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What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?

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 more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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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

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What factors affect or increase the risk of preterm labor with triplets? E.G. Weight, age, etc

What factors affect or increase the risk of preterm labor with triplets?  E.G. Weight, age, etc

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 more

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What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

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 more

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What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

See below: Depression is one risk for teenage pregnancy. The young mother, may not feel prepared, and there maybe a lack of support from family members, and friends. The teenage mother will have to learn how to juggle motherhood and school. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with pregnancy & hypothyroidism?

What risks are associated with pregnancy & hypothyroidism?

SEVERAL: Hypothyroidism is related to infertility, miscarriage and abnormal fetal development, if not adequately treated in the first trimester. If this is your problem, make syre that you are adequately treated! ...Read more

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Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Several.: Preterm birth, small babies and preeclampsia are all more common among women with thyroiditis. Seek maternal-fetal medicine care to avoid/minimize such complications and optimally manage your thyroid function throughout pregnancy and postpartum. ...Read more

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Pregnancy risks associated with kidney problems?

Pregnancy risks associated with kidney problems?

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 more

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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

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 more

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Does pregnancy pose any risk to women with classical type ehlers-danlos?

Does pregnancy pose any risk to women with classical type ehlers-danlos?

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 more

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Does chikenpox cause infertility in female? Age 21.

Does chikenpox cause infertility in female? Age 21.

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

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Chances for pregnancy after 3x miscarriage. Normal menstruation. Diagnosed as adrenal insufficiency. Having osteopenia.

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 more

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Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

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

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Any known health issues associated with achondroplasia dwarf women?

Any known health issues associated with achondroplasia dwarf women?

Yes: Spinal kyphosis convex curvature or lordosis , concave curvature. Varus (bowleg) or valgus , knock knee deformities. Frequently have ear infections (due to eustachian tube blockages), sleep apnea and hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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I understand high risk pregnancies are primarily due to advanced age. Won't healthy diet, weight, active, prior to pregnancy lessen high risk?

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

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What are risk factors for heart disease in women?

What are  risk factors for heart disease in women?

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 more

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What risks are associated with heart disease age at 18?

What risks are associated with heart disease age at 18?

Very small: Short of a congenital heart defect which has not been corrected, the likely hood of developing problems with your heart at 18 is extremely small. ...Read more

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Nasal bone hypoplastic, 3.4mm at 21week scan without any other aneuploidy markers, maternal age 28years, first pregnancy, NT at 13weeks 2.5mm?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

What are the symptoms of pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

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

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How long does it take to treat pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

How long does it take to treat pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

See below: Osteoporosis is a condition in which the density of the bone is decreased leading to a weakening of the bone and predisposes one to fracture. There is a type of osteoporosis that is associated with pregnancy and is known as pregnancy associated osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

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

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Hi dr i want to ask you there is osteoporosis after pregnancy? And its temporarily?

Hi dr i want to ask you there is osteoporosis after pregnancy? And its temporarily?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Do men ever get osteoporosis?

Do men ever get osteoporosis?

Yes: Men definitely get osteoporosis. In healthy men, by the age of 65 and older the incidence of osteoporosis is essentially the same as a woman. In fact as men age they develop a higher death rate following hip fractures then women. Men need bone density testing also. ...Read more

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Can old men get osteoporosis?

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 more

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Help, what system does osteoporosis affect?

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

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How does osteoporosis affect people who have it?

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 more

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Why does osteoporosis happen more often in women?

Several causes: Women generally have lower peak bone mass than men. At menopause (which men usually don't experience) the fall in estrogen levels leads to accelerated bone loss. They start at a lower level and lose faster -> more osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How can I get osteoporosis in order to lose height?

Why?: Osteoporosis can be a severely debilitating disease, why would you want to get it? Please rephrase the question-i'm not understanding it. ...Read more

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Please tell me what system does osteoporosis affect?

Please tell me what system does osteoporosis affect?

Bone: Osteoporosis is conditions of bones with decrease bone strength , which results in increase in risk of fractures. It is common in postmenopausal women and men greater than 70 years old and screening for osteoporosis is recommended by a special x-ray called dxa scan. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

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 more

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Statistics of smokers vs non smokers who get osteoporosis?

Statistics of smokers vs non smokers who get osteoporosis?

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 more

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What type of exercises should a person suffering from osteoporosis do?

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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Do all hunchbacks have osteoporosis? Is it possible to straighten their back?

Kyphosis: Kyphosis does not require osteoporosis. It may be age/osteoporosis related or could be developmental, traumatic, or postural.With time & age the kyphosis gets rigid & non-correctable. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Pregnancy Associated Osteoporosis (Definition)

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the density of the bone is decreased leading to a weakening of the bone and predisposes one to fracture. There is a type of osteoporosis that is associated with pregnancy and is known ...Read more


Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more