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Does obesity affect your life expectancy?

Does obesity affect your life expectancy?

Yes: Obesity can increase your risk for health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which can shorten your life expectancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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How much does being obese lower life expectancy?

How much does being obese lower life expectancy?

Many variables: This is a complicated question as your bmi and your current/future medical co- morbidities all play into the overall picture. We do know that patients are less likely to reach their expected lifespan and have higher complication rates from even the most simple surgeries. ...Read more

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How can obesity lead to a shorter life expectancy?

Metabolic Syndrome: Obesity is associated with the metabolic syndrome: Insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, reduced hdl-cholesterol levels, elevated triglycerides, and hypertension. It promotes disease in the vessels of the brain, neck, heart, aorta, kidneys, pelvic & stomach organs, and legs. Sleep apnea and arthritis are other problems related to obesity. Together, these conditions affect longevity. ...Read more

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Are congenital disorders of glycosylation progressive disorders with worsening symptoms over time? Is there shortened life expectancy?

Are congenital disorders of glycosylation progressive disorders with worsening symptoms over time? Is there shortened life expectancy?

Yes and yes: This is a very complex topic. There are many different forms of the disease affecting many different genes. I would suggest the following as a nice overview about the disease: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/books/nbk1332/. ...Read more

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Does severe stress in Life for many years in the past and the coming years, shorten life expectancy and cause any complications? No memory of happines

Does severe stress in Life for many years in the past and the coming years, shorten life expectancy and cause any complications? No memory of happines

Probably: This common sense affirmative answer makes all sorts of sense. Too much to list here. It seems automatic to recommend patient CBT therapy to work out an achievable, multi-faceted plan to increase your life management skills patiently. You can learn how to avoid, reduce and manage things better. Meds may help for rough spots, but skills are what you'll benefit more from. Make a happier tomorrow. ...Read more

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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms . Watch etoh. ...Read more

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What is my life expectancy? female 47, chirossis, ascites, varices, damaged spleen alcohol the cause, happed 1 yr ago haven't drank since, feeling bad

What is my life expectancy? female 47, chirossis, ascites, varices, damaged spleen alcohol the cause, happed 1 yr ago haven't drank since, feeling bad

See details: It is impossible to even guess based on the information you provided. Obviously you have severe liver disease and may end up needing a transplant. You need to discuss your concerns with the specialist treating you. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with pulmonary TB scars? Shall i get married? Will the fibrotic element in my upper lung due to TB cause prblems in future

What is the life expectancy with pulmonary TB scars? Shall i get married? Will the fibrotic element in my upper lung due to TB cause prblems in future

Enjoy life: Always have a good primary care doctor, and always buy good, non-hmo insurance so that doctors have plenty of time to take care of you. See the doctor for ill symptoms and for regular check-ups. Other than that, one can live life as if there were no TB lung scars, after finishing treatment. That means go out, meet people, get married, have children and grandchildren, and live happily ever after. ...Read more

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Father inlaw had parkinson probe implants removed and devloped mrsa on the brain again swelling and caused hospitization. What is the life expectancy?

 Father inlaw had parkinson probe implants removed and devloped mrsa on the brain again swelling and caused hospitization. What is the life expectancy?

Depends: on if extensive , is he in a coma?septic?[extensive infection]and if good neurosurgeon can clean out area and give proper antibiotic that would cover it based on cultures, probably very good but too many parameters to tell ,[like other risk factors such as smoker? diabetic? alcoholic? obesity? ect.] ask the neurosurgeon ...Read more

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Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

THE Cause...: Obesity is a major global problem and contributes to numerous other chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer. Obesity for many is due to the combination of poor food choices/excess calories (mostly carbs) and a sedentary lifestyle. Here is a fact sheet on obesity: http://bit.Ly/lp2qiw. ...Read more