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Nature vs nurture: I'll focus on lungs. Cancer can be due to tobacco exposure., even 2nd hand Asbestos too. Emphysema can also be due to tobacco. Asthma exacerbation can be due to air borne allergens especially pollen. Smog doesn't help. Influenza outbreaks can be thought of as a result of close quarters, certainly exposure to ill. I'm sure my colleagues will come up w/more. ...Read more
History and exam: The doctor will take a thorough history and do an examination, order blood work, possibly do an ultrasound, and answer your questions. ...Read more
Environment: Environmental factors such as lifestyle and exposures are about 60% of the result, genetics about up to 30%, and doctors account for about 10% based on identical twin and other longevity studies. ...Read more
Many: Many diseases and health conditions are influenced by genes. We have the technology today to do genetic testing from the blood which will provide genetic risk factors for many diseases eg heart disease, prostate cancer in men, breast cancer in women, lung cancer, and many other diseases and cancers. ...Read more
Yes & yes: The predicted height of kids reflects the input of both parents. Expected final height will be the average of parental height + 2.5 inches in males & -2.5 inches in females. Poor nutrition (deprivation or obesity) can alter the final height. Chronic illness (symptomatic asthma requiring frequent treatment) or acquired deficiency states will also decrease outcome. ...Read more
Not that simple: There are many, many aspects of our health. If a person had an inherited health condition - then genetics might play a very big part in expression of that condition. However, many other aspects of that same person's health may be dictated by their lifestyle (sleep, food, vitamins/ minerals/ exercise, etc.) ...Read more
Mydad was the boss and my mom was obedient. We were veryreligious conservativeand and emotionaly distant. Very litle hugs & stuff. How's it influenced me?
Over-generalization: Is not helpful, as cultural norms may apply in your case. Authoritarian parenting may lead to a child's being well-behaved, insecure, socially inept & less resourceful in problem-solving. Please read Dr. Gwen Dewar's articles on http://www. Parentingscience. Com/authoritarian-parenting-style. Html & http://www. Parentingscience. Com/authoritarian-parenting. Html. Seek help if you feel affected by this ...Read more
Depends on the test: It depends on the tests. Usually you get a battery of tests at your first pre-natal visit, then at 28 and 36 weeks. Other testing, such as checking for Down's Syndrome varies by the type of testing done. Best wishes! ...Read more
Screening 4 problems: Prenatal care serves the maternal-fetal pair by preventing some complications and detecting other complications early (before irreparable damage). As such, prenatal tests are used to screen all women for diabetes, hypertension, infections, malpresentation, genetic disorders, fetal anomalies and combinations thereof that could threaten the perinatal outcome. Early prenatal care is essential! ...Read more
A blood qualitative test can take only an hour to process. A quantitative might take only a little longer. But you have to have the results sent from the lab. This can take a couple of hours.
In general it shouldn't take long at all. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, definitely. Some women have fetuses that require lots of additional ultrasounds due to monitoring of abnormalities. These women and their unborn fetuses are not at any increased risk. Ultrasound is just that, soundwaves. They cannot harm the body. ...Read more
FAS: If there is exposure of a fetus to alcohol, the possible effect is something called "fetal alcohol syndrome". This is probably related to the amount of exposure, but we really do not know what amount of exposure causes harm. If you have more specifics, perhaps we can help you with a better answer. ...Read more
Vitamins: Most people don't find a problem with weight gain on prenatal vitamins. Attitude is a difficult answer as this really depends on your attitude toward being or getting pregnant. The more common problem is constipation which can be helped with increased fluids, fiber or stool softeners. ...Read more
12 weeks: Most massage therapists won't touch a pregnant woman until after her first trimester because this is the riskiest time for miscarriage. Once you are passed week 12 you should no longer lie on your stomach unless your therapist has a pregnancy pillow or table. If you lie on your back you should have a small pillow or towel under your hip/back. No deep tissue massages. ...Read more
Yes: There is a non-invasive paternity blood test that analyizes fetal dna circulating in the mother’s blood. The baby’s dna is then compared to the dna taken (by buccal swab) from the potential father. This test can be performed as early as 10 weeks into the pregnancy. I highly recommend labtest md for testing. They have several locations. Www. Labtestmd. Com. ...Read more
Check Vit K: If the prenatal vit contains vit k you should notify your doctor first. ...Read more
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