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Can You Die From Ocd
No: It can feel like you're dying if anxiety jumps up into a full blown panic attack. Then your heart is racing, you're breaking out into a sweat, and you feel short of breath. That's the limbic system in your brain getting you ready to fight with or run from a saber tooth tiger. Your brain thinks it's helping. The trouble is that the alarm it's sounding is a false alarm. There is alot of help avail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: All abnormal growths in the brain are serious. A meningioma is brain tumor that can vary from very mild to very severe. Some are very slow growing and depending on the patient's age and risks for surgery "might" not be removed. Most are removed, simply because the earlier one can be removed the less the chance it could grow so big as to kill someone. That is too simplistic an answer. ...Read more
No breathing: If any object (food, large nut, etc.) gets stuck in the throat to the point that no air can come into the lungs the person will not be able to get oxygen. If the object causing the obstruction is not removed as soon as possible the person can have serious problems from lack of oxygen to the brain or may die. ...Read more
Rarely: Chronic constipation (obstipation) can cause dilation of bowel, rarely can cause an ulcer in bowel, rarely can cause perforation, which could lead to death. Some conditions that cause severe constipation might be severe enough (if untreated) to cause death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Asperger's syndrome (which actually no longer a diagnosis in the new dsm-v) is an autisitc spectrum disorder characterized by poor social skills, a lack of understanding social interactions and interpersonal skills as well as being disconnected from others. In now way is fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bulimia deaths: One of the main ways people can die from bulimia is through electrolyte imbalance, which can cause heart arrhythmias. The risks increase if laxatives and diuretics are abused as well. There can also be internal hemorrhage from stomach and esophageal injury or rupture. Help is available, though. http://tinyurl.com/34sc4p. ...Read more
Yes, get flu vaccine: Yes, you can die from the flu. I assume when you say flu you mean influenza. There are vaccines to prevent influenza such as the flu shot and the intranasal flu vaccine (flumist). They have been proven to reduce the frequency of death from influenza. I recommend the vaccine for my patients even when they say, "i've gotten the flu shot for the last three years and every year i got really sick!". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many different causes of pharyngitis (i.e. infection or inflammation of the pharynx) Depending on the type and if not treated corrected, it can form an abscess and spread to other parts of your throat/mouth/neck and even upper chest. The consequences can be deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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