How To Increase The Weight Of A 2 Month Old Baby With Heart Failure?

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dr. How can a 2 month old baby gain weight, with ASD symptoms, can a baby with ASD not gain weight at all? thank you dr

1 Answer:

Hi Melly Muammar. ASD or Atrial Septal Defect or a congenital heart defect in which there is a leak in the walls of the atria or atria. This causes the heart pump is not optimal where the blood from the left atrium which should flow into the left ventricle and is pumped throughout the body, leaks into the right atrium so that the blood pumped is not maximal throughout the body. As a result, blood flow to the peripheral organs is reduced and this affects cell growth as well because they have to survive with less O2 and nutrients than they should. Then, the effect itself, on the right heart becomes overloaded and can cause disturbances in the right heart which can eventually lead to heart failure.

Risk factors in the form of a family history of congenital heart disease, genetic disorders such as Down syndrome, the use of certain drugs such as illegal drugs, alcohol and smoking, and infections during pregnancy increase the risk of this condition.

Consult your child's heart condition with a cardiologist. In many cases, the leaks that occur will close on their own, especially if they are small in size. However, if it does not close, then surgery can be considered. This is because, this condition in the long term will cause interference with the heart and lungs of children. Weight gain on its own is difficult because cells don't get enough nutrients. ASD treatment is an important part of increasing a child's weight. Consult your doctor more about the child's weight, especially with the pediatrician. Hopefully helpful, and thank you. Regards, Dr Alyssa

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