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How Long Can You Live Being Elderly If 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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