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Does Ra Effect Your Lifespan
Mostly indirectly: Acute leukemia can cause anemia (bleeding or low production) which if severe leads to low blood pressure, fast heart rate, stressing the heart and may lead to congestive heart failure. Infection and sepsis can happen leading to shock and rapid death if untreated. The treatment of leukemia may involve drugs that affect the heart and multiple blood transfusions that can cause fluid overload. ...Read more
See comments: Cidp is an autoimmune disorder predominantly affecting the myelin coverings of the peripheral nerves, and can readily be controlled in over 80% of people by monthly ivig (intravenous immune globulin) infusions. Life span would not be shortened if the disorder is appropriately managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease which means that the entire body is under attack not just the joints. Due to the widespread inflammation, internal organs can be affected such as the lungs, blood vessels, heart, and other organs. The good news is that newer medicines are lessening the burden of rheumatoid inflammation. Thus, prompt diagnosis and treatment have become even more important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, inflammation..: Gout is a type of arthritis. It can effect the joints of your skeletal system. With recurring flairs you can develop deposition of tophi within the joint, the bone around the joint can erode. A typical presentation is pain, redness, and swelling of a great toe joint that lasts 2-14 days. This is triggered by a food or drink. Avoid what causes the flair and your skeletal system won't be effected. ...Read more
1: Smoking has many problems, not just the nicotene and tar. The paper has heavy metal toxins including arsenic, cyanide and cadmium. But the major problem is the carbon monoxide ingestion. This problem causes inadequate oxygenation of our tissues. So therefore, it increases the risk of every disease and cancer secondary to our tissues not repairing correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different ways: Crohn's disease can cause pain, fatigue, and any chronic condition can cause depression, all of which can affect sex life. Also fistulas and ostomies can sometimes get in the way. There are some medications that can affect fertility in men (methotrexate, sulfasalazine, etc.), or risk of birth defects in women (methotrexate, etc.). Ask your doctor because this is a very individual issue. ...Read more
Old age not golden : Advanced age seems at least in some people to lessen or blunt both immune recognition and the intensity of the humeral and cellular response. Additionally often skin barrier protection is affected as elderly are more prone to skin breakdown. Other protective functions such as cough can be diminished. Additionally other diseases, nutrition and hygiene can more likely affect the elderly. ...Read more
Can be fatal.: Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an African child dies from Malaria every minute. Risks of death are higher in people w AIDS, young children, pregnant women & their fetuses & in people from non-endemic areas. See: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/ ...Read more
Maybe: It's impossible to study, since people who take good care of themselves generally (good health habits) also do the things that promote happiness (organization, time management, work ethic, learn career and people skills). And why ask -- the fact that you wrote healthtap tells me you're more clever and smarter-living than most folks! cheers. ...Read more
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