Opioid Abuse Affect Newborn Babies in U.S

The study of nearly 30 million births across 28 states have shown that there is increase in the condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome which is associated with newborn babies.This condition is caused by the abuse of opioid which include painkillers such as Oxycontin,vicodin,percocet and other illegal opioid i.e heroin by the mothers.

The newborn with neonatal abstinence syndrome experience opioid withdrawal symptoms like high-pitched crying ,increase muscle tone ,tremors and seizures.Babies experiencing the disease have trouble when feeding and also body temperature fluctuation.

Neonatal abstinence syndrome has recently increased in U.S across the states West Virginia being the worst hit while Hawaii having the lowest neonataal abstinence syndrome

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Author: healthfeels

Medical Researcher and Author based in Nairobi.Writing about health matters.

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