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Oxygen Deficiency At Birth And Autism
Yes it can: Many things can result from birth hypoxia: from nothing to severe cerebral palsy and death. Learning problems, behavioral problems, adhd, seizures occur at increased rates in neonatal hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) . Not a good thing to have. If your baby suffered hypoxemia at birth, have her/him watched carefully by the pediatrician for the above problems. ...Read more
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Varies with degree: The normal fetal blood oxygen content in the womb is a fraction of what is considered normal after an hour of age. Resuscitation programs for infants and premi's now use room air initially to mimic the natural transition to air breathing but use extra oxygen if there is poor response.Long term oxygen deprivation may result in brain injury, circulatory problems and or shock. It varies with amount. ...Read more
No firm association: The details on any link between brain injury at birth (anoxia or oxygen deprivation is most common) and autism or autism spectrum disorder is weak at best and probably largely describable as vague or controversial by most investigators. There is an article which claims a weak association in males only though. Here is the url http://www.Biomedcentral.Com/1471-2288/11/2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin E can increase the risk of heart defects in babies.
Prenatal one and dha of Rainbow Light are 60 iu of vitamin e. Is it safe to take?
Many: The classic B12 deficient people are severe alcoholics and vegan type vegetarians. Obviously, the reason for the deficiency is different in the two groups. Vegans simply don't eat enough B12 containing foods. Alcoholics are a bit more complicated than that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 of 4 of my children have Low Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCVH....High RDW. I believe that affect their education performance and behavior.
Maybe,maybe not: The levels needed to interfere with performance vary with the skill set being reviewed. Many with minor hemoglobin defects have lower values than the norm for their lifetime and function quite well.Lead poisoning can also cause lower values, but it is the lead, not the blood cells that cause impairments.In short, your statement provides nonspecific data so a more specific answer is not possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there signifance to folate (folic acid) level > 24 ng/ml and a vit B12 level of 343 pg/ml for someone with continuing fatigue? Fyi vit d =38 and ferritin=39.
My 11 month gs has dysfunctional basal gagalia due to lack of oxygen at birth. So far has met all milestones. Are there different degrees seriousness?
Pediatric neuro: Patrick the best person to answer your question is a pediatric neurologist who will let the family know what to expect. ...Read more
Not likely unless...: I don't know why you are not having periods but b6 is unlikely to help unless you have high prolactin levels. B6 may reduce high prolactin. Other supplements may help too but i advise a thorough evaluation, including thorough thyroid testing. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/amenorrhea and http://bit.Ly/1bogdxh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe folate (folic acid) and iron deficiency now pregnant. Can I take extra to decrease risk of birth defects?
Environment: The environment that produces normal eyes is the womb.While in the womb, baby's eyes get about 60% blood oxygen content. Early work with premi's included putting them in "incubators" & piping in oxygen, hoping that they survived.Testing blood gasses was almost impossible, but when obtained,O2 use was geared at keeping above 90%.Now they keep it lower.The high blood oxygen triggered damage in some ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ferritin level is very low at 9 and has not changed after 3 months of high dose oral iron supplements. Are iron suppositories more effective?
Folate (folic acid) 53/B12 1500/Both 1.5-2xUNL. Are these levels good for pregnancy? I know low levels link to risks of birth defects. What about high levels?
Needs further eval: If you are reporting the usual units for folate (folic acid) and B12, then they are high. The most likely explanation is that you are taking these in supplements anticipating pregnancy. If so, you are taking too much and should cut back to only recommended intake. If you are not taking supplements or medications, this needs prompt evaluation as it could be related to liver, kidney or bone marrow problems. ...Read more
I know that iron pills in SCD are useless because of rapid RBC death but what about the trait? Is iron helpful in iron def. anemia with SCT?
Production,destructi: Think of a 2 part system; one side produces something and one side destroys same thing. In SC disease the person has a hemoglobin which has enough iron but the RBC is not flexible enough so it is destroyed more readily by the body. It is not a problem with too little being made (iron deficiency) but a problem with excess destruction. ...Read more
My toddlers iron level at 9.1 and low hemoglobin consistently even although he eats a diet rich in iron and vit c. What can cause this?
Is it true that huge doses of vitamin B12 inhibit the levels of other b vitamins? (source:the web)
No: Someone writing on the internet can put out any silly fantasy and make money doing it, as they appear very learned and caring. This one's just not true. Unlike these people, the scientific physicians in our community and on healthtap are bound by law to tell the truth. ...Read more
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