Are Premature Children Particularly Prone To Illness?

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Good evening, I want to ask about a child who was born prematurely, aged 7 months. R n r nSo, when this baby will be born, the doctor who handles it has said that this baby will not last long, because there are several organs of his body bombs functioned well, until in the end it turned out that this baby could live until graduating from high school, then since he graduated from high school, his body used to be sick in elementary and junior high school, the sickest in a year can be counted on the fingers, r n gets sick easily, r n r nSometimes his breathing is disturbed (wheezing) even though he does not have asthma, then he has kidney disease, after going on outpatient treatment and being declared cured, other illnesses always approach him. Until he works in a private company too, every month he is always sick 2-4 times, no matter what, even though he always maintains his diet, etc. r n r n What I want to ask, is someone’s body simultaneously who were born prematurely? r n r n Thank you,

1 Answer:

Hi Edogawa,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Premature is defined as a baby born before 36 weeks of gestation. This condition can be triggered by various factors, ranging from a history of previous preterm labor, multiple pregnancies, the distance between pregnancies that are too close, problems with the uterus or placenta, smoking, infection in pregnancy, suffering from chronic diseases (such as hypertension or diabetes), underweight or overweight. , stress, injury in pregnancy, and so on.

Babies born prematurely are at a higher risk of experiencing various complications. In general, these complications are categorized into 2, namely:

Short-term complications, for example: Respiratory disorders, eg respiratory distress syndrome Heart problems, such as patent ductus arteriosus, hypotension Brain disorders, such as intraventricular bleeding Disorders of body temperature regulation, such as hypothermia Indigestion disorders, eg nectrotizing enterocolitis Blood disorders, eg anemia, jaundice Metabolic disorders , for example hypoglycemia Immune disorders, which is more prone to infection Long-term complications, for example: Cerebral palsy (brain paralysis) Developmental and cognitive delays Vision and hearing problems Psychological and behavioral disorders Other chronic diseases, such as infections, asthma, eating disorders, and so on As for the illnesses suffered by people who were born prematurely, it may be one of the effects of previous preterm labor. However, as he gets older, a history of preterm labor alone should no longer have a significant impact. There are more and more factors, apart from previous labor history, that can affect a person's health condition, including:

Diet Activity and exercise Lifestyle, including smoking, consuming alcohol, or illegal drugs. Psychological conditions Hereditary hygiene Environmental conditions, and so on. Therefore, it is better to have a thorough examination by a doctor so that the cause of the illness is known and handled appropriately.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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