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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Terminal Illness

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How do I deal with a terminal illness?

How do I deal with a terminal illness?

Mortality: It is best to have a good support group of friends and family to help. There are several very good books that have been written to help people through the various stages of mortality. Additionally, professional counseling is always a good idea. If you are referring to dealing with the physical pain and discomfort sometimes accompanying terminal illness then that is a different story. God bless. ...Read more

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Does having a "strong will to live" decrease someone's probability of dying from a terminal illness?

Does having a "strong will to live" decrease someone's probability of dying from a terminal illness?

Yes: Studies have demonstrated that mental life traits such as sociability, religious belief, exercise, diet, etc. Do help the genes you got.
I am assuming this ''will' fits you well and is not a forced layer.
Live long & prosper. Keep your joy at a good level. ...Read more

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Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, I'm desperate?

Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, I'm desperate?

In tough spot!: Consider seeing an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner for the one with the terminal illness. It is amazing what can happen. The girls and father need counseling! he may be hurting so badly that he is taking it out on those he loves and does not see the damage he is causing. Our prayers are with you. Talk to your church pastor if you go and have one... ...Read more

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I'm so anxious about being told I have Barretts. Feel like I have a terminal illness and it's only a matter of time. Please help! ?

I'm so anxious about being told I have Barretts. Feel like I have a terminal illness and it's only a matter of time. Please help! ?

Not true: This related to the acid reflux you have into your esophagus. There is treatment if you have not been taking this. You will need surveillance for this however you are not dying so : Watch what you eat, stop smoking if you do, reduce or stop the alcohol, reduce the caffeine and follow the docs instruction.
Best wishes ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I think I suffer from axiety but I alway worry that I have a terminal illness as well. I often mistake my axiety for other illnesses?

I'm 16 and I think I suffer from axiety but I alway worry that I have a terminal illness as well. I often mistake my axiety for other illnesses?

Anxiety/Imagination: Http://youtu. Be/kyjdekjiaog
check out this video.... One of the best discussions on worry, anxiety, and stress. Your brain can turn anxiety into calmness but you might need a good counselor to help you. ...Read more

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Is hydrocephalus a terminal illness?

Is hydrocephalus a terminal illness?

No: There are a variety of conditions that can occur with hydrocephalus from severe to not noticeable at all. Depending on the type and severity, a surgical procedure referred to as a vp shunt can be placed. This allows the extra fluid to be reabsorbed from the abdominal area. This has been very successful although complications with infections can crop up. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why aids is no longer a terminal illness in the united states?

Can you please explain why aids is no longer a terminal illness in the united states?

Because of HAART: Hiv/aids is no longer felt to be a terminal illness if detected early enough and if a person takes highly active antiretroviral therapy, or haart. People with HIV can now live close to a normal lifespan if they take care of themselves and continue haart, which will help to restore their damaged immune system. However, there are still a few people who die from hiv/aids if disease is too advanced. ...Read more

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Please explain why is pneumonia considered a blessing of a peaceful death for one with a terminal illness?

Please explain why is pneumonia considered a blessing of a peaceful death for one with a terminal illness?

Stops suffering: If patient is suffering with chronic illness, a superimiposed pneumonia sometimes leads to death shortly after onset of infection. ...Read more

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Is hoping that I am run over by a car or have terminal illness even though I don't engage in destructive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Is hoping that I am run over by a car or have terminal illness even though I don't engage in destructive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Please, get help: These thoughts you're having could well indicate depression or other mental condition that will worsen without help. They are not indicative of health, for sure. You're hoping for things that will kill you sooner rather than later. Please see your doctor or a psychiatrist immediately for evaluation, so that you can start receiving help. Or call suicide lifeline @ 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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When morphine is given to someone with a terminal illness, does it speed up the dying process?

When morphine is given to someone with a terminal illness, does it speed up the dying process?

No.: No, as long as it's given at the proper dosage. Extremely high doses can cause respiratory depression (i.e. Decreased breathing function), but at palliative doses, it is simply that: palliation. (note from 30 years in practice md: palliative narcotics are for many dying patients the ideal intervention to unrelenting pain, allowing them to relax or sleep and to carry on with normal dying.). ...Read more

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Could it be that bad to smoke crack if you have a terminal illness?

Could it be that bad to smoke crack if you have a terminal illness?

I don't encourage: Self- destructive behavior whether there is a terminal illness or not. Take care. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety re:cancer/terminal illness. I've tried CBT many times & on Zoloft. Is there anything that can "cure" this constant worry?

I have health anxiety re:cancer/terminal illness. I've tried CBT many times & on Zoloft. Is there anything that can "cure" this constant worry?

Health Anxiety: Consider utilizing clinical hypnosis and self hypnosis training. See www. Asch. Net for licensed providers. Or you can look for a biofeedback provider. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm in constant fear that I have a terminal illness and docs just not finding it. Cognitive therapy doesn't seem to help. On meds for ocd. Advice?

I'm in constant fear that I have a terminal illness and docs just not finding it. Cognitive therapy doesn't seem to help. On meds for ocd. Advice?

Need more or change?: Sorry to hear of your trouble. All testings negative = reassuring. Ocd is a form of excessive anxiety and seemingly you have some form of that, and some so called irrational fear. Not sure what medicine you are on for ocd, but I would recommend discussing with doc about adjusting dosage and/or adding med to alleviate your symptoms. There are many medications available these days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Extreme health anxiety. Symptoms always make me feel like I have a terminal illness (dizziness, racing heart, headache ect) also have ear?

Extreme health anxiety. Symptoms always make me feel like I have a terminal illness (dizziness, racing heart, headache ect) also have ear?

Consider: psychotherapy. If you are basically a healthy person troubled by anxiety about your health, it's time to speak to a psychologist and figure out why you are so anxious. You are young and do not need to live your life in fear of medical problems. ...Read more

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How do I figure out what caused my eating disorder? I think it could be due to the passing of my grandma/my nana having terminal lung cancer?

How do I figure out what caused my eating disorder? I think it could be due to the passing of my grandma/my nana having terminal lung cancer?

I am sorry to: Hear about your grandmother. It is hard to deal with death of a loved 1 at any age, but at 16 it is really tough. When we mourn, we often lose our appetite which is why most religions include food during wakes. U don't say how long it has been since your grandmother passed away, but if U have developed an eating disorder, talk 2 your parents & get professional help. ...Read more

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What's biggest cause of foodborne illness in the u.S.?

What's biggest cause of foodborne illness in the u.S.?

Several: In the summer, the major cause is food spoilage such as when a mayonnaise based potatoe salad gets warmed in the sun and then is eaten. The other major cause is contamination from improper processing or from improper hand washing and hygiene from food handlers. These can lead to salmonella poisoning, hepatitis or e coli infestation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of food borne illnesses?

What are the causes of food borne illnesses?

Bacteria/toxins: Most are due to eating a toxin produced by a bacteria e.g. Staph (causes fever, lots of vomiting, diarrhea), or ingesting a dose of bacteria itself, e.g. Salmonella, campylobacter.
Foods contaminated by fecal or disease causing bacteria (even organic), undercooked to kill bacteria present, served by handlers with poor hygiene (eew) transmit disease.
Bad water, hygiene spreads parasite, viral infect. ...Read more

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What causes mental illness?

What causes mental illness?

Etiology: Easiest way is to think of causes as Biopsychosocial. The biological is genetics. The psychological is self concept such as self-esteem. The social is environment such as stress or traumas. ...Read more

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Do certain mental illnesses cause burnout?

Do certain mental illnesses cause burnout?

It depends: Excessive stress causes burnout. Stress can also be associated with various mental illnesses. So I believe burnout may be related to some mental illnesses, but not necessarily caused by it. It is a bit like the question of which came first the chicken or the egg. ...Read more

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Can ageusia be caused by lots of illnesses?

Can ageusia be caused by lots of illnesses?

Yes: Neurological disorders such as bell's palsy, familial dysautonomia, and multiple sclerosis cause similar problems. Disorders of the endocrine system, such as cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus, can cause similar problems. Ageusia can also be caused by medicinal side-effects from antirheumatic drugs such as penicillamine, antiproliferative drugs such as cisplatin, ace inhibito. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how rickettsia cause illness?

Can you tell me how rickettsia cause illness?

Inflammation: This is such an interesting question and I can't answer it in 400 words. Rickettsiae are gram negative bacteria, yet they cannot live outside of a cell. They are energy parasites. Since they are "other" they are attacked by the immune cells leading to inflammation which leads to fever and manifestations of disease such as typhus, RMSF, ehrlichiosis.
If this answers your question, or we converse. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mental illness in general?

What is the cause of mental illness in general?

Brain dysfunction: As with most conditions, multiple genes interact resulting in some degree of vulnerability or resistance, interacting with environmental stress which can have different effects based upon when in life or how many/often they occur. ...Read more

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Are paraphillias a mental illness? What causes them?

Are paraphillias a mental illness? What causes them?

Paraphilias: Paraphilia arre preoccupation with the object or behavior to the point of being dependent on that object or behavior for sexual gratification.
Paraphilias include sexual behaviors that society may view as distasteful, unusual or abnormal they are considered sexual dysfunctions and require psychiatric treatment. ...Read more

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Could a mental illness cause us to say certain things?

Could a mental illness cause us to say certain things?

That might occur in: A few situations. One would be complying with command hallucinations. Another reason might be tourette syndrome which is a neuropsychiatric disorder. If a person has problems with impulsivity or judgment - it might not cause them to say certain things but they might say things they would later regret. Take care. ...Read more

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What kinds of mental illnesses can be caused by abuse?

What kinds of mental illnesses can be caused by abuse?

Abuse: If drug abuse, refer to my previous answer. If physical/emotional abuse, it can lead to mood disorders, ptsd, eating disorders, personality disorders, or substance abuse. ...Read more