Patient discussion about development

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Q. What week does the baby's brain develop?

In which week of the pregnancy does the baby develop his brain?
A1I found a website that shows how your baby develops in the womb and also has pictures:
http://www.pregnancy.org/pregnancy/fetaldevelopment1.php
A2Here is a great website that shows what happens to you and your baby in each stage of the pregnancy, week by week:
http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_calendar/pregnancy_calendar_intro.html

Q. What is the most common preventable cause of childhood development delay?

AThe most common cause of severe developmental delay (essentially mental retardation) is genetic abnormalities (or more accurately, cytogenetic abnormalities due to abnormal chromosomes). Other cause include damage during the pregnancy such as infections or serious diseases in the mother, damage (such as choking or insufficient blood supply to the fetus) during labor and metabolic diseases such as PKU or hypothyroididsm that affect young babies.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/001523.htm

Q. How worse the symptoms of Bipolar can develop?

A1Undiagnosed or unmedicated bipolar disorder can be fatal. A bipolar patient in a state of depression is at a higher risk of suicide where in a manic state a bipolar patient can take life threatening risks. Ie jumping off of a bridge because they think it will be fun or that they are invincable. It is extreamly important that a person suffering from bipolar disorder recieve proper treatment in order to control the symptoms of the illness.
A2trying to commit suicide i think. there's no way back from this one. other things like staying at home not showering and not seeing anyone is much less.
A3My first suggestion is that you check out www.BipolarAdvantage.com This site will define Bipolar disorder very well. There are 2 types of bipolar disorder--type I and type II. Type I Bipolars have usually been hospitalized on more than one occasion; where as Type II Bipolars are just a bit more functional.

The symptoms can get as bad as trying to commit suicide. BP also causes victims to become rage-aholics, to take dangerous risks, to drive recklessly, to cycle between full out mania and complete hopeless depression.

Q. How long after an injury does it take for the symptoms to develop?

I read in an article that traumatic muscle injuries can take up to four months to heal. In the case of post-traumatic fibromyalgia, how long after an injury does it take for the symptoms to develop?
AWhat you have read was right. I too came across that information somewhere. Post-traumatic fibromyalgia symptoms usually do not occur immediately after an injury. In addition, it usually takes several weeks or months before symptoms appear, and as traumatic muscle injuries can take up to four months to heal, fibromyalgia cannot be diagnosed until several months after injury.

Q. Can you develop and allergy to water?

I know it sounds strange, but in the past month every time my 4 y/o nephew takes a bath his hands and feet get itchy. Or at least that’s what he complains about. At first my sister thought he was just making it up – you know how kids don’t like to shower, but now she is going to take him to the doctor.
A1Aquagenic pruritis is a condition that results after exposure to water of any temperature. Symptoms develop within minutes and may include itching, burning or even a prickly sensation. Most times there are no skin changes, although a faint, bumpy, itchy red rash may occur. The symptoms last from 10 minutes to several hours, and usually are experienced on one or more of the following skin surfaces: Chest, back, arms or legs. While the exact cause of this condition is uncertain, some investigators suggest it is a result of extreme skin sensitivity (but not allergy) to an added ingredient (chlorine, fluoride, others) or mineral present in the water.
A2i"ve never heard of anyone having an allergy to water,but could be something in the water that could cause an allergy,or could be a reaction to soap, or cleaners used to clean the tub.

Q. When a person is likely to develop the symptoms of depression?

I’m Zakary, Is depression common among all age groups? When a person is likely to develop the symptoms of depression?
ADepression is prevalent among all age groups, in almost all walks of life. Adults and even children may develop symptoms of depression. When the negative reactions to life’s problems become intense and frequent, one could develop the symptoms of depression. Even minor stress can trigger depression symptoms depending on the personality type. Symptoms such as intense sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities, sleep disturbances or oversleeping, change in appetite and decreased energy level; feelings of helplessness and thoughts of suicide are sequels to stress induced depression.

Q. How can I prevent my baby developing Overweight?

He’s gaining a lot of weight since birth, too much as the Dr. said…how can I prevent it?
A1 Here is couple of advices about overweight in infants I found useful when my baby was 6 months old. It’s not full but it’s still very helpful and effective.
http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Prevent-Overweight-in-Infants-5627
A2It’s important to keep you child in a normal weight – not too much but not too little also. If too much – there is a very good chance that he’ll develop obesity by the age of 25. and not too little cause babies need that fat in their first year and a half for a normal growth. Try not too feed him sugared milk, not to stick a bottle in his mouth every time he is crying and he’ll be O.K.!
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