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Can You Live A Normal Life With Hiv
Confusing question: When rubella is experienced as an infection as a kid or adult, it is a relatively mild illness that lasts a few days and usually has few if any long term issues.If experienced in pregnancy, the fetus may abort or experience mild to severe complications. This can include being born deaf ; blind, with injury to other organs. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Many do for years...: Having virtually any chronic disease puts you at risk for a shorter life, but some are more severe than others. Hepatitis b/c are treatable and as long as you get appropriate treatment/follow-up, along with avoiding liver-toxic substances such as alcohol/drugs; don't smoke, eat healthy/keep ideal body wt, sleep adequately, and exercises regularly will enhance your life! good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Remember, some people intentionally donate a kidney for the purpose of saving another's life. This is one of the most altruistic acts i can think of. Kidney donors are known for living full wonderful normal lives. It is indeed possible to live a normal life with a solitary kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can people with autoimmune hepatitis live a normal life? Do they have a normal or low life expectancy?
Sure--need treatment: Hepatitis c is common, & nowadays there is excellent treatment for it in the form of "triple drug" therapy with expectation in most patients of cure (svr=sustained virologic response). The sooner the virus is killed off, the less damage your liver sustains. The drug combination is a prolonged course, & its side efffects are great. However, untreated hepatitis c leads to cirrhosis & liver cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Letting go of shame: All humans who care about connection to others, experience shame from time to time. This means most of us know what it's like to feel we're not worthy of love or belonging (shame), even if we don't want to admit it. What makes it "toxic" is that when we keep it secret, the more it controls our lives. Sharing our "shame" stories with trusted others, dissipates it & frees us from need to be perfect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Again: Yes when all is healed.Get a more detailed answer ›
One Day At A Time: In fairness, there are 100's of different cancers, so it would be unfair to make any broad recommendations. However, many people live completely normal lives after the shock wears off and a year or two pass. Try not to get too far ahead of yourself-- focus on your immediate treatment & try to keep your life as "normal" as possible. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Of course. With reasonable care with proper diet, meds as needed, optimal weight, appropriate exercise, keep your doctor visits, optimal glucose control. This is what we all need to do to live normal lives. Like i mentioned in a previous answer, we love life so much we kill ourselves. Rj. ...Read more
Yes: In fact, four out of six cancers are cured nowadays. ...Read more
How long can a normal baby born with HIV with normal immunity(not HIV resistant) live without taking medication?Will it survive to be a teenager?
How long can a person with CHF stage 2 live? Can they live a normal active life with medication and care?
It can vary: Many patients with heart failure can live quite a long and normal life because of the many great medicines we have now. All patients with heart failure should be on an ace inhibitor and a beta blocker (i prefer Coreg or toprol). There are other diurectics that can help such as aldactone (spironolactone). After medications, there may be a need for a bi ventricular pacemaker or a implantable defribillator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely!: Mctd is the most benign of the connective tissue diseases. Most of my patients have little or no sx once the medications have time to work. You should be on hydroxychloroquine, most commonly 200mg bid. I do not see seriously ill mctd patients. Do not let a diagnosis frighten you! this a common issue in rheumatology: over-diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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