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Im A Teen How Will Having Polycythemia Vera Mess Up My Health Later In Life
No: Generally speaking, pvera dose not imapct a persons long term survival, ie when comparing a group of patients with pv to a group without, survial rates are the same. However, pv and other myeloproliferative disorders are uncommon in your age group and i would be skeptical of the diagnosis. ...Read more
Foot discomfort: They won't "mess up your life" but they can cause foot discomfort depending on their size and position. They can certainly make wearing certain types of shoes uncomfortable. Diabetics, however, should have corns and callouses removed or trimmed to prevent further problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: For some, pyelo is a one time infection that responds to treatment and the patient goes on with a regular life. For many, pyelo is one of the complications of other health issues, like spina bifida, renal tract abnormalities, systemic illness, etc. When part of other issues, it can be recurrent and eventually lead to kidney failure. If so, dialysis or transplant may be in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Two possible types of problems could be effects of lupus, including risks if recurrent infection, organ damage or heart disease; or side effects of medicines like Prednisone or nsaids. Close follow-up with a rheumatologist is important to avoid these problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do not know: Without knowing whether it produced neurologic changes, whether it was unilateral or bilateral, whether other intracranial sinuses were also involved, what the underlying cause and the bacterial etiology it is difficult to predict long-term effects. ...Read more
Possibly: In general, most patients with properly performed correction of H.D.Do extremely well with no long term impact. However, some have issues with constipation, recurrent disease, enterocolitis(inflammation of the intestine). The key is early diagnosis and treatment by pediatric surgeons experienced in the care. If, patient has very long segment disease or small bowel hd, long term prob may exist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Probably won't: A type 1 chiari malformation is usually asymptomatic, but on occasion may cause symptoms such as headaches or sensory changes in the face or arms. Chiari's are often discovered incidentally when someone is being worked up for headache or other neurologic symptoms that are unrelated. Unless you have specific related symptoms, then it should cause you no complications later in life. ...Read more
Less quality & time: Morbid obesity (80-150 pounds overweight) is one of the leading causes of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, joint disease, sleep apnea, bladder leakage, and virtually every organ of the body. (even dementia). Life span is clearly shortened. Life quality is clearly decreased. Treatment is essential. Surgery is actually the best option with this degree of obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad planning?: Planb is called planb because it is not "plan a". That means a woman must have a "plan a" to prevent pregnancy if she does not want to become pregnant. A "plan a" can be birth control pills, diaphragm, implant, iud, condoms, no sex, etc... Planb is for use on rare occasions (that's the idea). A woman who uses planb many times can talk with her primary doctor about living a better planned life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi,just got home from a night out. Ive drank 4 jager bombs (1shot of jager with half glass red bull) and my heart wont stop racing? Im female, 23, and 118kg. What can i do and how long will it take to subside?
Sounds like: you need to have a frank talk with your Primary Care Provider about your use of alcohol since BINGE Drinking is NOT OK!! Unfortunately there is NOT a lot you can do to hasten recovery from that binge! Coffee (the old "movie" standbye) will make your heart beat FASTER and "hair of the dog that bit yah" is very JACK NICHOLSON but is defintely a NO! ) Try increasing fluids and some dry cereal! ...Read more
I've possibly been breathing some mold for 10 years (not sure what kind). Will this affect me later in life with health problems? Was all in my room
Probably not: Although there are plenty of people claiming mold negatively affect their health, it has not been demonstrated / proven in studies. Common sense though, you should avoid it, and move to a cleaner place. Don‘t worry about the year you already spent inhaling it. There is nothing you can do about it now. ...Read more
How can getting an CT on your head affect you being a 20 year old female? I heard it affects you later in life, but how? What happens?
Im a 16 year old male will my learning and social disorder affect my life when i move out of my home?
Depends: on what you have in place to help with the transition. Do you have friends who will be making life changes at the same time? Are you going to attend college? Will you be willing to discuss your learning style with the college counselor so you have an advocate there? Do you have a social safety net? Are you experiencing anxiety about your future and if so have you talked about that with anyone?Are you comfortable advocating for yourself in the school and workplace? Your chances are excellent for a full and happy independent future if you are willing, now, to prepare for it and are aware that at 16 you are still a wonderful work in progress with great potential. ...Read more
Does a unhealthy diet in childhood cause further heart problems later on? I am 17 now and am in good health.
Certainly Possible: Dietary habits tend to persist. Changes that lead to atherosclerotic heart disease begin to occur in adolescence, so your diet now can affect your risks later on. These risks are modifiable though, so changing your habits can potentially reverse those changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
26 weeks pregnant and lost 15 pounds in just a few weeks do to a life altering event. Have been depressed and stressed. How does it affect the baby?
It does affect baby: Pregnancy is one of the biggest life altering events out there, to say you are going through a lot is an understatement. Make an emergency appointment with your obgyn. It will help you to know what's going on. It is important that you stay conscious of what you are eating and that you are taking steps to deal with your depression and stress. Ask about therapy. Best to you and your baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After my wife and i lost our baby after a nicu stay; she has become very paranoid about health & anxious in life. How can I help her personally?
Loss: I am sure you were both devastated by the loss of your baby and I am very, very sorry. Try to be as empathic and compassionate as possible and allow her to talk openly about her expeience. Share your reactions and thoughts as well. If anxiety does not diminish consult a mental health professional who specializes in anxiety and loss. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can getting an MRI on your head affect you being a 20 year old female? I heard it affects you later in life, but how? What happens?
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