Prevention of Cephalic disorders


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Prevention list: Methods of prevention of Cephalic disorders mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Cephalic disorders.

  • Folic acid - for prevention of neural tube defects
  • Antenatal ultrasound screening
  • Folic acid (folate) before conception
  • Folic acid (folate) during pregnancy

Prevention of Cephalic disorders: Recent studies have shown that the addition of folic acid to the diet of women of child-bearing age may significantly reduce the incidence of neural tube defects. Therefore, it is recommended that all women of child-bearing age consume 0.4 mg of folic acid daily. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Cephalic Disorders Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 4, 2003

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