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It all depends: On you and the person who died. Some people consider 50 or 60 old and some consider it old. I know one person who died at 70 and everyone thought she was so young and vibrant. Another person was considered old and to have lived a long life at 50, since she accomplished so much and coped with many medical problems for years. It very general terms we could say that under 40 is young and over 60 old. ...Read more
Dying young: It is better to live full life and than develop alzheimer's disease than not to be able to enjoy life when being young. ...Read more
Why do I have so many grey hairs? I've always had since I was young before I even started dying my hair. Why do I have so much grey hair? I'm 20
Gas, intestinal gurgling and random mild abdominal pain every day for months. Doctor say don't worry bc I'm young and healthy but I'm scared I'm dying?
Geriatrician advice: Advice from Center for the Study of Aging at Duke University: 1) Laughter--is a way of coping & dealing with difficult situations & it has real clinical benefits; 2) Turn in early--sleep strengthens connections between brain cells & helps older adults process info more readily; 3) Get screened for heart disease, breast & colon cancer; 4) Get vaccinated for flu, shingles, tetanus. (Ref. AARP, 9/14) ...Read more
Hunting with an adult has many positive effects, from learning gun safety, to learning patience and how to follow instructions.
It is a good way for a youngster to bond with an adult. ...Read more
Menopause age: No, early menopause is before the age of 35. Half of women will be menopausal by the age of 51 and half enter menopause after 51. Menopause is when there has been no period for one year. It can also be diagnosed by blood tests. There are other reasons for not bleeding so seeing a clinic can help with making the diagnosis. ...Read more
B12 Deficiency: The rationale for giving a person a B12 shot is to supplement low levels. Causes of a low B12 include nutritional deficiency and poor absorption from your stomach. This does not mean you are dying. ...Read more
Depends: In a young person, either viruses or pregnancy can cause cardiomyopathy in a young person. In rare cases, rheumatic heart disease with severe valve disease can cause cardiomyopathy, but that is extrememely rare except in people from central america or 3rd world nations where antiobiotics are hard to get. Otherwise, congenital heart disease can cause cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
Yes: 39 is young but it doesn't mean it can't happen. If you are concerned, talk to your doctor to make sure there isn't anything else causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Often genetic: Familial ad (fad) is often a result of presenilin genes that are passed on via our genetics. It is uncommon, but you will see large amount of family members affected by ad often before age 50. A times, there maybe a mutation responsible for the ad, that will not be passed on in the genes to other family members. T. ...Read more
Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent boil-like lumps (nodules) under the skin. The nodules are inflamed and painful. They tend to break open, causing abscesses that drain fluid and pus. As the abscesses heal, they produce significant scarring of the skin. This condition can start at puberty. ...Read more
Pretty low: Most hiatal hernias are small and don't even cause symptoms. Larger paraesophagel hernias may twist and cause emergent issues but these are more rare. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Low: Hodgkin's lymphoma is treatable and curable disease in majority cases. With the treatment that we have for hodgkin's lymphoma, if treated appropriately, the risk for dying from hodgkin's lymphoma is low- approximately about 1 in 400 will have hodgkin's lymphoma 1:2000 will die from it. Off course, the prognosis will depend on the stage, and biology of the cancer as well as overall condition of pt. ...Read more
We are all dying!:
While you are alive, concentrate in living. Find your purpose in life and do it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Prepare yourself.: If it has been confirmed that you are dying - make peace with people in your life, take care of any needed preparations (wills, living wills, power of attorney, finances), spend time with the people you love & do things which are meaningful to you. Take care. ...Read more