Top
20
Doctor insights on: Polyhydramnios Ethnicity

Share
1

1
Is gestational diabetes hereditary?

Is gestational diabetes hereditary?

Yes, but partially: Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component. The tendency for the body to be insulin-resistant and insulin-deficient (leading to high sugars) are often transmitted in the genetic make-up. However, gestational diabetes is also strongly related to other non-hereditary factors like age, weight, physical activity levels, and diet habits. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Lauren Phillips
13 doctors shared insights

Excess Pregnancy Fluid (Definition)

Polyhydramnios is a condition where there is too much amniotic ...Read more


2

2
What causes polyhydramnios in gdm?

What causes polyhydramnios in gdm?

Fetal polyuria.: When the maternal blood sugar is elevated for prolonged periods of time, the sugar crosses over to the fetus and it cannot retain it in its kidneys, therefore profuse fetal glucosuria ensues. This leads to polyhydramnios. ...Read more

3

3
How is gestational diabetes outcome correlated to polyhydramnios?

How is gestational diabetes outcome correlated to polyhydramnios?

High Sugars Cause It: If mom's blood sugar is high, the baby's is too. The same way high sugars cause an adult to urinate more, this high sugar. Causes the baby to make more urine, and the baby's urine is what makes up the amniotic fluid. ...Read more

4

4
What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

Weight/Genetics: Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life. Major risks include obesity (body mass index >30), older maternal age, past history of gestational diabetes, and ethnicity (african americans, native americans, south asia/india, hispanic, pacific islanders, and some from the caribbean). Be sure to get re-tested 6-12 weeks after delivery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Are certain ethnic groups at higher risk of osteogenesis imperfecta?

Are certain ethnic groups at higher risk of osteogenesis imperfecta?

In general, No....: .... But certain very small ethnic groups in africa and canada have been observed to suffer an increased incidence. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

Weight/Family Hist.: Obesity is a major risk for any diabetes. The other factor is genetics. There are many women of asian descent who have a normal weight (and body mass index), but develop gestational or regular diabetes. Obesity is one that people can modify though. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Abnormal glucose: The same reasons that produce Diabetic coma in adults. The elevated blood glucose going to the fetus causes metabolic changes that can result in death. ...Read more

8

8
In north america when are obs doing blood vs genetic amnio tests on babies?

In north america when are obs doing blood vs genetic amnio tests on babies?

Screening vs confirm: Blood screening is a relatively non invasive way to get information on significant problems but by definition it is screening. Screening is an effort to narrow down the list of people that need a specific confirmatory test.By example, for every 1000 screened, 10 may be positive, and offered the amnio to find 1 true positive. An amnio is more invasive & risky but gives more definitive results. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Is toxemia & preeclampsia hereditary?

Is toxemia & preeclampsia hereditary?

Familial: The pathogenic mechanisms underlying pre-eclampsia remain to be elucidated; however, immune maladaptation, inadequate placental development and trophoblast invasion, placental ischaemia, oxidative stress and thrombosis are all thought to represent key factors in the development of disease. Furthermore, all of these components have genetic factors that may be involved in the pathogenic changes. ...Read more

10

10
What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

What percent of mothers with gestational diabetes deliver their babies prematurely?

Depends On Control: There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). ...Read more

11

11
Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Yes: Type ii diabetes or Insulin resistance is more common as you age. Usually begins around age 40 but now due to poor eating habits is beginning as young as early teens. It is associated with obesity but not exclusively. African americans are at higher risk, primarily because the darker skin leads to lower vitamin d levels, low vitamin d is a risk factor for both type i and type ii diabetes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Mom typed 2 diabetes. Whats risk in children?

Mom typed 2 diabetes. Whats risk in children?

Incressed risk in ad: The children of a mom with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing dm in their adulthood and should avoid being overweight and need regular ceck ups and proper nutritional following all their life. ...Read more

13

13
Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...Read more

14

14
What ethnicity has most obese people?

What ethnicity has most obese people?

See this at CDC.GOV: Us data shows blacks and hispanic groups have higher rates than caucasians http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/dsobesityadults/but that is a very limited global view. Pima indians and aboriginals have high rates, also certian pacific islanders. ...Read more

15

15
Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of the babies of same gestational age. Furthermore"macrocosmic" fetus are at a higher risk of shoulder dystocia (difficulty of delivering shoulders after the head is out) and hypoglycemia or dropping blood sugars shortly after delivery. ...Read more

16

16
Is type 2 diabetes genetic?

Is type 2 diabetes genetic?

Partially: It has a strong genetic component but is also strongly tied to lifestyle habits. If you have close relatives with type 2 diabetes you have a better chance of developing it. You can also develop it with poor diet, lack of exercise and obesity. Use caution with carbs and fats. These types of foods trigger Insulin in our bodies and lead to Insulin resistance and eventual diabetes. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Please explain why people of ethnic backgrounds have higher risk of diabetes?

Please explain why people of ethnic backgrounds have higher risk of diabetes?

Observational Data: Most medical data is observational, on the first step toward possible understanding yet always limited by sampling issues & group sizes. Yet conclusions from observational data are often misleading. Presumably the differences are due to a combination of beliefs, behaviors, foods, eating & activity patterns, possibly also genes, no one really knows, still theories. Study science for smart people. ...Read more

18

18
Waht is the prognosis of fetus, newborn and mom with gestational diabetes mellitus>?

Waht is the prognosis of fetus, newborn and mom with gestational diabetes mellitus>?

Prognosis: Good for all if the diabetes is well controlled during pregnancy. Work closely with your physicians. Be mindful of what you eat and do. Gestational diabetes is not a death sentence. There are many effective treatment options currently available. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Congenital heart diseases in parents -> what risk in fetuses?

Congenital heart diseases in parents -> what risk in fetuses?

One~4%both~6-8: Chd is polygenic= influenced by multiple genes and not directly passed on. The type of the parents chd is not necessarily one seen in the offspring. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What causes genetic abnormalities in fetus?

What causes genetic abnormalities in fetus?

A few things: Often genetic abnormalities arise spontaneously. Some are due to genetic problems that are passed down in family lines. Some are due to the way the chromosomes from sperm and egg meet and form in an embryo. Lastly, some can be due to exposure radiation which can damage genes. If you're worried that your fetus might have abnormality, you can discuss with geneticist to understand risks. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer