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What Is Low Risk For Down Syndrome
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for:: Brachial plexus injury, Erectile dysfunction, Essential hypertension, Rhabdomyolysis, Heart attack, BPH, ST elevation myocardial infarction, Polycystic ovary syndrome, High blood pressure, Fatty liver, Acanthosis nigricans, Endometrial cancer, Hypertriglyceridemia, Male pattern baldness, Metabolic syndrome. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
If a person has overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder which is causing an elevated WBC and a very high (and increasingly high) CRP, could antibiotics bring down the CRP even if there is no infection?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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