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How come kids in Africa have bloated stomachs and holocaust survivers skin and bones?

How come kids in Africa have bloated stomachs and holocaust survivers skin and bones?

Types of Starvation: The lack of certain substances in your diet can manifest is different ways. Marasmus is an inadequate intake of all forms of energy, usually in children but looks similar to concentration camp survivors. Kwashiorkor is a type of starvation where the child has adequate energy intake, except for protein (bloated stomachs). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How many estimated survivors of hepatoblastoma?

How many estimated survivors of hepatoblastoma?

More info needed: There are different types of hepatoblastoma and different causes, from genetic, to maternal alcoholism, to use of hormones by Mom to the Beckwih Wiedemann syndrome which can be associated with enlarged abdominal organs and blood glucose issues. Please consult your physician for more specific information, based on your specific history and histology (type of tumor). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is survivor of mental illness the best person to treat the mentally ill?

Hoping you can tell me, is survivor of mental illness the best person to treat the mentally ill?

Mental illness: Physicians trained in the art and science of treating mental illness would be the best people to treat mental illness. If the treating provider has a mental illness it may increase his empathy understanding and suffering and so can other trained mds who dont have mental illness. You have to find a doctor who is the right fit for you. ...Read more

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How to cope as an adult survivor of child abuse?

How to cope as an adult survivor of child abuse?

Thanks for asking: It must be very hard to reach out after suffering for many years. I have (and am) in your shoes. That trauma is never forgotten, but you can learn to go on despite and in spite of what you lived through - I have that personal experience. It takes therapy, though, to have someone skilled in abuse counseling to help you put it in your rearview mirror, instead of staring at you head on. Seek a pro! ...Read more

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What are some reputable support groups for incest survivors?

What are some reputable support groups for incest survivors?

Two 12 Step groups: You might want to consider attending a meeting of survivors of incest anonymous (sia) and/or incest survivors anonymous (isa) the most important difference is that anyone who has been a perpetrator is asked not to attend isa even if the perpetrator was also a victim of incest. ...Read more

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Are there any massage programs for survivors on disability for mental illness?

Massage: Not sure if there are any approved massage indications for mental illness even if you had fibromylagia I do not believe there are massage programs to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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Could hereditary retinoblastoma survivors have more also wonder how is retinoblastoma actually cured?

Could hereditary retinoblastoma survivors have more also wonder how is retinoblastoma actually cured?

Other Cancers, Yes: Children treated in U.S. & other developed countries who receive early detection have a 95% cure rate. Treatment consists of surgery, cryotherapy, chemotherapy; irradiation is avoided if possible. Survivors have a 21% probability at age 50 yrs of developing other cancers, usually Sarcomas & Melanomas; this increases to 38.2% if radiation received; this risk also increases with presence of Lipomas. ...Read more

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Percentage of lumg cancer survivors?

Percentage of lumg cancer survivors?

Depends on stage,etc: Survival and disese free interval are based on many important factors, including stage of cancer, grade of tumor, type of treatment, and potentially the molecular profile of the tumor. ...Read more

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Is adbocare safe for cancer survivors?

Is adbocare safe for cancer survivors?

If you mean: Advocare: you are talking about a weight loss program. There are mixed reviews with no peer-reviewed supportive data. We have a cancer survivorship program with integrated nutritionists and physical therapists to assist and may be preferred vs. Trying something alone like this. ...Read more

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