Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Sekhar, Sonal and Vyas, Navya (2012) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Sudanese Journal of Public Health, 7 (1). pp. 12-16.

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is a health problem that can be traced back into history. FASD is a preventable event and occurs due to alcohol consumption of women during pregnancy. No amount of alcohol is considered to be safe during pregnancy. The growing embryo within the womb pays the price for this habit. The ingested alcohol causes serious physical and mental abnormalities and causes irreversible changes in the baby, which follows him into his adolescence and adulthood. Usually children have a tough time adjusting with everyone. There is no cure for the disorder but with proper love, care and support given by the parents and teachers the victim can be brought back to life. Once a woman plans to get pregnant, total abstinence from alcohol is the only way to prevent this hazard. With these efforts the incidence of this disease can be reduced.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol consumption, FASDs, Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Fetal alcohol syndrome, pregnancy.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2012 11:07
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2012 11:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77441

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