Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate

About- Cleft lip and cleft palates are gaps or splits in the upper lip, the roof of the mouth (palate), or both.
 A Build-up of fluid in their ears (glue ear)
Chronic ear infections
Difficulty feedings
Difficulty swallowing
Hearing problems
A problem in tooth development
Tooth decay (Cavities)
Unclear or nasal-sounding speech

It is a birth defect. It may occur because of both genetic and environmental factors.

Risk Factors

 A lack of folic acid during pregnancy
Alcoholism during pregnancy
Being diabetic
Consumption of illegal drugs during pregnancy
Smoking during pregnancy
Using certain medications in early pregnancy

Specialists to Visit -
 Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgeon

Pediatric surgeon
Medical Geneticist

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