|Getting the Post Birth Weight (Photo credit: UhDuh)|
It is believed that this mechanism may be due to any or all of the following.
- Placental insufficiency.
- Activation of the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System.
- Increased Fetal Vasopressin levels.
- Increased Insulin like growth factor levels.
- A reduction in total nephron number.
It had been proposed many years earlier that what happens in utero to the developing child directly influences the adult, giving rise to a variety of adult chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome.
|ID#: 861 Description: Gross pathology of polycystic kidneys. Gross pathology of polycystic kidneys. Ureters are visible. Content Providers(s): CDC/Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr. Creation Date: 1972 Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|