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What is Down syndrome in pregnancy and what are the risk factors for it?

What is Down syndrome in pregnancy and what are the risk factors for it?

Chromosome defect: Ds is one of the more common chromosome(c) defects that can survive pregnancy (many others miscarry). It usually happens when an egg with an extra 21c combines with a normal sperm & creates a baby with the extra 21c in all tissues.Risks vary with age and are lowest in the early 20's(1/2000), rising to 1/100 at about 40 & 1/12 at 49.Various prenatal tests can pick up signs early on. ...Read more

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Down Syndrome (Definition)

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If baby's heart rate is low is it a sign of down syndrome?

If baby's heart rate is low is it a sign of down syndrome?

Bradycardia: While children with downes syndrome may have a slow heart rate, there are many other causes of slow heart rate, such as hypothyroidism and others. Down's syndrome is best characterized by the constellation of associated characteristics and chromosomal abnormality. ...Read more

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Does Down syndrome increase your risk for leukemia?

Yes: Down syndrome unfortunately leads to an increased risk of acute myeloid (especially megakaryocytic) and acute lymphocytic leukemias. The risk of acute leukemia in the first 5 years of life is 56x higher than non-downs kids and overall, 1 in 150 downs patients develop leukemia. ...Read more

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How does blood determines how high or low risk you are of having downs syndrome baby?

How does blood determines how high or low risk you are of having downs syndrome baby?

They r getting bette: at finding the baby's cells in the blood of the mother. With that, they can see if the baby has abnormal chromosomes and if the baby has Down's. ...Read more

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Is there a problem where HGH is low and igf-1 is high, what are the symptoms asocciated with it?

Is there a problem where HGH is low and igf-1 is high, what are the symptoms asocciated with it?

GH measurement: Gh levels fluctuate considerably throughout the day, often being high during the night, and very low other times of the day, which makes a single measurement unreliable. Igf1 is more stable. Adolescence is a time of many normal hormone fluctuations. There are diseases associated with very high gh/igf1 (eg. Acromegaly) but are rare. ...Read more

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What is a low risk exposure? What are the chances of catching something at low risk activity

Very nonspecific...: Low risk means that there is a low likelihood of a negative consequence of the activity; however, your question is very nonspecific as to what the activity or risk may be... Low risk does not mean "NO" risk; however, so make informed decisions for yourself that are most compatible with optimal health. ...Read more

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If your waist to hip ratio is high, why is it a risk factor for heart disease?

If your waist to hip ratio is high, why is it a risk factor for heart disease?

It's unclear: Fat has recently been found to be a major source of hormones and inflammatory cytokines. These hormones may have an increased influence on the heart and other organs when the fat that produces them is distributed within the abdomen as what is called visceral adiposity. The waist/hip ratio measures the visceral adiposity associated with heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure/cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is maternal hypotensive syndrome? And does turning patient on left side increase bp, if so, how?

What is maternal hypotensive syndrome? And does turning patient on left side increase bp, if so, how?

Compress vena cava: During pregnancy as uterus gets big and heavy it compresses the inferior vena cava when mother lays on her back. Vena cava is the big vein that drains blood from lower body into the heart. Laying on your left side takes pressure off the vena cava to avoid this compression by the uterus. ...Read more

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I'm 47, what are the chance baby has Down syndrome , how bad is this ratio?

I'm 47, what are the chance baby has Down syndrome , how bad is this ratio?

Downs : Is approx. 1 in every 30 pregnancies in moms 45 or over. So the odds are in your favor to have a non- Downs infant but the risk is many times greater than for women who are younger. ...Read more

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My CRP is very high ( 31 ) . How to know what increase my crp? I have also high cholesterol becouse of my obesity, is this the reason of high crp?!

My CRP is very high (  31 ) . How to know what increase my crp? I have also high cholesterol becouse of my obesity, is this the reason of high crp?!

Possibly: Your CRP is mildly increased which can be due to increased inflammation cause by normal processing of excess fat in the circulation but it's really non-specific. CRP is not that useful as a test in of itself but with increased cholesterol levels, it might show that you are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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What is the best foods for kid having nephrotic syndrome?

What is the best foods for kid having nephrotic syndrome?

Avoid salt: Talk to your child's doctor specifically about his/her case, but when swollen, try to avoid salt. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for kid having nephrotic syndrome?

What is the best diet for kid having nephrotic  syndrome?

Depends...: On kidney function, protein loss from kidneys. Md should connect you with a dietician to fill the diet prescription. ...Read more

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What kind of genetic disease is Down syndrome considered?

What kind of genetic disease is Down syndrome considered?

Chromosomal abnormal: Down syndrom is considered a chromosomal abnormality due to the presence of three number 21 chromosomes instead of the normal 2. ...Read more

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What is down syndrome?

What is down syndrome?

Chromosome defect: Ds is one of the more common chromosome(c) defects that can survive pregnancy (many others miscarry).Eggs are supposed to have a single 21c & combine with the 21 from dads normal sperm.Here a pair of moms 21c +dad's 21 creates a baby with the extra 21c in all tissues.This extra material confuses the creation of body parts causing ds..Various prenatal tests can pick up signs early on. ...Read more

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My gad-65 antibody level is 3.4 u/ml. Is this considered low or high? Could it be related to something other than type 1 diabetes?

My gad-65 antibody level is 3.4 u/ml.  Is this considered low or high?  Could it be related to something other than type 1 diabetes?

GAD-65: This is considered elevated and is used in diabetes type 1 evaluation. It has also been employed in evaluating and confirming a diagnosis of stiff-man syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis, cerebellitis, brain stem encephalitis, myelitis. ...Read more

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Please answer the testosterone level 2.4 ng/ml is low or high? Is there any treatment ?

Please answer the testosterone level 2.4 ng/ml is low or high? Is there any treatment ?

Lab reference range?: Lab tests should always come w/reference range in order to determine if result high or low. Just as important for testosterone is how you feel. If you feel poorly eg hypogonadal, talk to your family doc about treatment options (which depend upon whether you want to father children or not). Also need to find out why your numbers are low before starting treatment. We check prolactin, lh & fsh +/-mri. ...Read more

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What are your chances is getting pulmonary hypertension from phintermine? Low or high?

What are your chances is getting pulmonary hypertension from phintermine? Low or high?

A rare side effect: If mild, you may not feel anything at all. If severe and prolonged, you may have trouble with your heart--right-sided heart strain/failure. You may notice neck vein distention. You may notice shortness of breath, especially on exertion etc..If you used Phentermine for longer than 6 month, or have any such symptoms above, consult doc. An echocardiogram (ultrasound) can show this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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