Developing Fetus A developing fetus is affected by the choices you make and even by some things you may not be able to control. There are many factors that can affect the baby's development, both negative and positive. Smoking, including secondhand smoke, can contribute to low birth weight, preterm delivery, stillbirth and chronic health problems for the baby, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation or learning disabilities. Smoking during pregnancy has also been linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Smoking can cause problems during pregnancy, such as placental previa and placental abruption.
Birth Defects enable the child to be fully developed. Babies born with a meth addiction can Suffer from low birth rate, tremors, attention deficit disorder, and other birth defects. An unborn child is not protected while in their mother’s uterus, so he/she are exposed to whatever the carrier intake is. An infant who has been exposed to drugs before birth has in increased risk of dying of SIDS also known as “crib death”. Behavioral Problems: Parental substance abuse can be destructive to a family and the relationship that exists within the unit.
Heredity Learning disabilities often run in families. Children with LD are likely to have parents or other relatives with similar difficulties. 2. Problems during pregnancy and birth An illness or injury during or before birth may cause LD. Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy, low birth weight, lack of oxygen and premature or prolonged labour may also lead to LD.
if the mother smokes, drinks or abuses drugs the baby could be harmed at this time or even if the maternal anxiety & stress could influence development. Infections that the mother may pick up such as rubella can create difficulties for the developing baby. A child’s development can also be influenced by when their born and during the birth. Some babies are born prematurely and this can play a part in their later development, this is one reason premature babies progress is measured according to the date they were due to be born rather than their actual birth date. External factors Poverty, this affects children and their families in a variety of ways for example, education: lack of opportunities can affect life outcomes, children from low-income families are less likely to do well academically due to the fact of potential of reduced access to quality education and the best schools as well as limited access to a variety of books, equipment plus internet.
Bad moods can also be intensified by using this stimulant ( Parrot 45 ). Chronic use can result in violent behaviors, anxiety, depression, confusion, hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. When the addict stops using the drug, these side effects are more severe. Brain damage caused by meth abuse is similar to Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy ( USDOJ “Meth…” ). These moods and behaviors can lead to social and occupational deterioration ( NIDA “Meth…” ).
As Syringes and needles can cause needle stick injuries, mainly because if they are not disposed of in a sharp box, there is a small risk of HIV and hepatitis B virus being contracted. A large number of substances used in the care home are hazardous if misused. Even when medication is given correctly to each resident there can still be risks. For example if Arthritis tablets are given to the patient suffering with serve arthritis this could possibly cause stomach ulcers, also sedatives for anxiety can lead to drowsiness and increase the risks of falls throughout the care home, and also water tablets can cause incontinence and dehydration , allowing these older residents to be more fragile than usual. Different medication is allocated to each resident as their needs are each very different, although a few of them could be suffering from dementia, the level of which other patients have dementia may be different so the same medication could be given to them where some might be stronger than
Chlamydia can also infect newborn babies if the mother is infected. The disease will infect the eye and might cause permanent blindness. This disease, as well as all other STDs, often go untreated because of the embarrassment that comes along with contracting it. Not many people would want to have sex with a person knowing that their sex partner has chlamydia, but unfortunately the disease's silence disguises the harmful nature of a partners vaginal or penile region. Also, person who had been treated for chlamydia previously still runs the risk of being re-infected with the disease.
Maternal infections such as Congenital Rubella (German measles) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been associated with intellectual disabilities (Hardman 2011). Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by excessive levels of alcohol in the mother-fetus system which can result in intellectual disability as well as other abnormalities. Excessive drug use and exposure to toxic chemicals or x-rays can also damage fetal development (Hardman 2011). Traumas and accidents before, during and after birth can cause intellectual disability as well through cerebral damage, oxygen deprivation, central nervous system damage and more. Not all causes of intellectual disability have been identified but where they have been preventative measures should be taken to lessen their occurence (Hardman
Unlike natural marijuana, spice is sprayed with chemicals that can be toxic to the human body. Such toxicity, can produce dangerous side effects like tachycardia, which is an unusually fast resting heart rate (Camp, RN). Other reports have shown additional side effects include excessive sweating, agitation, inability to speak, aggression, and restlessness. These side effects are not the norm when natural marijuana is used (Gupta). Patients treated by medical professionals say that patients experienced short-term loss of consciousness, paranoia, hallucinations, tremors, and even seizures.
Breast implants might result in oddly shaped breasts. And post-surgical infection is a risk, as is severe psychiatric injury. Cosmetic surgery is and can be clearly potentially dangerous. If things go wrong someone can end up disfigured or even dead. Teens often have plastic surgery to improve physical characteristics, they feel are awkward or flawed, that if left uncorrected, may affect them well into adulthood.