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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Strontium: Look up strontium for osteoporosis, and also magnesium, boron, vit d, zinc.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Perhaps indirectly: There is some evidence that multiple compression fractures in the midback (thoracic area) can interfere with lung function and reduce lifespan.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Osteoporosis ...: Osteoporosis is a disease which decreases the density and quality of bones which can cause them to fracture more easily.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilizatio ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
If untreated: Anemia decreases the amount of oxygen distributed throughout the body. For this reason, if anemia is untreated, it can become life-threatening. Normal ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Sarcoma is the general term for cancers of connective tissue, muscle and bone. These can be lethal and often are.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Hemophilia makes bleeding very difficult to stop. People with hemophilia may not be able to properly stop even minor bleeding, and particularly intern ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Severe trauma can cause internal bleeding which may not be fixable, even with emergency surgery.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If untreated, tuberculosis can progress and kill. There are good treatments for TB , and in most cases is
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Acute pancreatitis has an appreciable mortality.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Rarely: Chronic constipation (obstipation) can cause dilation of bowel, rarely can cause an ulcer in bowel, rarely can cause perforation, which could lead to ... Read More
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Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
In A Way, Yes: Depression itself can lead to death when a depressed person commits suicide. Also, people who struggle with long periods of depression tend to neglect ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually not: Dystonia musculorum deformans, or "human pretzel" disease, is a miserable illness for which neurosurgery is often dramatically beneficial. Only if a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Myocarditis: Yes. Death can occur if myocarditis results in heart failure from failure of pumping or cardiac arrythmias.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Never: Endometriosis, though sometimes quite painful, is never a diagnosis that would lead to death. Very severe forms of endometriosis can cause endometrial ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Fulminant colitis from whatever cause can lead to death from sepsis in the untreated scenerio. Ulcerative colitis can lead to colon cancer over time. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Vasculitis can affect any of the body's blood vessels. There is a definite risk of death from blood flow being cut off to the brain or heart. Vasculit ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Unfortunately, yes, people can die from lymphoma.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It can cause Bleedin: Severe thrombocytopenia can cause hemorrhage which can at times be fatal. But the platelet count has drop below 10, 000 before there is such a risk.
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Dr. Victoria Bellot
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Rhabdomyolysis can cause death from the effects of kidney failure. The myoglobin that is released into the blood from muscle breakdown can damage the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Certainly: Survival is related to the grade of the tumor. A high grade tumor also known as glioblastoma is particularly deadly. Lower grades of astrocytoma have ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Shingles: Shingles does not cause death. However, there is a high suicide rate in the elderly who have had shingles and are left with chronic severe nerve pain ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Its possible: Un treatred, rampant colitis can lead to serious bleeding and overwhelming infection either of which could cause death. This implies that the patient ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Chemotherapy can cause lowering of the white blood cell count and place an individual at an increased risk of getting an infection. If that happens th ... Read More
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