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Chromosome Abnormalities, Miscarriage, Age And Lifestyle

All of our cells have chromosomes that carry a plan of action for our structure - arms, legs, etc. - and for their function. Chromosomes are made up of DNA and protein. Chromosomes can be abnormal in three ways: there can be an increase in numbers, loss of numbers or changes in structure. Almost all chromosomal abnormalities cause serious problems. Most of these problems turn off cells that carry abnormalities. For this reason, most embryos carrying chromosomal abnormalities die within the first few weeks. Chromosome abnormalities are the leading cause of miscarriage.

Many couples with miscarriage are told that laboratory tests have shown that they have chromosomal abnormalities. This sounds very serious right? It is serious and can cause birth defects in children. Usually, however, the pair is completely normal and chromosomal abnormalities occur only in gametes - either female eggs or male sperm. Sometimes this problem is present in all male or female cells but blood tests can detect this.

Unfortunately, there is still a lack of understanding among doctors about how chromosomal abnormalities develop. Doctors will usually reassure couples with normal blood chromosomes that the problems in the embryo will not be repeated. This is bad advice. I have spent many years studying the causes of chromosome abnormalities in miscarriage and have proven that the problem is due to lifestyle problems. Until this is corrected in the egg and the sperm can remain or reoccur.

Chromosome abnormalities in miscarriage usually occur because either men or women have been exposed to chemicals or one of them has a lack of food or bad habits of some kind. Bad habits include not drinking enough water, taking drugs, consuming too much alcohol, smoking heavily and in the case of men, exposing the testes to too hot. Infections, both common types of STDs and STDs - many different types - can also be involved. Viruses can damage chromosomes in the same way as chemicals, radiation and serious food shortages. Aging is associated with changes in body function that cause female eggs to misdivide.

Most people who read this article will know that the normal number of chromosomes is 46. So, how does this change? The answer lies in the process of fertility and conception. Fertility in both men and women involves a special form of cell division - called meiosis - in which the number of chromosomes is half. Sometimes this very specific partitioning process makes a mistake and one or two chromosomes end up in the wrong place. The egg or sperm produced then has one or two additional chromosomes. Eggs made from eggs or sperm with extra chromosomes are usually contagious although those with an additional copy of one of chromosome 21 may survive Down syndrome.

Another problem that may affect chromosome numbers is delayed ovulation. When an egg is mature, it can be fertilized by more than one sperm. In such cases, the fertilized egg has one or more sets of chromosomes. Fortunately, this problem can also be remedied by correcting poor diet and lifestyle.

If you have a pregnancy where chromosomal abnormalities are detected but you, yourself, are normal, make sure you take the time and effort to correct your lifestyle. You will find detailed lifestyle assessments and specific advice on my website. Once you adopt a healthy lifestyle, you will be rewarded for feeling healthier and hopefully having a healthy baby.


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