Newborn Infection

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Newborn Infection

Most newborn babies born in healthy condition, but some infants may experience circumstances that require investigation. Newborns are vulnerable to several diseases than children or adults. The immune system is not yet fully formed body to fight bacteria, viruses and parasites.
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Newborn Anemia

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Newborn Anemia

Anemia is one of the most common blood disorders that occur when the number of red blood cells in the body is too small. This can be a problem because red blood cells contain hemoglobin which carries oxygen to body tissues. Anemia can cause various complications including organ disorders.
Three possible underlying cause of anemia:
  • The destruction of red blood cells that excessive
  • Blood loss
  • Production of red blood cells that are not optimal
Anemia can be caused by other things such as genetic disorders, nutritional deficiencies (iron or vitamin deficiency), infections, cancer or exposure to drugs or toxins.
Anemia caused by destruction of red blood cells
Hemolytic anemia
Appears as red blood cells were destroyed faster than normal (normal red blood cell age 120 days, at the age of hemolytic anemia red blood cells is shorter.) Bone marrow producing red blood cells can not meet the body's need for red blood cells. This could be due to various causes, sometimes the infection and drugs (antibiotics and anti spasm) can be the cause.
Frontier autoimmune hemolytic anemia, the immune system can mistake of thinking that red blood cells are foreign objects that were destroyed.
Inherited disorders that cause red blood cell disorders can also cause anemia, such as sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenises (G6PD), sferositosis hereditary.
Anemia due to blood loss
Blood loss can cause anemia, due to excessive bleeding, surgery, or problems with blood clotting. Little blood loss in the long term, such as bleeding from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can also cause anemia. A lot of blood loss from menstruation in adolescents or women can also cause anemia. All these factors will increase the body's need for iron, because iron is needed for producing new red blood cells.
Anemia due to red blood cell production that is not optimal.
Aplastic anemia occurs when bone marrow can not form red blood cells in sufficient quantities. This can be due to viral infection, exposure to toxic chemicals, radiation or drugs (antibiotics, anti spasm or cancer drugs).
In the newborn physiological anemia can occur, this is normal when hemoglobin decreased infant at age 2 months. This is considered normal and no treatment is needed because the baby will start producing its own red blood cells.

Anemia can occur when the body is unable to form healthy red blood cells due to iron deficiency. Iron is very important in the formation of hemoglobin and iron deficiency can result in iron deficiency anemia, the most common form of anemia that occurs primarily in children younger than 2 years. Children who drink too much milk cows at risk for iron deficiency anemia.
Signs and Symptoms
If your child is experiencing early symptoms of anemia may include pale skin or a reduction in pink color on the lips and under the nails. These changes occur slowly can be so difficult to recognize. Other signs:
  • Fussy
  • Tired, lethargic
  • Dizziness, light and fast heartbeat
If the anemia caused by excessive destruction of red blood cells then the other symptoms such as jaundice, yellow color in the whites of the eyes, enlarged spleen and urine color, such as tea.
In infants and toddlers, iron deficiency anemia can cause developmental disorders and behaviors such as decreased motor activity, social interaction and concentration.
Diagnosis of anemia
Doctors need the help of laboratory tests in addition to physical examination to diagnose anemia. Complete blood test can show red blood cells is less than normal. Other tests:
  • Peripheral blood smears: blood is smeared on glasses for viewing under a microscope, which can help find the cause of anemia
  • Tests for iron content: including body iron levels and ferritin, can help determine if anemia due to iron deficiency
  • Hemoglobin electrophoresis: Used to detect abnormal hemoglobin in the blood and to diagnose sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and other congenital anemia
  • Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration: to help if the bone marrow to produce red blood cells. It's the only way to diagnose aplastic anemia and diseases that affect bone marrow (such as leukemia) as the cause of anemia
  • Calculate reticulocyte: young red blood cell count, helping to determine whether red blood cell production at normal levels

Treatment of anemia is adapted to the cause. It's important to not assume all the symptoms in children due to iron deficiency. Make sure your child examined by a doctor first.
If the child has iron deficiency, the doctor will give extra iron which usually must be consumed during the 3 months to build reserves of iron in the body. The doctor also will add iron-rich foods in the diet of children and reduce the consumption of cow's milk.
If adolescent girls have anemia and irregular menstrual cycles, your doctor may give hormonal treatment to help regular menstrual cycles.
If the anemia caused by deficiency of folic acid and B12, the provision of additional substances should be carried out, although this is rare in children.
If anemia is caused by infection, so when the infection is passed or treated generally the situation will improve. If for some drugs the doctor will stop or change drugs unless the benefits of the drug exceeds the side effects.
Management of the severe anemia can be (depending on the cause):

Red blood cell transfusions
Drugs to fight infection or stimulate the bone marrow to produce red blood cells
In some cases of sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and aplastic anemia bone marrow transplant procedure may be an option.
Prevents Anemia
Anemia can be prevented depends on the cause. Anemia due to genetic disorders can not be prevented. But you can prevent iron deficiency as a form of anemia most often occurs.
Before you follow this advice make sure you discuss with your doctor:
Consumption of dairy: the consumption of cow's milk may cause infants to lose iron from the digestive and the consumption of cow's milk in large quantities can cause the baby does not taste in eating other food sources. Cow's milk should not consume more than 700 ml / day.
Iron-fortified cereal: This product can help your baby get enough iron, especially in the transition to solid foods

Balanced diet: encourage your child to consume foods rich in iron: iron-fortified cereals, red meat, egg yolks, green vegetables, yellow vegetables and fruits, potatoes, tomatoes, raisins. If your child is vegetarian, children need extra attention to ensure adequate iron because the iron from animal sources is better absorbed by the body than iron from vegetables. Some combinations of foods can also reduce iron absorption, eg coffee or tea with meals can reduce the amount of iron absorbed. Foods rich in vitamin C helps iron absorption.
Caring for children with anemia
Types, causes of anemia and weight will determine the treatment required. In general, children with anemia will be more tired than others, so that necessary adjustments to physical activity. If the spleen is enlarged then children avoid sports with physical contact due to risk of spleen rupture or bleeding in the event of collision.
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Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis is the actions taken to maintain health and prevent the spread of disease.
Antibiotics are known for efficacy in overcoming infection. However, in some special conditions, some types of antibiotics are referred by medical personnel in order to prevent infection. For example, people who have abnormal heart valves have an increased risk of heart valve infection is very high if he had to undergo surgery.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Antibiotics - When do we need it?

Antibiotics are powerful drugs used to treat infections, including life-threatening infectious diseases. But antibiotics can be dangerous if not used correctly. You can protect yourself and family to know WHEN you should be using and not using antibiotics.
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Newborns Health Problems

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Newborn Baby - With Health Problems

When you're pregnant, you may learn all the things that can make the process of pregnancy until delivery went smoothly so you and your baby can be in good health. But it is important to understand some specific health problems and complications that can occur even if your pregnancy run smoothly.
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Fresh Water Advantage

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Drink Fresh Water

It very is popular now to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Moreover, scientific tests
have proven its worth. We give a description of the use of water to our readers below. Water therapy has been proved successful by a Japanese treatment for long and serious illness as well as modern illnesses.
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Natural Medicine for Stress

Friday, June 24, 2011

Natural Medicine for Stress
As reported in VIVAnews, that bananas contain nutrients that are good for health. One of the ingredients in banana is fructooligosaccharides (FOS) that serves to:
  • lowering cholesterol
  • reduce the risk of heart disease
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Reduced Weight Factors

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Reduced Weight Factors

The causes of excessive weight or obesity may have known as we often hear. However, any factor that causes weight gain or less under normal?

Generally, the weight was below normal due to the lack of food intake.
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Sport and Exercise

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sports and Exercise

Regular exercise is the key to get healthy muscles, bones, and body systems. Sports in the form of physical exercise plays an important role in delaying aging and stress relievers. People who exercise would make a better mood and more energy than those who does not.
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Headace with Traditional

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Overcome Headaches with Traditional Medicine

Headache is a frequent disease we experience. And the easiest way to cope is to buy medicines at pharmacies. Apparently there's an easier way and more efficient, as reported by Yahoo News.

Headache may arise from trivial things such as waiting too long, involved debate, deal with an annoying boss, stuck in traffic, even good food like ice cream.
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Easy Loss Weight

Monday, June 20, 2011

Small Things that Help Reduce Weight

Weight reduction program, not only succeed with hard exercise and strict diet. The little things that added to the routine of exercise and diet can help make a difference faster.

Excerpted from the Health, following a weight reduction strategies recommended by experts.
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Eating Mistakes

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Avoid the Most Common Mistakes in Eating
Everyone wants to live a healthy life. But unconsciously, we often make some mistakes in eating or preparing food.

Here are some errors in the foods you need to know. Quoted from the Times of India, experts say, this error includes the most commonly performed, can even occur in people who care about healthy diet though.
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Fish Oil and Psychological

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fish Oil Helps Overcoming Psychological Problems

A recent study found that fish oil consumption for 12 weeks can prevent crazy for adolescents experiencing mental illness. Fish oil is effective if taken for one year.
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Beauty with Cabbage

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cabbage, Women's Beauty Secrets

Women proved to be more like skin care using natural products, especially Paris women. This, according to a survey which revealed that as many as 56 percent of the population of the city would prefer to maintain beauty by creating their own care.
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Breast Care Tips

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Breast Care Tips
Beautiful breasts, tight and smooth to be every woman's dream. But, many women forget to take care of her breasts.

Breast skin is very thin and very easy to lose moisture. For that, the breast takes extreme care to avoid dryness and wrinkles. The following ways will restore the breast smoothness and tightness.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

When Women Entering The Menopause
A woman called menopause when entering the time when she no longer menstruate. In general, a woman experiences menopause between the ages of 45 to 55 years.

Symptoms and signs of menopause experienced by a woman is different from each other.
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Diets that are Worth Avoiding

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Diets that are Worth Avoiding

Many people are willing to try different kinds of diet methods, hoping to get a slim body. The problem is, not all methods of weight loss on offer safe. Not healthy, the body actually malnourished, and even kidney damage.
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Reduced Weight Factors

Monday, June 13, 2011

Reduced Weight Factors

The causes of excessive weight or obesity may have known as we often hear. However, any factor that causes weight gain or less under normal?

Generally, the weight was below normal due to the lack of food intake.
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Women and Osteoporosis

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Women and Osteoporosis Risk

Although this disease can also attack the men, but women are more vulnerable to osteoporosis. This is because the bone tissue in women is less. Additionally, women experience reproductive. When in the reproductive age, active ovaries still produce enough estrogen, the hormone that acts to balance the process of formation and bone damage that occurs naturally.
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Stay Slim During Breastfeeding

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Stay Slim During Breastfeeding

Want to breastfeed, but afraid of getting fat? No need to worry! Mom can work around this by following the proper diet of foods low in calories. How:
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Diet After Childbirth

Friday, June 10, 2011

Diet After Childbirth

Although it feels happy when cradling the Child, there is an anxiety that often sneak in the hearts of mothers, namely how to lose weight go back to its original weight. It is indeed often a scourge for every mother after their birth. But when on a diet, is it good for the health of mothers and children?
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Preparing To Be A Mother

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Preparing To Be A Mother

Before pregnancy, the physical preparation of the mother is very important, for the cells that later will develop into a fetus, is getting enough nutrients so it can grow and develop properly. A healthy body and ideal weight, supported again by the intake of essential nutrients during pregnancy, the key of success to have a healthy baby.
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Body Immunity

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Strengthen the Body Immunity

The immune system is the body's natural defense system, consisting of a series of complex which consists of cells, tissues, and organs that are attached to one another to repel foreign substances (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi) that enter the body.
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Drinking Milk for Pregnant

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Importance of Drinking Milk While Pregnant

Women who do not drink milk regularly during pregnancy may be possible to have babies with low birth weight or infants who are allergic and impaired growth in the womb.
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Yogurt Benefit

Monday, June 6, 2011

Yogurt Benefit

Yogurt is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin B12. Yogurt is very easy to digest, even for those who are hard to digest lactose because of the good bacteria that are used in the production process describes the lactose in milk.
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Keep Your Skin Health

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Keep Your Skin Health

To keep skin healthy, it needs to be treated from within. Drink plenty of water is one of the easiest steps to get started. Approximately 70% of skin consists of water. Therefore drink at least eight glasses of water a day. If you have increasing daily activities, then you should also drink more.
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Reduce Pregnant Stress

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tips to Overcome Stress During Pregnancy

Stress during pregnancy can adversely affect you and your baby in the womb. Of course in life, we can not prevent something bad events occur (e.g. death, loss of something, work stress, family problems, etc.), and we also can not just change our emotional.
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Balanced Nutrition to Slim

Friday, June 3, 2011

Balanced Nutrition To Slim

Hoping to get a slim body that does not mean you're not eating at all. If you go on a diet, then set the nutrient or nutrients the body needs, also followed the diet both in terms of frequency, quantity, and quality, including considering how best to cultivate foods. It’s better if you choose foods that are processed without being fried, but boiled enough or burned.
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Big Mistake In Diet

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Big Mistake In Diet
For those who like the ideal body shape, of course, have to maintain a healthy lifestyle and balanced. However, it is not easy to apply. In fact, most people are wrong to do the right diet.
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Eating Tips for Pregnant

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Eating Principles During Pregnancy
When do you can start to give affection to the baby in your womb? The answer is very easy, you have to start early is to provide the best nutritional food for your baby in the womb.
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