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Spina bifida

  1. 1. Spina Bifida Annie Lightell Mr. Holley Human Interaction Spring 2011 http:// www.google.com/imgres
  2. 2. Definiton <ul><li>A birth defect that results from a mistake early in the development of the spinal cord. </li></ul>http://health.salempress.com/doi/full/10.3331/MMG06_20151351874?prevSearch=spina%2Bbifida&searchHistoryKey=& queryHash =6be9dc5156d7d1ab44c919d666054a39
  3. 3. Disability symptoms <ul><li>The development of the fetal nervous system is the most complicated process during pregnancy. It starts a few weeks after conception and continues until well after birth. The earliest steps are the most crucial, because the basic plan of the nervous system must be established accurately if it is to work properly later. </li></ul>http://health.salempress.com/doi/full/10.3331/MMG06_20151351874?prevSearch=spina%2Bbifida&searchHistoryKey=& queryHash =6be9dc5156d7d1ab44c919d666054a39 http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://
  4. 4. Assistance/Care needed <ul><li>Effective measures have been developed to minimize the effects of spina bifida. Often, surgery is performed within twenty-four to forty-eight hours of birth to close any opening in the child’s lower back and to reconstruct the spine and other tissues in this area. Problems with feet and legs may also be dealt with surgically. If the child has symptoms of hydrocephalus, the excess fluid will be drained. Bladder and bowel function will be regulated, such as by catheterization. </li></ul>http://health.salempress.com/doi/full/10.3331/MMG06_20151351874?prevSearch=spina%2Bbifida&searchHistoryKey=& queryHash =6be9dc5156d7d1ab44c919d666054a39
  5. 5. Why do people get Spina Bifida? It is believed it has to do with a combination of genes and the environment. A person might have certain genes that put him or her at risk for spina bifida, then something in the environment triggers the disease. A major environmental trigger for spina bifida is a lack of folic acid in the mother’s diet during pregnancy. One of the best ways to prevent spina bifida is to take folic acid vitamins for a few months before getting pregnant and during the pregnancy. http:// www.google.com/imgres?imgurl =http://spinabifidacrusade.webs.com/image007.jpg&imgrefurl=http:// http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/433?search=spina%20bifida
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