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Are old people more likely to die from leg amputations?

Are old people more likely to die from leg amputations?

Yes: Older people needing amputation often have numerous medical problems including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. These conditions put them at higher risk of death compared to younger, healthier people. ...Read more

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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more


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Are people that are heavy set more likely to die from emphysema?

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Are people that are heavy set more likely to die from emphysema?

No: As emphysema progresses patients lose their appetite, their muscle mass, and weight. Patients with severe emphysema are more likely to be very thin than very heavy. Maintaining normal body weight enables such patients to remain active and provides the best possible quality of life. ...Read more

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Are people from india more likely to have diabetes?

Are people from india more likely to have diabetes?

Yes: The incidence of type 2 diabetes is much higher in people from se asia. ...Read more

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Are people with diabetes more likely to die from swine flu?

Are people with diabetes more likely to die from swine flu?

No direct link but..: Even though there isn't a direct link between the two things you mentioned, diabetes is one of those conditions where it generally makes any other co existing condition that much worse. A healthy person is less likely to suffer a bad outcome from flu than a poorly controlled diabetic. ...Read more

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Why are more older people than younger suffering from a thyroid disease?

Why are more older people than younger suffering from a thyroid disease?

Cumulative loss: Auto-immune thyroid disease is fairly common, especially in women. With time thyroid tissue is destroyed by this process and with age reached a tipping point where thyroid can no longer produce enough thyroxine for good health. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting septic hip?

Are some people more prone to getting septic hip?

Yes: If they already have artificial hardware, or infected heart valve or lower immune system such as taking steroids or having HIV or being on immunesuppresion for an organ transplant. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop coronary spasms than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop coronary spasms than others?

Several reasons: Endothelial dysfunction (improper function of the cells covering the inner surface of blood vessels) from smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and lack of exercise are some of the causes. ...Read more

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Are certain races more likely to suffer from addiction?

Are certain races more likely to suffer from addiction?

Race and drugs 2012: Among non-hispanic whites, alcohol (44 percent) was followed by opiates (19 percent), marijuana (13 percent), Cocaine (10 percent), and stimulants (9 percent). Among non-hispanic blacks, alcohol (32 percent) was followed by Cocaine (26 percent), marijuana (22 percent), opiates (15 percent), and stimulants (1 percent).This data is based on samsha data 1997 to 2007. ...Read more

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Why are old people more likely to develop cataracts and skin cancer?

Why are old people more likely to develop cataracts and skin cancer?

Age: Older age increases cataract formation since it's a natural aging process, plus more cellular replication over time and environmental exacerbating factors such as uv sunlight can lead to acceleration of cell division, and mutations of a susceptible lesion that can turn into cancer. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop puncture wound of the lip than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop puncture wound of the lip than others?

Lack of sensation: Any condition causing diminished sensation of the lips may predispose individuals to lip punctures. ...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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Are some people more prone to getting cerebral contusion?

Are some people more prone to getting cerebral contusion?

No: Contusion come from trauma such as falling or bumping the head. If you are prone to falling, i guess you're prone to getting a contusion. ...Read more

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Are the elderly more likely to suffer from staph infections?

Are the elderly more likely to suffer from staph infections?

Yes: Any age can get infections, but the youngest and oldest tend to have weaker immune systems, thus less able to fight off infections. ...Read more

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Could people die from to much pain?

Could people die from to much pain?

Possible: While too much pain specifically cannot kill someone, the physiologic reactions they undergo could cause death. For example, extreme pain can lead to a greatly increased heart rate. In susceptible people, this could lead to certain arrhythmias. Specifically from pain, no, but from physiological sequelae, yes. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get esophageal rupture than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get esophageal rupture than others. Which ones?

Forceful vomiting: Esophageal rupture is not very common, but can be a very big deal; can cause life threatening complications, ifection, etc. More common in forced vomiting, retching. Bulimics can be at increased risk; uncommonly can be a post procedure complication after medical/gi procedures such as passage of an ng tube, endoscopic manipulations. ...Read more

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Why do so many diabetes people who have lost a limb or foot die within 15 yrs.?

Why do so many diabetes people who have lost a limb or foot die within 15 yrs.?

Vascular disease: Limb loss in diabetes is often from a combination of nerve damage, which causes numbness, ulcerations, or deformities; and vascular disease with impaired blood flow to the lower legs. The vascular disease is usually not limited to the legs, it is a total body problem. We see higher rates of heart attack and stroke in this group. There is more kidney disease as well. All of these reduce longevity. ...Read more

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How old can humans live to be? Why do some people live longer than others, assuming they die of natural causes?

How old can humans live to be? Why do some people live longer than others, assuming they die of natural causes?

Longevity: Humans can live to be 100 years old or older. Do a web search for "The Blue Zone" on the internet. These are areas in the world where people consistently live longer than 100 years old. You can see the things they have in common: nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc. Your diet is very important. Stay away from processed foods. Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits with a small amount of meat. ...Read more

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Are people with alcoholic heart (cardiomyopathy ) more likely to get septicemia?

Yes they are: Patients who abuse alcohol are more likely to become septic, and less likely to survive critical illness. This was demonstrated by a large study of about 11, 000 patients admitted to a denver hospital ICU over a 6 year period of time. So patients who have alcoholic cardiomyopathy share this increased risk of sepsis with other patients with an alcohol abuse history. ...Read more

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