone does much more than just affect growth. It is very active in metabolism of many types of cells, including those involved in the processing of sugars. So if you can't process the sugar in your diet correctly, it can lead to blood sugar being too low - hypoglycemia. Work closely with a pediatric endocrinologist as this is a significant disorder. ...Read more

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Can newborns have hypoglycemia?

Can newborns have hypoglycemia?

Yes: Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, in a newborn has several causes. One of the more common reasons is if the mom had gestational diabetes. In that case, the baby makes more Insulin in order to control the high sugar level his body is exposed to. After birth, it takes time for the Insulin production to slow down, leading to hypoglycemia. Infection or poor feeding are also possible causes. ...Read more

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What is causes of hypoglycemia in newborn.?

What is causes of hypoglycemia in newborn.?

Transitional event: The newborn must switch from a constant supply of sugar from mothers placental blood,to deriving that sugar from stored reserves or eating. Babies make their own insulin starting as a fetus and put away the sugar at a constant rate. If the supply drops,the insulin continues to put it away and hypoglycemia occurs.It can be natural and transient,caused by poor reserves,maternal diabetes,and others ...Read more

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What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

Hypoglycemia: There are many causes of hypoglycemia in a newborn, with the most common being a rebound low blood sugar for an infant born to a diabetic mother. In the Unites States, there are specific nursery protocols to watch closely for hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a newborn has hypoglycemia? I have hypoglycemia (it runs in family) & i want to ensure that my baby does not have it.

HYpoglycemia: In newborn hypoglycemia seen in large for gestational age (lga) babies, mother had gestational or uncontrolled diabetes; baby small for gestational age (sga), premature, postmature, delay in starting / poor feeding, vomiting, difficult labor, congenital anomalies e.g. Heart disease, metabolic diseases, etc. Simple one touch sugar test tells glucose level. If persistent, needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Healthy newborn wt 7lbs 12 oz was on IV for hypoglycemia. Mom was never a diabetic, but why does his glucose keep dropping? What is normal glucose?

Healthy newborn wt 7lbs 12 oz was on IV for hypoglycemia. Mom was never a diabetic, but why does his glucose keep dropping? What is normal glucose?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in a newborn can be caused by many things, including undiagnosed high blood sugar in a mom at the end of pregnancy. Also, low blood sugar can be a sign of an infection in a newborn or not enough feedings by mouth. I am sure the neonatologists are taking care to figure out the cause. In most cases, the lability of the sugar calms down in a few days. ...Read more

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How common is hypoglycemia?

Extremely: Because it is caused by chronic ingestgion of sugar. ...Read more

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What can cause hypoglycemia?

4 things: People tend to have a genetic predisposition to having it but the 4 things i found that make it worse are: 1. Eating sugar 2. Not eating often enough 3. Not eating protein often enough 4. Food sensitivities. ...Read more

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