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Alternative Names Swallowing batteries Symptoms If a person puts the battery up the nose and breathes it further in, the following symptoms may occur: Breathing problems Cough Pneumonia (if the battery goes unnoticed) Possible complete respiratory failure A swallowed battery may cause no symptoms at all, but if it becomes stuck in the esophagus or stomach, the following symptoms may occur: Abdominal pain Bloody stools Cardiovascular collapse (shock) Chest pain Gastrointestinal inflammation Hole in the esophagus Nausea Metallic taste Vomiting (possibly bloody)
What is Trans Fat?
A large number of manufacturers began adding trans fat to processed food about twenty-five years ago as a means to extend shelf life. About eighty percent of trans fat in the American diet comes from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil produced in factories.
Trans fats are artificial fats that can be made when hydrogen is added to liquid oil and then pressurized. Trans fats are in cookies, crackers, potato chips, and many other products for public purchase. Trans fats can extend product shelf life for years but also raise the risk for heart disease and obesity. They also contribute to elevated cholesterol levels and a drop in healthy HDL cholesterol. Trans Fat and Childhood Obesity A Canadian all-party commons committee expressed concerns that its current generation of children could expect poorer health outcomes and a shorter lifespan than their parents and cited obesity as the cause. It was noted that twenty-eight percent of Canadians between the age of two ...
Prune belly syndrome is a group of birth defects that involve three main problems:
Poor development of the abdominal muscles, causing the skin of the belly area to wrinkle like a prune
Urinary tract problems
Eagle-Barrett syndrome; Triad syndrome; Urethral obstruction malformation sequence
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The causes of prune belly syndrome are unknown. The condition affects mostly boys.
While in the womb, the developing baby's abdomen swells with fluid. That fluid disappears after birth, leading to a wrinkled abdomen that looks like a prune. The appearance is more noticeable due to the lack of abdominal muscles.
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