Amber Hayes, M.D., Renown Medical Group
It’s estimated that 1.8 million Americans have celiac disease, and most don’t realize it.
Celiac disease is a chronic small bowel disorder that has a spectrum of symptoms related to inflammation and inability to properly absorb nutrients from exposure to a protein called gluten that is found in wheat and barley.
Symptoms in children and adults can include abdominal pain, bloating, chronic recurrent diarrhea, mal-nutrition, and weight loss. Testing for celiac disease generally includes a screening blood test and upper endoscopy procedure to sample the tissue for characteristic changes in the …
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Tamsen Carson, Physician’s Assistant
The biggest concern with pregnancy after age 35 is the increased risk for genetic problems, specifically Down’s Syndrome. That risk increases exponentially the older you get, so if you are 35 your risk for the baby having Down’s Syndrome is 1 in 350. If you are 40 the risk goes up to 1 in 85, then up to 1 in 35 at age 45.
Because the risk for genetic problems is increased, the risk of miscarriage increases. Severe cramping and bleeding are a few indicators of a possible miscarriage.
The most important part of pregnancy at this age is preparedness; you …