How likely is it that a baby with meconium aspiration will end up developing lung problems etc. In later life?
Not necessarily. If there was not significant injury as a result of the aspiration, your child should do fine. Consider seeking the counsel of a chinese medicine practitioner in your area. I have had good results in my area. Chinese medicine herbs can help the body repair itself and then there is no concern that there will be issues later. The herbs are safe...Find a good practitioner.
It depends. Meconium aspiration in and of itself does not cause significant lung problems later in life. The potential pneumonia from the aspiration is easily treated when it occurs. If, however, the meconium aspiration leads to further lung or heart problems, there may be consequences in later life.
Can you tell me how likely is it that a baby with meconium aspiration will develop lung problems etc. In later life?
Growth helps. Mec aspiration may cause inflammation early injury to the lungs. Since the lungs continue to develop and grow though, the new uninjured tissue may help to minimize the long term impact of the injury. It depends how severe the early problem was and if the baby required mechanical ventilation, has a history of prematurity or pulmonary arterial htn. Prmg peds can rev records faxxed to 858259 9689. Read more...
MAS & chr. lung dis. Mecomnium aspiration if mild should leave no chronic problems. If severe it could reuslt in soem residual airway problems. Read more...