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How do most people with diabetes die?

How do most people with diabetes die?

Cardiovascular dz: Two out of three diabetics will die from heart disease or stroke (cardiovascular disease). ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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How do people with CHF usually die?

How do people with CHF usually die?

Arythmia: Usually a terminal arrythmia related to metabolic status etc-hence the use of implanted diffibriltors. ...Read more

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How can 25% of people with diabetes not know till tested?

How can 25% of people with diabetes not know till tested?

No clear symptoms: People don't realize they are drinking more, eating more and peeing more until someone brings their attention to it.A good reason to get a physical now and again.Obesity is a primary cause of diabetes mellitus and there is a lot of that around us.Get a hba1c for a better look at your real sugars for the last few months. ...Read more

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Do people with downs get dementia young? How can you tell?

Do people with downs get dementia young? How can you tell?

Yes, see below: People with down's syndrome (trisomy 21) have genetically impaired intellectual function, i.e., low iq, and are also at greater risk to develop alzheimers type dementia, including at younger ages than others. Dementia is not the same as low iq, it's primarily a memory problem. Worsening memory in an adult with trisomy 21 can be evaluated with psychological testing. ...Read more

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How do people with dysautonomia die?

How do people with dysautonomia die?

My goodness Laura: What are you asking such questions for my dear? Schedule a virtual appointment to see me and I will first try and figure out why you're on that thought process track and if you really want to hear details then, I'll share how things can go down. You know I recently lost a very good friend who I was caring for as a patient for over 6 years with MSA...but he taught me a lot and I plan to use that. ...Read more

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How long do people usually live with breast cancer before they die?

How long do people usually live with breast cancer before they die?

Depends: This depends on the health of the patient before the diagnosis and also the stage of the disease. ...Read more

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Do most people who get membranous nephropathy have many symptoms?

Do most people who get membranous nephropathy have many symptoms?

Yes: Membranous nephropathy causes a leak of Albumin and other proteins into the urine. This loss of Albumin is closely associated with the most prominent symptom which is swelling. Most patients with the disease have swelling, the degree of which is roughly correlated with how much Albumin is lost. Occasionally, folks may have a relatively small amount of Albumin loss so swelling isn't prominent. ...Read more

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How old can humans live to be? Why do some people live longer than others, assuming they die of natural causes?

How old can humans live to be? Why do some people live longer than others, assuming they die of natural causes?

Longevity: Humans can live to be 100 years old or older. Do a web search for "The Blue Zone" on the internet. These are areas in the world where people consistently live longer than 100 years old. You can see the things they have in common: nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc. Your diet is very important. Stay away from processed foods. Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits with a small amount of meat. ...Read more

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How do people typically get gerd?

How do people typically get gerd?

Multiple: Gerd is multi-factoral. At its basics, it is a dysfunction of the "valve" between the esophagus and stomach. The function of this valve can be diminished by excess weight, dietary substance, some muscle relaxing substances, etc... Also, individual anatomy and/or changes with age can cause dysfunction. Unfortunately, longstanding gerd can cause further damage and progressive worsening of gerd... ...Read more

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Why people with diabetes can't get their pancreas replaced?

Why people with diabetes can't get their pancreas replaced?

Pancreas transplant: A pancreas transplant is a big deal. You would then have to take drugs to prevent rejection of the transplant, and those drugs have many side effects. And the new pancreas does not often work, and you still have to take insulin. ...Read more

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How do the people who have hydrophobia take baths?

How do the people who have hydrophobia take baths?

You mean aquaphobia?: Hydrophobia is a slang term for rabies. Rabies is usually fatal infection of the brain people catch after being bitten by an infected bat, fox, raccoon or skunk. Rarely rabies can be acquired by a cat, dog or ferret bite. Rabies is called hydrophobia because the infected person drools a lot and has difficulty swallowing. Fear of water, lakes, ponds and swimming is aquaphobia. Sponge baths? ...Read more

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When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of? 

When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of? 

Kidney, etc: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. Infection, kidney, and brain disease are the typical causes of death. ...Read more

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How long do people with moyamoya disease normally live?

How long do people with moyamoya disease normally live?

Depends.: Adults with moya moya disease can live normal life spans depending on how severe the presentation is, which is usually a stroke. As long as there aren't severe or frequent strokes, there can be a reasonable life expectancy. ...Read more

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How do people with pancreatic cancer die?

How do people with pancreatic cancer die?

Body gives out: Cancer eats away at the body and takes away all the nutrition. Eventually u have no energy to function and body shuts down. Some pts die from infection in the bile duct others from liver failure due to metastasis. Everybody is little different. Unfortunately, most pts die from this disease. Death does not have to be painful, however. We have do many ways to helpout and help pts die with dignity. ...Read more

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How long do people usually live after they get congestive heart failure?

How long do people usually live after they get congestive heart failure?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the congestive heart failure, e.g. Due to a heart attack, diastolic dysfunction, stenotic aortic valve, virus and others. Life expectancy can vary from months to many years. ...Read more

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Please can I get some help? How long do people usually live if they have chronic kidney failure?

Please can I get some help? How long do people usually live if they have chronic kidney failure?

It depends: It depends upon may different factors. But, rather than trying to give a simple answer, go to this website (reputable organization) and read about Stage 4 renal disease: http://www.kidney.org/patients/peers/stage4.cfm. There is great info there. ...Read more

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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

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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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How often do people overdose or die from anesthesia?

How often do people overdose or die from anesthesia?

Very Rarely: The risk of death from anesthesia is though to be around one in 350, 000 anesthetics. This is usually due to an underlying problem that interferes with the surgery and anesthetic. A healthy patient as less of a risk. I tell my patients that they are more likely to die from driving to the hospital than from the anesthetic. ...Read more

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