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What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?
Hormone: Longer exposure to higher levels of estrogen hormones is suggested, but these statistical findings are a measurement of increased risks. The statistics are not meant to tell us why things happen, they only measure what is seen in the us population. See gail risk model measurements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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
Triplets: The biggest risk factor for preterm delivery with triplets is - having triplets. I'm not a maternal-fetal specialist, but as an rei i've seen this alot - the main risk factor is the triplet; age, weight, etc, contribute a very small risk above and beyond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: Risks are low if kidney fuction is reasonable & should be discussed with nephrologist & OB dr. Kidney infections/pyelonephritis are associated with pre-term labor so baby comes early & is small & may need nicu care but usually ok. High infant mortality associated with pregnancy for women on dialysis, < if dialysis started after onset of pregnancy.Risk after kidney transplant low if function good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will: The main concern is this connective tissue disease casuses the main blood vessel including the aortal wall to become weak and have propensity for aneurysm and rupture . If some bod who wants to be the has any active vascular problem as result of ehelers-danlos , it is very important to consult cardiologists ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Before the era of chicken pox vaccines, and even now in countries that don't use the chicken pox vaccine, most people catch chicken pox disease... and it doesn't cause infertility, as all these women who have had chicken pox continue to have children and grow the world's population. ...Read more
Chances for pregnancy after 3x miscarriage. Normal menstruation. Diagnosed as adrenal insufficiency. Having osteopenia.
Need work up: It is hard to know from your comments what is going on. Normal cycles (without use of bcp) suggests normal pituitary function and normal estrogen. So why osteopenia at age 32? How was the adrenal insufficiency diagnosed? With an acth stimulation test, hopefully. Do you have a GI or nutritional disorder? Present some of these questions to your endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that early menopause comes with a reduced breast cancer risk are linked. Early meaning age 46. ?
Possible: Generally, 25% of women get pregnant on the first attempt, 30% at the end of 3 attempts, 60% at the end of 6 attempts, 80% at the end of 9 attempts and 85% at the end of a year. The remaining 15%, by definition, are infertile and should consider seeing their gyn or a infertility specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
I understand high risk pregnancies are primarily due to advanced age. Won't healthy diet, weight, active, prior to pregnancy lessen high risk?
Many causes: Advanced age is just one of reasons many other causes are high blood pressure, diabetes, small pelvis, family history of congenital malformations, bleeding, hiv, genital herpes , multiple pregnancies and many other reasons healthy diet weight active life does help and can not prevent high risk pregnancies. ...Read more
Mars/Venus: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity (bmi 30+), family history of heart disease. Some things increase risk more for gals than guys: smoking, mental stress/depression, lower estrogen after menopause; metabolic syndrome (belly fat+high blood pressure+high triglycerides+high blood sugar). We can: get moving, don't smoke, eat right, watch our weight, balance work/play. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal bone hypoplastic, 3.4mm at 21week scan without any other aneuploidy markers, maternal age 28years, first pregnancy, NT at 13weeks 2.5mm?
Needs Evaluation: Nt at 13 wks was borderline high. Nasal bone measurement at 21 wks is rather low since lower range of normal would be 4.4mm. In up to 15% of fetuses with nasal bone hypoplasia there were no other findings of aneuploidy. So, there is certainly a degree of risk here. You may want to consider amniocentesis to be better prepared if there is a problem and relieved if there is not. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can intercourse in early high risk pregnancy (due to age and sensitive cervix) cause miscarriage?
Unlikely: Unless it is very vigorous and forceful. ...Read more
Fracture: Osteoporosis in anyone is silent until there is a fracture. Even many spine fractures are silent insofar as the person didn't know they had osteoporosis until an x ray showed collapse of a vertebra or even multiple vertebrae. The classic " doweger hump" can be the only clue to the the diagnosis. In pregnancy this would not likely occur. ...Read more
6-12 months: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis is usually transient and resolves spontaneously. There's no standard treatment. Symptoms begin in the last trimester of pregnancy. It may persist six months to a year after pregnancy. After you have delivered you may take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for it. Make sure you are getting adequate nutrition during and after pregnancy. ...Read more
Calcium: This osteoporosis is short term and not usually treated with potent medications, unless very severe. The diagnosis warrents a bone density exam and consultation with someone versed in osteoporosis. Bone density exams have less radiation than a dental xray and you can be shielded as well. ...Read more
Yes: Osteoporosis can occur after pregnancy due to changes in calcium metabolism and bone reabsorption which provides calcium for the baby. It can increase the risk of fractures but tends to resolve on its own without medicine. It is a good idea to get at least 3 servings of dairy ( for calcium ) daily in the diet and make sure vitamin d level is optimized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Am only 34 and only just found out I have secondary osteoporosis. I was due to start second ivf. Is pregnancy a good idea?
Below: Your answer to the question of PG should be addressed by the physicians who are treating you. They have all your medical history and the results of labs and testing. ...Read more
28 yr old diagnosed w severe pregnancy/lactating associated osteoporosis is there anyway to heal my bones without fosamax (alendronate)? Will my bones even return
Yes, a long time: Prior to Fosamax Rx. patients with severe osteoporosis consumed Vitamin D and calcium for long periods of time with very very slow resolution of the disease. Most notably, many patients had spontaneous fractures during the "slow" method of Rx. Thank goodness for Fosamax that can "speed up" the new bone deposition and avoid the consequences of fractures and immobility. ...Read more
Yes, but why?: Osteoporosis in men can occur from several reasons. Each needs to be\excluded: 1.Low testosterone. 3. Inadequate vit d intake. 4. Inadequate calcium intake.5. Taking certain drugs, like corticosteroids. 6. Sedentary life-style. 7. Renal tubular acidosis. 8. Chronic inadequate human growth hormone secretion. There are others, but you need to find out why, as well as treat! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The skeleton: Osteoporosis is a disease of decreased bone density that results in pain and increased risk of fracture. The causes of osteoporosis may be due to disorders of the kidneys, intestines, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, or pituitary gland. Other associated diseases are pagets, myelomo, cancer, myelodysplasia and autoimmune diseases. Osteoporosis is a result of these conditions, not the cause. ...Read more
Depends: In the early stages, there might not be any symptoms. Symptoms in late stage of the disease include: bone pain, loss of height, stooped posture or pain from fractures that occur because of the osteoporosis (hip, wrist, vertebra-lower back, neck pain..) you need to be treated if you were diagnosed with osteoporosis. The condition will not get better on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk factors?: Menopause is a major risk factor since the loss of estrogen leads to increased bone loss. Other important risks include increasing age, family history, personal history of a fracture, cigarette smoking, use of steroids, low body weight, or alcohol. The frax risk analysis will help you calculate your risk of a fracture within the next 10 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk factor: Osteoporosis: the effects of smoking on bone health www.Webmd.Com/osteoporosis/...Osteoporosis-7/smoking-cigarettescigarette smoke generates free radicals -- molecules that attack and overwhelm the body's natural defenses -- contributing to bone loss and osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight-bearing: Walking/hiking and resistance exercises such as low-risk weight-lifting would be good choices for you. These allow the bones to maintain their bone density and possibly stimulate a greater a bone density. Although biking and swimming are good exercises, these are not as helpful for someone with diminished bone density. ...Read more
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