Brain developmental problems and inhibitions occur during the development of the fetus before birth or during early childhood. It can be due to genetic factors, brain injuries, or environmental or chemical factors like infection, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and drug abuse by the mother.
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Will congenital hypothyroidism lead to brain development issues?
Query: Hello doctor, My girl is 10 months old. Her growth and development are very slow. The test showed elevated TSH level 164.23. Diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism. I am also hypothyroid but I have been taking my medication Eltroxin 25 mcg properly from the two years. Then why this happened to my ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your daughter's congenital hypothyroidism. I am sorry and I can empathize with you but at the same time, I would like to say that timely diagnosis in an infant for congenital hypothyroidism is very essential and your daughter was diagnosed ... Read Full »
Can my baby's brain development get affected due to low T4 levels?
Query: Hi doctor, I am five weeks pregnant now. Currently, my T3 is 1.05 ng/mL, T4 is 5.0 μg/dL, TSH is 27.62 μIU/mL. I started Thyronorm 75 mcg today. What if my T4 was low from the past five weeks? Has it affected my baby already? Will it affect the baby's brain development? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your thyroid function test results, and it appears that you have hypothyroidism. I would like to say that even if you were diagnosed at five weeks, it does not cause brain damage to your baby so quickly. Besides, your T4 and T3 are still ... Read Full »
Kindly suggest the signs and symptoms of dyspraxia.
Query: Hi doctor, What are the signs and symptoms of dyspraxia in a 6 year old boy? Kindly explain. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. The child will have difficulty in doing fine actions like writing with a pencil, tying shoelaces, eating with a spoon, etc. 2. Also, the normal day-to-day activities of a healthy child that can be achieved at the age of 6 years may not be achieved by a child with dyspr... Read Full »
I read that stress is a barrier to brain development. Is it true?
Query: Hi doctor, I read that great stress will cause brain development inhibition in children. Can this be caught up through something? Is this permanent? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Great amount of stress in children does affect brain development. As the brain develops till the age of 18 years, stress can affect the development. Stress can, in general, affect the functioning of the body, hormonal balance, and immunity levels as well. If the str... Read Full »
My kid fell down on his face. What is the risk of having developmental problems?
Query: Hello doctor, My little three month old boy fell down on his face from his cozy. Fell from his size in terms of height. We went to the hospital the next day in order to make some checks. The doctor did send us home without doing any scanner. He said it should be fine as there were no bruises, a medi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and would explain that the risk of developing cognitive disorders or seizures is very low (less than 5 %) if there is no brain damage (in brain MRI). I agree with the doctor for not performing the brain CT scan as there was no loss of con... Read Full »
Will seizures slow my daughter's growth and development?
Query: Hello doctor, My 12-year daughter has been suffering from seizures since birth. The cause of the seizure was not known. That is idiopathic. She is now taking Valparin 500 Chrono and Levipil 750 twice daily. The last seizure occurred four years ago. Developments are slow, although she attained puber... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that as your daughter has been suffering from seizures since birth, it is very likely that her brain has been damaged during birth (from hypoxia) or she has any specific genetic syndrome associated with seizures. ... Read Full »
Wll lifestyle modification improve my brain health?
Query: Hi doctor, I am turning 22 in two weeks, and I am deeply worried about my brain health. On the top of pretty moderate to severe inattentive ADHD and general learning or processing issues, I smoked way too much weed from ages 16 to 20. For all of my life, I spent most of my leisure time zapping my br... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. My answer to your question is both yes and no. Yes because the neuroplasticity is a continuous process and changes almost everything in the desired direction over the course of time. The positive lifestyle factors de... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I was blessed with twin baby girls before three months. It was a premature C-section at 36th week. At birth, one of my baby head size was 33 cm. After some days, it was 36.5 cm. So, the doctor was surprised and sent for an ultrasound scan. I have attached the first report of the scan. It ... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The head circumference of 40.5 cm at 8 weeks of age is definitely abnormal. In addition to that, the scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) clearly ... Read Full »
My 19-year-old sister do not react with some knowledge or speak. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a sister who is 19-years-old, fully grown physically and healthy, but she has no knowledge. She cannot talk, she does not have any idea, her brain is the same as that of a newborn baby. Do we have any treatment regarding this, please help with some suggestions. Read Full »
Answer: Hello doctor, Your sister has developmental delay and predominant speech delay the cause of which could not be identifiable unless we go deep into history. How was her birth? Was she born under normal delivery? Her birth weight, how long she was in the hospital at the time of birth? Is she able to ... Read Full »
Can I continue my pregnancy with a high TSH level?
Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I got conceived. My latest thyroid profile report showed the T3 and T4 to be normal and the TSH levels were abnormal at 22.96. We have heard that this TSH value affects the brain development of the newborn and also the newborn will not be mentally good. This is bothering us a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are right. Hypothyroidism can affect the fetal brain development, especially in early pregnancy. Thyroid hormone is normally very important for many functions of the body. It helps in the early development of the fetus. The brain is one of the parts of early... Read Full »