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How young do people with huntington's chorea die?

How young do people with huntington's chorea die?

15 years after onset: The life expectancy of huntington disease depends on the severity of the disease. The onset on symptoms that leads to diagnosis is usualy 30-50y of age, and life expectancy after the onset of symptoms is about 15 years. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Wilson's Disease (Definition)

Wilson's disease is a genetic disorder which causes copper to accumulates in body tissues & may cause psychiatric or neurological ...Read more


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Do only old people get Parkinson's disease?

No: Though patkinson's more commonly occurs in the elderly, it can sometimes start in people much younger (eg michael j fox developed pd by his very early 30's). ...Read more

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What do dementia patients die from?

What do dementia patients die from?

Commonly, infection: Patients with advanced dementia develop worsening swallowing difficulties; they aspirate while eating/drinking. Can even aspirate on their own saliva, leading to pneumonia. Common causes of death = infection (e.g. Pneumonia, bladder, blood stream), dehydration and malnutrition. Main thing to understand: decline is natural progression of dementia and to keep loved ones comfortable when end is near. ...Read more

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Do people with celiac disease always develop cancer?

Do people with celiac disease always develop cancer?

Celiac Disease: No, this is a fallacy. Very very very few people with celiac disease develop cancer and oftentimes it is a completely separate entity. ...Read more

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Why do people with lung disease often die of heart failure?

Why do people with lung disease often die of heart failure?

Right Heart: COPD / emphysema patients develop right heart dysfunction late in the disease (called cor pulmonale)- this can result in fluid gain, edema and heart failure. ...Read more

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What age do people get coronary heart disease?

What age do people get coronary heart disease?

Depends: Unfortunately, we are finding coronary artery disease in younger and younger patients everyday. This used to be a disease of the older population, but now we see it in people who are no older than 30 years old at times, especially if they are diabetic or if they smoke heavily. However, it is still more commonly encountered in people older than 50 overall. ...Read more

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Do young males who get diagnosed with liver chirosis usually survive?

Do young males who get diagnosed with liver chirosis usually survive?

That's a difficult: Diagnosis for a young man. You should look into options for liver transplant and see a he pathologist to optimize your current condition. ...Read more

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Do people always die young if they have sickle cell anemia?

Do people always die young if they have sickle cell anemia?

Sickle cell disease: There have only been a couple of studies examining life expectancy in patients with sickle cell disease. One study i know of found a median age at death of 42 for men and 48 for women with sickle cell disease. However, there are many variables impacting prognosis and survival from one patient to the next. ...Read more

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How long do people with rheumatic heart disease live?

How long do people with rheumatic heart disease live?

Long: In this day and age we have so many options for medical and surgical treatment with even more technologies coming. I would bet that life expectancy would be pretty close to someone without rheumatic heart disease. ...Read more

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Are there any young people with Parkinson's disease?

Are there any young people with Parkinson's disease?

Yes, Absolutely :(: Unfortunately, approximately 20% of pd patients are early-onset, meaning symptoms began at < 45years old. I have 2 patients who even started exhibiting symptoms in their late 20's. The earlier the disease begins & the more people athe family affected, raises our suspicion that genetics play a significant role. For reference, average age of onset is 58. Or, pd can come as late as 80. ...Read more

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How often do people diagnosed with celiac disease become infertile?

How often do people diagnosed with celiac disease become infertile?

Higher risk: Patients with celiac disease are 3-4 times more likely to suffer from infertility than the average person without celiac disease. Approximately 4% of patients presenting with infertility have undisgnosed celiac disease. The most common hupothesis is that it is related to malnutrition. However, ttg protein is also present in the placenta and i havewondered about autoimmunity towards the placent. ...Read more

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Do many people have coronary heart disease?

Do many people have coronary heart disease?

This link: May help, http://www.Cdc.Gov/heartdisease/statistics.Htm.

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Is it safe for someone with von willebrand disease donate their organs when they die?

Is it safe for  someone with von willebrand disease donate their organs when they die?

Yes! : Von willebrand disease is a blood disorder; it has no adverse effect on your organs. Persons with von willebrand disease can certainly donate their organs if they so desire. ...Read more

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Do young, healthy people also get symptoms of gum disease?

Yes, anyone can.: If you have teeth, you have the potential to develop gum disease. Various factors influence the risks of gum disease including oral microflora, diet, and oral hygiene. This is why it is important to practice consistent home care and get regular check ups every 6 months by a dentist. ...Read more

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Can you die from having graves disease or hashimoto disease?

Can you die from having graves disease or hashimoto disease?

Only if untreated.: It would be rare to pass away from graves disease or hashimoto disease, as these diseases are easy to diagnose and treat in this era. Very rarely, if a patient was avoiding medical care, the thyroid condition could, in time, become severe enough to be fatal. ...Read more

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Do some people with high cholesterol live normal lives, or do they all die young from clogged arteries?

Do some people with high cholesterol live normal lives, or do they all die young from clogged arteries?

Depends: Cholesterol only accounts for one part of heart disease and there are patients who have high cholesterol who have not had premature death. The most important part of high cholesterol is understanding that you have to eat better, exercise and take supplements or medications. Eat lean protein, more plants (7-9 servings/day), good fats, whole grains and avoid refined sugars. ...Read more

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