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A 49-year-old member asked:

my doctor told me that if i don't quit drinking i'm going to die. how do i stop?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please contact : An addiction medicine specialist for help. Right now open up the yellow pages, or google on line for alcoholics anonymous meetings. Go to a meeting tonight. If you don't have transport to a meeting, call the number & ask for help. Get a 12 step sponsor (even if only a temporary one). Take action now. You are worth it.

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What is the death rate?

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A number: It's the number of persons in a certain demographic (all kansans, all scleroderma patients) out of maybe 100, 000 that die during a particular time period, perhaps one year, or over a span of years. For example, in 1800, the death rate for newborns was about 450 out of 1000 during the first five years.
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Will I die from sjgrens syndrome?

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When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of?

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See below: Infection, renal failure, heart disease and CNS lupus (brain disease).
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have another "black death" epidemic in modern times?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Slightly: Coronary artery atherosclerosis has a slight familial tendency, especially if he died young, but this is largely overridden by your own lifestyle choices and to a lesser extent your willingness to take medications for elevated cholesterols / high blood pressure as needed. It can usually be prevented regardless of your heredity.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Help me grow from 4"10" or I will die?

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Dr. Seema Patel
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Can't alter height: Unfortunately there are no options for changing height for an adult. Maintaining your height with exercise and preventing osteoporosis from collapsing your spine to lose further height is critical.

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