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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 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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My friend has a mild form of marphan syndrome. She takes her medication. What's her life expectancy?

My friend has a mild form of marphan syndrome. She takes her medication. What's her life expectancy?

Marfan syndrome: With excellent care, can be normal. Cardiac and vascular care by specialists is essential. ...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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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

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At the age of 61 just diagnosed with i.P.F. What is the average life expectancy if I do what drs.Says?

Read this: If it is true, please read further... Best wishes! http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/ipf/printall-index.Html. ...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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Lenox gastaut syndrome average life expectancy?

Lenox gastaut syndrome average life expectancy?

Haven't seen numbers: Haven't seen any numbers on life expectancy of lennox-gastaut patients. Maybe nobody has collected and published that information. One website reported a 3%-7% mortality in patients over a 9 year period (that sounds like 1/2 % per year). The deaths were often due to accidents. In such disorders, if a person is watched and cared for closely, he can outlive parents, and die of other natural causes. ...Read more

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Does your level of happiness affect your life expectancy?

Does your level of happiness affect your life expectancy?

Maybe: It's impossible to study, since people who take good care of themselves generally (good health habits) also do the things that promote happiness (organization, time management, work ethic, learn career and people skills). And why ask -- the fact that you wrote healthtap tells me you're more clever and smarter-living than most folks! cheers. ...Read more

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