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What Are The Causes Of Underweight Children
Unknown: Most leukemias in adults and children do not have a specific etiology. Some leukemias in children can be linked to genetic abnormalities like down's syndrome, neurofibromatosis, bloom syndrome, and others. Ethnicity may play a role in all, hispanic children tend to have higer risk. High birth weight has been associated with higher risk though really this is unclear. Other factors are inconsistent. ...Read more
Many causes: I agree with the previous answer, that your child needs to be seen. If the pediatrician is not comfortable treating childhood epilepsy, please ask for a referral to a pediatric neurologist. There are many drugs available to treat seizures, the goal in therapy is to pick the one that controls the seizures, with the fewest side effects, and the least impact on your child's life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viruses: Viruses are the most common cause of gastric problems in children. Followed by viruses. Followed by viruses. Rare diseases occur rarely. Common diseases occur commonly. Duration of illness and impact on weight gain are the two major factors that determine the need to investigate further. ...Read more
Many: Child molestation is a serious problem that can present in children in any number of ways. If you have concerns that your child has been the victim of sexual abuse please seek care immediately. There are child abuse specialists who are experts in determining whether or not abuse has taken place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple Factors: There is no one cause for the onset of anorexia nervosa eating disorder. Predisposing factors, including genetic susceptibility, have been shown in research to account for up 60% of cause of onset. Precipitating factors are often related to emotional factors and stressors including trauma. Social and media expectations also receive some blame. Short answer, a combination of biology/environment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Anorexia denotes a decrease in, or lack of both appetite & hunger. This can be caused by to mention a few causes emotional disorder, drugs, nutritional & endocrine deficiencies, anemia, etc. In a person especially a female at your age it is a very serious condition and I would advise you not to delay and get to see your family physician ASAP if you are indeed concerned about anorexia. ...Read more
Mostly random: Most cases arise from a new mutation to normal parents. Achondroplasia is inherited in autosomal dominant fashion as well. Therefore, couples with achondroplasia marries, they have a 25% risk of transmitting their condition , homozygous achondroplasia , to each offspring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SIDS: Also known as sudden infant death syndrome. This is when an otherwise healthy baby is put down to rest or sleep and when the parent checks on them finds them unresponsive. One theory for this is reflux which can happen during sleep and the infant aspirates stomach contents into the lungs and suffocates. ...Read more
Drop blood pressure: In general fainting is caused by a drop in blood flow to the brain. This can be caused by a number of reasons . It can be caused by a sudden drop in heart rate, an erratic ineffective heart rate., drop in blood pressure caused by ineffective constriction of veins that sometimes is caused caused by dehydration or sudden standing. These are just some of the causes. ...Read more
Many: Simple answer, too many calories. Long answer, complex disease process, with many alterations in hormones and neurotrasmitters, genetic component, behavioral component, vicious cycle with other comorbid conditions, ex, it can make sleep apnea worse, having sleep apnea often causes weight gain. Usual answer from health professionals, eat right and exercise is often not satisfying with good reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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