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Can U Live A Normal Life Span With Af
I have autonomic dysfunction with lupus since that is considered CNS related; can I still live a normal life span? Drs say CNS = b a d lupus prognosis
Yes: A "normal lifespan" is pretty subjective. It could be 60's, 70's. In uganda most men don't live beyond their late 40's. Stay positive. Think quality over quantity. No one is guaranteed a particular lifespan. That being said with current treatments for sle regardless of which area is effected (brain/cns, GI tract, skin, etc.) you can still live a good long while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the absence of : significant congenital heart disease, average life expectancy for people with DS is 60. Genetic changes that occur in Trisomy ^ risk of many medical conditions: leukemia, celiac disease, lowered immune system function, sleep apnea, obesity, heart valve disease in young adulthood, mental illness, early Alzheimer's & many more. Quality & duration of life are improved by assiduous medical care. ...Read more
Highly variable: Interstitlal lung disease (ild) is actually not just one disease. It is the result of literally dozens of problems that can cause irreversible scarring. The scarring can lead to severe difficulty breathing and eventually respiratory failure. Some forms of ild are very indolent and do not progress. Some are relentlessly progressive and lead to death within a couple years. See an expert. ...Read more
Is it true that hair transplant is only good for 5 years cause that is the normal life span of hair follicles?
Hair Transplants: Transplanted hair is permanent, so if the transplanted follicles are harvested from the appropriate "Donor Area" of the scalp, they will live and grow forever in their new location. However, you MUST start non-invasive medical treatments to protect your NON-transplanted hair from male pattern hair loss. Effective treatments like minoxidil, finasteride, laser therapy, PRP, etc. can be prescribed. ...Read more
At 40-50 percent of kidney function..Could i live a normal life as anyone else assuming i diet, excercise etc..Or is life expectancy less?
Likely yes: You can live a normal life even with less kidney function as long as the disease affecting it is under control. Also, nobody at 48 has 100% kidney function. As the kidney ages, it loses function typically. Most regular people your age will be at 70% or less. ...Read more
Can people with autoimmune hepatitis live a normal life? Do they have a normal or low life expectancy?
In the event u have myiasis is it advisable u leave the learve to live their life span in the body of the individual infested?
Myiasis: No, although maggot therapy has been used to debride necrotic tissue in wounds, you are talking here about a malignant infestation. The larvae need to be removed by a trained surgeon. The wound is cleaned daily after the larvae are removed. Proper hygiene of wounds is very important when treating myiasis. Sometimes medication is given, depending on the type of larva that causes the infestation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 80 years: Varies from country to country: e.g. Japan - 86.4; hong kong - 86; france - 85; switzerland - 84; United States, at about 81 is rankedc something like 40th in the world. For the most part, we are a fat, sedentary lot, with a stressful lifestyle, with little ability or understanding of how to relax, how to enjoy life, how to make work enjoyable, how to savor every morsel of food, yet stay thin. ...Read more
Varies: Average life span is different from country to country, and varies by sex and race as well. It is calculated from birth in most cases, but can be listed starting at any age (expected further life span). Depending upon these factors, it can vary from 50 years at birth to 80 years. These are easily looked up for your circumstance. Look for actuarial tables. ...Read more
Sky's Limit: I know some pretty old welders. When i don't want to say i'm a doctor i say i'm a welder. Great fun. They've taught me some of the lingo. Seriously, diet, exercise, stress reduction you could outlive even these guys. Easy on alcohol. Stop smoking if you do. It's not the welding that will shorten your life. All the best. ...Read more
What is the expected life span for women and men who follow healthy routines, and those who do not follow healthy routines?
Unpredictable: Genetics plays a small role and environment a huge role...As does attitude. You can be healthy with a bad attitude or sick with a good attitude and both live equally long. Jim fixx ( marathon runner) died young and george burns lived to 100. A healthy lifestyle keeps "genetic predispositions" from showing up and overall such people wold be expected to live longer. The will to live is important.. ...Read more
Does athlets live longer or shorter than the average population? What effect it has on your life span if you exercise regularly?
No clear answer: Many professional athletes who push their bodies pass normal levels of exertion can actually cause damage to vital organs such as the heart. However, staying physically fit by constant low to moderate intensity activity is associated with longevity across many cultures. In combination with a proper diet, and a strong social network, it can add up to ten years of additional healthy living. ...Read more
Need anti agingdr. As 2013 is here are we any closer to increasing substantially the human life span?I am told in 2029 it will start. What about 2013
Not substantially.: Actually we have increased the human life span quite a bit in the last century. As you are 82 i see you have already benefitted a great deal from modern medicine. It is unlikely we will see any significant increase in life span for the next 50 years. We might make some incremental advances, but seems we are hitting a wall built by nature. ...Read more
Variable: The modern treatment for myeloma has improved the survival of those who have it, considerably, doubling it up from 3.5 years to 7 years(Average). Clearly some patients can live for 10 years and some even longer. The longest survivor that I have heard/read about lived 20 years. We are now expecting some cures too!!!. ...Read more
Will address CIDP: Short for chronic inflammatory demyelinating poly-radiculo-neuritis, an immune condition of the peripheral nervous system. If you do have it, and we have seen it associated with diabetes, it should best be treated with intravenous immune globulin. Should do just fine and live a normal life if all of this is treated and controlled. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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