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At which ages of death is it considered dying young and dying old?

At which ages of death is it considered dying young and dying old?

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

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How many child cancer patients are dying annually?

How many child cancer patients are dying annually?

Getting better: About 2, 500 children die each year in the usa because of cancer, which is a huge improvement compared to a few decades ago. ...Read more

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Coronary spasm among young adult is it fatal?

Coronary spasm among young adult is it fatal?

Coronary spasm: Usually not. There are medications to help alleviate the spasm. ...Read more

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Can a young adult die of pneumonia?

It could happen.: Sadly that could occur if the pneumonia did not receive prompt medical treatment or if there were further medical complications. ...Read more

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Can people, say, age 13, die of leukemia.?

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Can people, say, age 13, die of leukemia.?

Yes: There are various types of leukemia. Some are more treatable than others. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/leukemia/ds00351 and http://www.Lls.Org/#/diseaseinformation/leukemia/ for more info. Talk to oncologist for more info. ...Read more

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Why is it that healthy young athletes die of heart attacks?

Why is it that healthy young athletes die of heart attacks?

Heart attack: Generally young athletes have a serious underlying congenital heart or vascular abnormality that causes sudden death. ...Read more

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Can a young person die from aaa?

Can a young person die from aaa?

Yes: Any person with a AAA can die. Typically the larger the aneurysm, the greater the risk. Younger individuals, especially less than 40, typically do not have significant aneurysms without a familial cause such as marfan's or ehlers danlos and in these patient the aneurysms can be fatal. ...Read more

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Do anxious people die young...Im 32 with gad am i gonna die younger than my peers?

Do anxious people die young...Im 32 with gad am i gonna die younger than my peers?

Not necessarily, but: Some research does link psychological distress in the form of anxiety and depression to earlier death: http://tinyurl.Com/ceob7uf i agree with my colleagues about the need to work on your anxiety with a psychologist or psychiatrist who does psychotherapy. I agree with suggestions about healthy diet, exercise, and sleep too. That way, you can live your life -- rather than anxiety living you. ...Read more

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Can an electrocardiogram prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young teenagers/adults who die during marathons?

Can an electrocardiogram prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young teenagers/adults who die during marathons?

Screen test: ECG is used because it is relatively inexpensive. We have no good cost effective screening test. Cardiac arrest is rare when compared to the numbers of exercising population. Tests become more effective when a specific question within the effectiveness of the test are the reason for the test. ...Read more

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How many people die from skin cancer young?

How many people die from skin cancer young?

Melanoma : One person dies in the us every hour from melanoma. It often effects young adults. ...Read more

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How do young women die in childbirth?

How do young women die in childbirth?

Maternal death: Women die in childbirth form blood clots to the lungs, sepsis, bleeding disorders, primary pulmonary hypertension. Lupus, preeclampsia, heart disease, strokes, and other underlying medical disorders. Even in the 21st century, people die. We do the best we can as physicians, but some problems are insurmountable. ...Read more

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Does having RA at young age will lead to eqrly death...Than having RA at an older age?

Does having RA at young age will lead to eqrly death...Than having RA at an older age?

Disease mortality: The longer you have ra, the longer the disease (or RA medications) can damage your body. The good news is, that with newer, more effective treatments there is good reason to be optimistic that the RA can be well controlled, leading to a productive life with a normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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Do women get heart attacks at younger ages than men?

Do women get heart attacks at younger ages than men?

Less than men: Less than men when young but they catch up after menopause. Also, heart attacks are missed more in women because they may have more atypical symptoms or more stoic personalties than men. ...Read more

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How many young people die from DVT in uk?

How many young people die from DVT in uk?

Estimate 25K/yr: Your House of Commons in 2005 estimated that 25,000 men & women die every year from hospital acquired venous thromboembolism. So while we don't die directly from deep vein thrombosis, death can occur when blood clot breaks free & blocks blood flow in lungs eg pulmonary embolism. Unfortunately, I could not determine breakdown by age http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG92/chapter/introduction. ...Read more

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Do ALS patients suffer painful, suffocating death?

Do ALS patients suffer painful, suffocating death?

My view: Yes, many ALS patients suffer pain, but they rarely suffocate, as typically, when needed, a tracheostomy tube is placed. But demise can often be due to pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer common in young men 22 years old?

Is colon cancer common in young men 22 years old?

Not usaually: Colon cancer is not common before age 50 unless you have a strong family history of early colon cancers. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a young 20 year old getting cancer? I'm seeing more young people getting cancer. Prevention ideas or chances?

What are the chances of a young 20 year old getting cancer? I'm seeing more young people getting cancer. Prevention ideas or chances?

Low risk: Your risk for having cancer is very low. You can help your cause by doing the following: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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 or alcohol in any form. ...Read more