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Can People With Marfan Syndrome Live Long Lives
Varies by severity: People with mild marfan syndrome symptoms probably live a pretty normal lifespan. Those with severe symptoms can die from heart valve problems, rupture of the aorta, tension pneumothorax, etc..., before they reach old age. Of course, those with moderate symptoms will have a lifespan in between. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up to a normal life: span depending on the which of the various medical problems that may have. ...Read more
Can be difficult: Cotard's grim illness probably won't exist in isolation. There will be coexisting pathology; the person may be tractable or problematic depending on the illness, insight, personality & how it's managed by therapists. Having a mentally ill family member in the home is often extremely difficult for everyone. The homeless people you see are often mentally ill people who've been abandoned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vater's syndrome: Vater's syndrome consists of a variety of serious congenital anomalies involving many organ systems such as digestive, cardiac, and renal . Life expectancy would depend on the severity of the anomalies present and whether they can be repairable like an imperforate anus, or tracheo-esophageal fistula ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the severity of the problem (it varies widely). For example, some have severe scoliosis, limiting chest movement and lung inflation. Some have small lungs. These could reduce lifespan. On the other hand, many with amc have normal life expectancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately: True ALS is NOT curable, and palliative measures are sole approaches to assist as the disease progresses. Riluzole may delay tracheostomy, but has little additional benefit. Many pts succumb by 2-3 yrs, and most do not last 5 yrs. But if bulbar musculature relatively spared, can last up to 15-20 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Highly variable: There is a wide range of mitochondrial myopathies, each with its own severity and expected lifespan. Some cause death in infancy, while others have no real impact on lifespan at all. A neurologist and/or geneticist can help you understand the specifics of your particular case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: However, the this is not the typical treatment for long-QT syndrome by itself. A breathing, or CPAP, machines is generally used to treat sleep apnea. Variations in the heart rate of a patient with both sleep apnea and long QT syndrome, can cause a dangerous combination, making it more important to treat the sleep apnea adequately. Consider a referral to heart rhythm and sleep specialists. ...Read more
Not Known: This disease has been diagnosed in about 300-500 people and is known as a disease entity only since 2005. Life expectancy is expected to increase like in marfans syndrome with improved awareness and medical progress. Due to the high risk of death from aortic aneurysm rupture, patients should be followed closely. A valuable resource for this is http://www.Loeysdietz.Org/index.Ph. ...Read more
Aspergers: In most cases yes if they receive the support necessary to become independent, including family, friends and professional assistance from qualified mental health professionals. Best. ...Read more
Astham: You might be surprised that many individuals develop tolerance/adjustment to that low number and are conducting daily lives not showing respiratory distress at rest. However it's not healthful to be desturated as metabolic processes in the human body rely on a good supply of oxygen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age: This is a rare genetic condition that has several different presentations. Infants who begin with symptoms early in life often do have a shortened lifespan. Adult onset is not considered as lethal. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/tay-sachs-disease http://taysachsdisease16.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-is-life-expectancy-of-someone-with.html ...Read more
Highly variable: Depending on extent, severity & locationGet a more detailed answer ›
Hepatitis C: All of the information you are asking is changing as we speak. Hepatitis c is becoming treatable and then there will be very little mortality once these treatments are widely available. But in general it is thought that hepatitis c, without effective treatment my kill the infected patient in about 20 years. ...Read more
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