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How Do Most People With Diabetes Die
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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