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Can my wife life a full life good quality life with restrictive lung disease. Shes 27 doesn't smoke. Eats well 5'4 133 lbs and has lupus . Both scared?

Can my wife life a full life good quality life with restrictive lung disease. Shes 27 doesn't smoke. Eats well 5'4 133 lbs and has lupus . Both scared?

She's got you!: No doubt, this will not be an easy life but it can be of good quality and by some definitions even full. Being scared is fair. Try to find a supportive therapy. The various lupus fdtns might have referral lists for family groups, couple therapists, etc. With support you both might have a very wonderful experience learning and loving. Duration may not be a good measure of "full". My very best 2u2. ...Read more

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How much time of a life span , for people w/afib heart disorder after age 76?

How much time of a life span , for people w/afib heart disorder after age 76?

7-20% chance of afib: results from population studies vary a bit, but one i keep in mind is : 1% of 40 year olds have afib 2% of 50 yo 3% of 60 yo 7% of 70 yo 20% of 80 year olds have afib ...Read more

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34wk gestation, severe brain damage with only the brainstem active. Life expectancy? Quality of life?

34wk gestation, severe brain damage with only the brainstem active. Life expectancy? Quality of life?

Defer to Local Docs: I am very saddened to hear of this tragedy. Your question does not clarify if this is the mother or the infant with this traumatic situation. But, regardless, this situation is very severe and i would defer to the team caring for the patient on the ground in person. ...Read more

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Dealt with major life changes recently- move, engagement, new job 500 miles away. Very stressed, feel like fish out of water. SSRI drug suggestions?

Dealt with major life changes recently- move, engagement, new job 500 miles away. Very stressed, feel like fish out of water. SSRI drug suggestions?

Psych: Perhaps talking to a psychologist or psychiatrist might be more beneficial for you at this point - as it sounds like you're dealing with acute changes in life. Developing a good set of coping mechanisms is far better than popping a pill which may or may not help. If you're having trouble sleeping, then talk to your doctor about adding a low dose of trazadone. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can people with osteogenesis imperfecta type 1 continue their life without getting blind? And what's their life expectancy?

Can people with osteogenesis imperfecta type 1 continue their life without getting blind? And what's their life expectancy?

No blindness : Persons with type 1 oi do not become blind fron the disease. Life expectancy should be normal or very close to normal. They may have more broken bones than average, short stature, easy bruisability. They may have deafness or hearing loss in adulthood. About 1/2 will have dentinogenesis imperfecta (leading to teeth that are discolored and break easily(. More info at oi foundation website. ...Read more

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How can friends improve life quality of arthrosis patients?

How can friends improve life quality of arthrosis patients?

Friends=Win, Win: Friendship and close, supportive relationships with others makes us feel whole, even if our bodies have limitations created by any disease process or accident. So, here is the win, win solution: working on improving your relationship with others will improve your own quality of life. ...Read more

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Sleep duration more than 10 hours, lethargic throughout the day and sedentary life style... A medical student and irritated cuz of laziness. Help!

Sleep duration more than 10 hours, lethargic throughout the day and sedentary life style... A medical student and irritated cuz of laziness. Help!

Go to Doctor: I am sorry that you are feeling so lethargic and sleepy. It must be really stressful because you are aware that this is the time to have lots of energy to absorb all the knowledge you need to acquire. Every hour sleeping more than 7 could cause your grades to shift. Get lab tests to r/o infections like Mono or anemia etc. Make sure this is not depression. Good luck in your studies! ...Read more

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Average life span of RA patients ? Does every RA patient develop heart problems ?

Average life span of RA patients ? Does every RA patient develop heart problems ?

It is difficult to : Predict avg life span of RA, but in general the quality of life and co-morbidities include heart disease that affect potential life span heavily depend on how well RA is under control. We are in a golden era that there are so many drugs available that we can now target either low disease activity to remission for RA, which significantly decrease overall mortality. ...Read more

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Is constant memory problems, real severe at times, normal for somebody disabled with lifelong anxiety/bipolar depression disorder?

Is constant memory problems, real severe at times, normal for somebody disabled with  lifelong anxiety/bipolar depression disorder?

(here we go): Memory problems are a very common collateral effect of benzodiazepines like clonazepam. Also, rebound anxiety, depression, balance problems, tolerance (stops working, requiring higher doses eventually to exert same effects) and dependency. I wish you well, remember to discuss it with your dr, who knows you better. Good luck. ...Read more

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At 40-50 percent of kidney function..Could i live a normal life as anyone else assuming i diet, excercise etc..Or is life expectancy less?

At 40-50 percent of kidney function..Could i live a normal life as anyone else assuming i diet, excercise etc..Or is life expectancy less?

Likely yes: You can live a normal life even with less kidney function as long as the disease affecting it is under control. Also, nobody at 48 has 100% kidney function. As the kidney ages, it loses function typically. Most regular people your age will be at 70% or less. ...Read more

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Does having osteoarthritis impact activities of daily living?

Does having osteoarthritis impact activities of daily living?

Possibly: If its interfering with life you should consider seeing your doctor to discuss options. ...Read more

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Life span of someone diagnosed with parkinsons/lupus?

Life span of someone diagnosed with parkinsons/lupus?

Impossible to say: The life span depends on the severity of the diseases. Most patients with these diseases have a normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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How do crnas manage life and death situations everyday?

Training: Crna's have years of training to help them manage life and death situations. They are also usually backed up by a physician. ...Read more

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Life span of a fabry patient mail ?

Life span of a fabry patient mail
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More info needed: Please provide more information. I am unable to provide an opinion based on this. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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Can adult seizures (grand mal), chronic migraines (have often & last 4 days), major depression and diabetes be considered life threatening conditions?

Can adult seizures (grand mal), chronic migraines (have often & last 4 days), major depression and diabetes be considered life threatening conditions?

Seizures can be: if they interfere with a person's breathing Grand mal seizures can cause fatal crashes if someone gets one while driving. They can also cause injury when the person loses consciousness and falls. Major depression increases the chance of suicide. Diabetes is a risk factor for conditions that may be life-threatening. Chronic migraine may cause a stroke but they're generally not life-threatening. ...Read more

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What is everyday life like working with boss with narcissistic personality disorder?

What is everyday life like working with boss with narcissistic personality disorder?

Disregard for others: Since people with npd frequently have difficulties with empathy and care for others, i would expect that the employee would be faced with the boss falling short in these important areas of leadership. Also, people with npd might tend to project their rage into others, so the employee might inexplicably feel intense anger or rage when with the boss, or perhaps when thinking about him or her. ...Read more

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Do people with asperger's and epilepsy develop later in life the epileptic conditions?

Do people with asperger's and epilepsy develop later in life the epileptic conditions?

Possibility: Persons with autism spectrum have a 30 to 35 percent risk of developing epilepsy. Experience is that most cases develop by adolescence. Generally if you have passed adolescence and child bearing, you have passed the risk period. Be cautious anyway and practice good health habits. ...Read more

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I have Ehler Danlos Syndrome&fibromyalgia Excruciating pain.CAN'T function daily life.Can you HELP ?

I have Ehler Danlos Syndrome&fibromyalgia  Excruciating pain.CAN'T function daily life.Can you HELP ?

See you doctor!: Thank you for sharing your question. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Fibromyalgia can be debilitating conditions to have and require thorough evaluation and treatment by a Primary Care Physician with possible consultation from a Rheumatologist. Do NOT delay in seeking evaluation and treatment. I want you to feel better ... See your doctor! ...Read more