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Why Does Using Pacifier Reduce Risks Of Sids
SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more
Yes: A young baby sleeping face-up in a crib without fluffy blankets nor pillows around, without dangerous cords or strings nearby, will be safe there. His chances getting sids are low (998.5-999 out of 1000 babies won't have sids). Sleeping in a bed with an adult adds the risks of suffocation from blankets & pillows, from trapping the head at the mattress' edge, and from being squashed by the adult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
46 yrs old i suck on a pacifier to help reduce self harm and use a cpap what are the risk of using both at the same time?
Unlikely: I doubt that you can hurt yourself in this fashion. You have a coping mechanism that is working, even if a bit unusual. ...Read more
Does episodic tummy sleeping raise overall SIDS risk? Or is the risk the same with each new sleeping session?
Does aspirin use decrease risk of pulmonary embolism? I take two, 325mg aspirin every day for headaches. Does this reduce the likelihood of developing an embolism?
Is there a birth control I can use that will increase sex drive and breast size while not giving me the side effect of acne?
Where to begin?: Some birth control pills make acne better, some make it worse. While hormone factors are there, almost all libido is determined by mental attitudes. Beware of what you wish for. The surest way to larger breasts is obesity and/or pregnancy. Go to the girls' shower or to a topless beach and decide who looks better. Big, droopy breasts are annoying and not sexy. ...Read more
Why does smoking put me at higher risk for heart disease? I smoke half a pack of cigarettes a day. I keep hearing it puts me at a higher risk of getting heart disease. Why does smoking increase my risk?
Many reasons: Nicotine itself is toxic to the heart, and elevates heart rate, which makes the heart work harder. It lowers the oxygen level in blood, raises carbon monoxide levels (which further steals oxygen from our cells), adds poisons such as formaldehyde into the body), and anything that damages the lungs will damage the heart as well. You don't need to know why, you need to know it does, and to stop! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral Cancer: Even using chewing tobacco occasionally increases your risk for oral cancer. It can also cause periodontal disease, stained teeth, bad breath, altered taste and dry mouth, which can lead to increased tooth decay. Don, t use this product is you wish to stay healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why risk the harm?: Not enough is known as this would not be an ethical study to expose infants to a potentially harmful drug. I thank you for asking, and hope if you are the one considering using marijuana, that you visit with your doctor for an alternative "treatment" that is better known / more likley to be safe for you both. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Maybe: Quicktrim products—which range from pills to powdered drink mixes—are designed to "detoxify and clean" the body by eliminating extra water weight and bloating, in large part because of the laxatives they include, according to the company. Found this on their website i would not recommend it for a breastfeeding mom. There are better products out there. And you need the water for making breast milk. ...Read more
While pregnant, if the mother smokes marijuana does it increase the chances of baby having autism, or any type of disabilities?
In a way, yes: Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter your blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby.It is well documented that the newborn of a marijuana smoker will have a smaller skull volume & the question of related learning problems has been difficult to sort out. Reliable data based on single agent exposure is not readily available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can smoking marijuana. Decrease the the effectiveness of claravis/isotreitnion will it stop claravis from working or is it ok . Medical purposes use.
No known interaction: However, cigarette smoking has been shown to increase the intensity of acne in some people, and if you also smoke cigarettes, you should strongly consider quitting (whether it is related or not, you should consider it anyway). Not sure if smoking other substances has the same effects on skin, and perhaps your dermatologist could assist you in this. There aren't however any known interactions. ...Read more
Are mattresses with a memory foam layer safe for children of 6 and 10? Is there a risk of them inhaling their Carbon Dioxide while lay on their front?
What are the chances of a male under 20 who smokes pot daily lungs collapsing? How much does pot increase the chance of this happening?
Higher: Population age adjusted rate for primary spontaneous pneumothorax (psp) is 7-18/100, 000. Estimated 80-90% of psp cases occur in smokers or former smokers. Males that smoke have 7-100+ times higher rate depending on how much they smoke. The risk factors for psp and secondary sp includes smoking (both tobacco & marijuana). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liquor amni decreased significantly (3.4) in pregnancy 22 week please let me know is their any risk and how can we handle this risk?
Depends. : Depends what measurement is done. If this is a dvp then this value is normal. If it is an afi then afi is not normally used at 22wks and a dvp should be assessed. ...Read more
SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. To prevent it babies should sleep on their back, no blankets, bumpers or pillow, no stuffed animals in cribs, avoid second hand-smoking, avoid co-sleeping in ...Read more
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