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How has my life expectancy been shortened by my eating disorder?

How has my life expectancy been shortened by my eating disorder?

Eating disorder: You have not shared any information about your eating disorder, and there are different types with different risks. Both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa can cause death -- especially if diuretics and laxatives are also being used. Binge eating alone without purging may take longer to die, but can eventually result in death. ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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What is the life expectancy of a stint?

What is the life expectancy of a stint?

Depends: Depends on type of stent and location. Also if patient stops smoking, takes aspirin, takes statin and controls blood sugar all contribute. Usually few months to many years. ...Read more

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Is the government working to increase the average life expectancy?

Is the government working to increase the average life expectancy?

Yes: The major funder of basic research in the usa is the nih. Many useful medical and scientific discoveries originate there and with their fund recipients. This includes a number of research pathways designed to increase health and longevity. As long as the budget is not cut by congress, this work can continue. ...Read more

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Could i change my life expectancy?

Could i change my life expectancy?

Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer ...Read more

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If not Picks, what? More behavior issues some memory. Now realize prbly had 5yrs or more. 4 mths past fall, extremely worse. Apprx life expectancy?

If not Picks, what? More behavior issues some memory. Now realize prbly had 5yrs or more. 4 mths past fall, extremely worse.  Apprx  life expectancy?

At age 79: commonest things are commonest....senile dementia in it's EARLY stages can present with GRADUAL loss of memory and other cognitive problems.. Slow progress is MOST common and life expectancy at 79 years of age is IRRELEVANT! Hope this helps Dr Z BTW (I am 76 years old) ...Read more

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Can you tell me how education contribute to a longer life expectancy?

Can you tell me how education contribute to a longer life expectancy?

Multiple reasons: Better education leads to better jobs with better access to health care, and health insurance. Better education equates with a healthier lifestyle, better nutrition, less smoking, less obesity, more physically active, less stress, safer neighborhoods. All these factors contribute to life span. ...Read more

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I have polychethima vera, diagnosed a year ago, I'm 32, I am untreated, can't afford it, I feel horrible every day. What is the life expectancy?

I have polychethima vera, diagnosed a year ago,  I'm 32, I am untreated, can't afford it, I feel horrible every day. What is the life expectancy?

Ok...: You can easily donate some blood regularly.....that will keep things under control while you are tinkling with Obama care. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with lupis?

What is the life expectancy for someone with lupis?

Can be normal: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more