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How long can you live being elderly if sepsis?

How long can you live being elderly if sepsis?

Depends: Prompt medical care, antibiotics & fluid resuscitation has improved outcomes & cured many septic conditions. ...Read more

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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


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How long can you live if you don't treat sepsis?

Very individual: Depending on how severe the infection is, some may be self-limited, but most progress without treatment, particularly in older people or those with pre-exiting medical conditions. So it is hard to say exactly how long but why would you not want to treat it? Treatment is usually antibiotics, IV fluids etc supportive care, nothing fancy or controversial. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sepsis to kill you if untreated, and you are a sick elderly person?

How long does it take for sepsis to kill you if untreated, and you are a sick elderly person?

Sepsis: Very variable. Depends upon the organism producing the sepsis, the therapy chosen and its timing and many other factors. Have seen patients die within hours of admission to hospital and others who linger for lengthy time periods. ...Read more

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How long would it take an elderly person to die if untreated septicemia?

How long would it take an elderly person to die if untreated septicemia?

Hours-days: Hours to days depending on the source and type of bacteria , if associated with shock and on the patient physiological reserve. ...Read more

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How long can someone live if they have heart failure?

How long can someone live if they have heart failure?

Not : A black or white answer. Lots of gray depending on severity of heart failure and underlying cause. A good discussion to have with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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How long can the elderly live with sepsis?

How long can the elderly live with sepsis?

It varies: It depends on the source of the infection, the level of aggressive treatment that the body can tolerate, the level of target organ damage and the quality of person's life. ...Read more

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How long can you live being elderly and renal failure and stroke?

How long can you live being elderly and renal failure and stroke?

It depends: It depends on the quality of life. There are different stages of renal failure. There are different presentations of stroke. But the most important part of piece is the living wills. So if this person has bad stroke and renal failure along with the living wills stating that this person does not want an artifical nutrition and dialysis then it is terminal condition, less than six months to live. ...Read more

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How long can you live if you have leukemia?

How long can you live if you have leukemia?

That depends.: There are many different kinds of leukemia. Some are curable, some can be controlled so well the patient has a normal lifespan, others are slow growing with survival over a decade. The acute leukemias are the dangerous ones, with rapid onset, high risk of death if not successfully controlled with chemotherapy and/or stem cell transplant. Even then, some of these patients can be cured. ...Read more

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How long can someone expect to live if they have an untreated pulmonary hypertension?

How long can someone expect to live if they have an untreated pulmonary hypertension?

Untreated PAH: As pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) progresses, the increased pressure causes the right side of the heart to enlarge, weaken, and eventually fail. Left untreated, the median survival for pah patients is 2.8 years, and 50 percent of patients diagnosed with pah die within five years. With treatment, progression of pah can be slowed and quality of life maintained; however, the average 5-year sur. ...Read more

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How long can an anorexic person survive if untreated?

How long can an anorexic person survive if untreated?

It depends: A healthy person may survive up to one month without eating. Less time if a person has some medical problems. A person may survive up to five days or so without water. I guess I am concerned why you would ask this? If you are not eating and wonder how long you can live like that, you should really seek appropriate medical care immediately. ...Read more

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How long can someone live if they have melanoma?

How long can someone live if they have melanoma?

Depends on Stage: Survival from melanoma (or really any cancer) depends on the stage of the cancer, which in the case of melanoma is derived from the initial tumor thickness, whether there is ulceration, the extent of lymph node involvement (if any) and whether e melanoma has spread to distant, internal, organs. ...Read more

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For how long can someone live with aortic dissection without being hospitalized?

For how long can someone live with aortic dissection without being hospitalized?

Dissection: Aortic dissection is a life threatening condition but an occassional patient will have evidence for a past dissection without having been hospitalized. Extrapolating from history this can sometimes be a long time. We don't really know how often this happens but believe it to be rare. ...Read more

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How long can you live with untreated aneurysm?

How long can you live with untreated aneurysm?

Difficult to say: The risk of complications from aortic aneurysm is variable. Many factors, including size, symptoms, BP management, ..... All influence the likelihood of having a complication. For aneurysms greater than 6 cm in diameter, rupture occurrs at 3.7% per year, rupture or dissection at 6.9% per year, death at 11.8%, and death, rupture, or dissection at 15.6% per year. This risk increases with size. ...Read more

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How long can people live after being diagnosed as hiv+?

How long can people live after being diagnosed as hiv+?

Depends upon therapy: Average life expectancy for someone diagnosed with HIV who does not receive highly active antiretrovial therapy (haart) is 8 to 10 years. With a healthy lifestyle and appropriate health care including medications, a person in her/his 20s may live into their 70s (fifty years) with hiv. Treatment and taking care of the patient may give the patient 4 to 5 times life expectancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How much time can you live with bacterial meningitis?

How much time can you live with bacterial meningitis?

Bacterial meningitis: THere is no one answer. Depends on the bacteria and on the person. Some meningococcal and pneumococcal meningitis cases may progress to death within a matter of hours. Very much depends, too, on how quickly the diagnosis is made and treatment started. THe quicker the treatment, the better the chances. ...Read more

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How long can you live if needing a liver transplant?

How long can you live if needing a liver transplant?

Lots of factors: There is a wide spectrum of patients needing liver transplants. Some are gravely ill, and will pass on if they do not get their transplant within 24-48 hours. Other patients have much less severe conditions and can live productive lives for years while waiting on the transplant list. Ask your doctor what your "meld score" is to give you a better estimate. ...Read more

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How long can you live if you have multiple bone metastases?

How long can you live if you have multiple bone metastases?

Depends: It depends on the underlying cancer, progression vs. Response to therapy, age, performance status, and other issues. Bone mets can be treated with bisphosphonate (zometa) or Denosumab (xgeva). ...Read more

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How long is someone with sepsis expected to live?

Variable: In young people sepsis is easily overcome, but as you get older and have more chronic medical problems, life threatening infections become more frequent. In patients with cancer, renal failure, chronic heart failure, or severe lung disease sepsis becomes a common cause of death. ...Read more

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How long could someone live with aortic dissection without being hospitalized?

How long could  someone live with aortic dissection without being hospitalized?

Years: Depending on where the dissection occurs and if it is expanding. As long as the dissection is in the descending aorta and isn't causing any symptoms - just good blood pressure control is all that may be needed. ...Read more

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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Septicemia / sepsis occurs when a serious infection has spread through the blood. It can cause organs to stop functioning and in some cases ...Read more