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Dementia Vs Old Age
No strict definition: Clinically. Some studies used to have an age limit, but it was considered discriminatory. Some people are old at 40 others remain young at 80...As the song goes, young at heart. The consideration should be more "hale" or "frail" when medical decisions are involved. A lot depends on how many illnesses, medications, and organs no longer function well. Elderly sounds polite; old seems inconsiderate. ...Read more
One answer: Age does play a role in determining target range for iop to a degree. If the likelihood of too high a target iop is to cause noticeable visual dysfunction for an aging adult, the the target should be set lower. As a person's life journey is near the end, remaining quality of life is an essential factor to consider. Too low a target may worsen their quality (too many meds, unnecessary surgery, etc) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the life expectancy for an 83 year old man with diagnoses of alzheimer's, parkinson's, and lewey bodies dementia?
Depends: Depending on how severe the above conditions are, and what other medical problems he has, it may be anywhere from 6 weeks to 5+ years. For your loved ones, particularly if they are mentally incapacitated, you would want to address end of life issues such as would they want to be maintained on a respirator, live in a nursing home etc. A social worker can help you with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OBESITY ?: This kid is over the 90th percentile and his weight should be between 130 to 135 lbs. ...Read more
Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more
Weight: 127-141 lbs for a medium frame person ...Read more
Yes: Unless your daughter is extremely tall, say over 5ft 9 in, this weight woukd be considered heavy - it all depends on her height- check some height-weight tables to find out if she is above the 95th percentile, that would be the cutoff for the heavy, or overweight catagory ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. stageV tanner scale US size6.5 shoe?
Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4.5" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in - Since already 5'2.5", start there... At age 16y; and tanner stage V may not be much more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read more
Improbable...: I'm not sure what your question is here, but apparently you think you have "hormonal imbalance" at age 14. Of course you do - that is what is normal in the teen years. Nothing is in the right proportions yet, levels change constantly. That's why you have acne, are moody, have wet dreams, voice cracks. Sounds like you are the most normal teen i've heard from this week! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are potential complications for an expectant 42 year old father with a wife 33 years of age?
Few: 33 is a low risk age for a woman and while the risk of mental illness in the baby has been shown to increase with increasing paternal age the risk is not seen until he is over 50. Good luck. ...Read more
If a 17 year old male was at the same stage of puberty as a 14 year old, would binge drinking damage brain development more for the 14 year old??
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