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A New, Safer Alternative to Amniocentesis (Amnio)

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Dr. Samadi discusses a new, safer alternative to Amniocentesis (or “Amnio”).  In a traditional Amnio test a sample of amniotic fluid is taken from a pregnant woman which can be tested to determine whether her unborn child has any chromosomal or genetic disorders.  While small, the test does carry the risk of miscarriage.

This new test allows Doctors to see an unborn child’s genome by taking a simple blood sample from the mother.  This can be looked at to find chromosomal or genetic disorders in the child without the risks associated with a traditional Amnio test.

Dr. Samadi also discusses a new diet pill that has been approved called Contrave.  The medication which works by controlling appetite is made up of a combination of the anti-depressant Bupropion and the addiction drug Naltrexone.

Dr. Samadi warns of the of the historic risks of diet medications including cardiac arrest, stroke, increased blood pressure, and heart palpitations.  The only other FDA approved diet medication is Xenical, which prevents the absorption of fat by the body.  It’s considered safe despite some liver toxicity concerns.

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