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Symptoms Of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In Adults
Is it normal to urinate 15 - 18 times within 24 hours with Irritable Bowel Syndrome when the only symptom that day is Fatigue? (I do NOT drink alcohol
Variable: Fetal alcohol syndrome has specific diagnostic criteria that include things like facial appearance, growth parameters, intellectual and learning data. Fetal alcohol effects are present in individuals without the full syndrome.
Dx is earlier!: There are a\ constellation of issues. One is lower mental functioning, prototypic facial features, and impaired social skills. This a parent inflicted child disease, with no way of correcting basic problem.
Fetal Alcohol Spec-: Trum Disorders are on http://www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov/Index. Aspx. FAS 1 criteria are characteristic facial features, prenatal & or post-natal growth failure & evidence of brain damage - intellectual disability, learning disorder, executive functions deficits, & or inability to understand cause & effect, with history of prenatal exposure to alcohol any time from 3 weeks post-conception to term.
Learning disability: Trouble socializing and recognizing social cues given off by peers, trouble with reading, small brain size, hyperactivity, dislike of loud noises.
FAS is one end of: The fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Geneticists ; other pediatric specialists diagnose FAS 1 by: history of prenatal exposure, prenatal ;/or post-natal growth failure, evidence of central nervous system damage ; characteristic facial features. See http://www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov for the range of physical, neurobehavioral ; neurodevelopmental findings ; how best to help a child with an fasd.
It is possible: Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) is a genetic disorder which can share some features with severe fetal alcohol alcohol syndrome, like a small head (microcephaly) and low birthweight. Typically babies with edwards syndrome also have other malformations (abnormal fingers and feet, heart and/or kidney problems). The neonatologist or pediatrician will send a genetic testing to confirm edwards syndrome.
Long-term problems: Alcohol can damage a baby's developing brain resulting in a long-lasting pattern of cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems. These problems can be difficult to treat if one isn't aware of the background of prenatal alcohol exposure. However help is available and the earlier a child gets appropriate treatment the better the long-term prognosis.See 2 more doctor answers
No: The features seen in fetal alcohol syndrome are due to permanent changes in the baby's brain, body, and appearance, caused by exposure to alcohol while he was developing inside his mother. The changes cannot be erased, but treatments are available to help the various behavioral, academic, and psychiatric symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome.See 1 more doctor answer
None specific: History of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, especially if mother is a known alcoholic. Maternal blood alcohol levels can be measured during pregnancy. Any alcohol level in baby after birth, which would indicate alcohol consumption by mother very close to onset or during labor. Some babies have a typical fetal alcohol face - see google. Later some psychological tests can be useful.See 1 more doctor answer
Prenatal &/or post-: Natal growth failure (of head & or body), characteristic facial features & evidence of some type of brain damage are criteria for FAS I, the most severe end of the spectrum. Read about impaired executive functions, ADHD, Intellectual Disability & other associated Neurobehavioral & medical disorders on www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov. Seek Early Intervention from 0-3; Special Education from 3- 21.
Birth defects: When a woman consumes too much alcohol during pregnancy (usually defined as multiple alcoholic beverages a day) then the baby can be born with fetal alcohol syndrome. This includes facial deformities, poor growth, and mental retardation. The child can also have heart defects. It is recommended for a mother to abstain from all alcohol during pregnancy.See 4 more doctor answers
Varies: There is fetal alcohol syn. Fas and fetal alc. Spectrum disorder fasd. The later is more incompassing of risks to the fetus when mother drinks. Rates vary by country and ethnicity. Fas incidence is listed in us, 0.5-2/1000 live births. American indians, 9.8/1000 lb. So. Africa, as high as 38/1000 lb.See 1 more doctor answer
Many: Features vary and are not all always are present. Depend on sevirity and duration of exposure. You may see: decreased growth, decreased mental capabilities, irritability and hyperactivity. Many subtle physical features: small head size, short nose, smooth area under the nose, small and smoth upper lip, abnormal position in joints, sometimes heart problems with abnormalities of their structure.See 1 more doctor answer
Hard to Tell: It is easier to identify in little kids that have characteristic facial features. But as people grow it becomes harder. There is also a range of FAS --- mild to severe. In a way, it doesn't matter because there are no specific treatments. It is probably best to identify which problems you do have & work on them. You should also be aware that you are at greater risk for developing alcohol problems.See 1 more doctor answer
Toxic effect: When ethanol is broken down in the body, byproducts including acetaldehyde can have a direct toxic effect on tissue formation. (face, heart, nerves) there is some suggestion that some are genetically more susceptible than others. The severity of FAS correlates directly with the intensity of alcohol exposure so mothers that drink more have babies with more problems.
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