Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) risks
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

  • Pregnancy
  • Personal History of Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • History of Asthma
  • Delayed Gastric Emptying
  • Long-term use of non-steroidal antiinflammatories
  • Spicy food
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Infant low birth weight (LBW) is when babies weigh less than five pounds, eight ounces at birth. LBW often occurs in babies who are born prematurely, before 37 weeks of gestation.
  • Each trimester is marked by a baby's growth and by body changes in the mother.
  • Asphyxia neonatorum is also known as perinatal asphyxia, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or birth asphyxia.
  • Oligohydramnios is a condition that can develop during pregnancy. It occurs when not enough amniotic fluid, which surrounds the fetus, is produced.
  • Bleeding or spotting, increased need to urinate, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, and missed period are signs of pregnancy.
  • If labor starts at 37 weeks or earlier, it is considered preterm or premature labor. Babies born prematurely have a greater chance of several health complications.
  • Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. BMI is calculated using a person's weight and height. It can lead to other conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
  • Tobacco is one of the most abused substances in the world. Nicotine is the main addictive chemical in tobacco. It increases adrenaline and dopamine.
  • Drinking too much alcohol, or being unable to control consumption, can indicate alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Too much alcohol in the blood or having withdrawal can lead to serious mental and physical symptoms.
  • Ulcers are open sores. When they occur in the stomach, they are gastric ulcers. Duodenal ulcers occur in the upper area of the small intestine. They often cause a feeling of fullness or hunger, bloating, and burping.
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