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How Long Do People Live With Celiac Disease
Probably normal : Studies prior to effective meds, suggested potential of 8 fewer years of life, but a recent study using betaseron, (interferon beta 1b) suggested a likelihood of full lifespan if appropriate treatement is employed. So, with potent effective therapy which is well-tolerated, you should do fine. Just ascertain that you are on the correct medicine, and, in this day and age, the older injectables are rapidly replaced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age: This is a rare genetic condition that has several different presentations. Infants who begin with symptoms early in life often do have a shortened lifespan. Adult onset is not considered as lethal. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/tay-sachs-disease http://taysachsdisease16.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-is-life-expectancy-of-someone-with.html ...Read more
Hepatitis C: All of the information you are asking is changing as we speak. Hepatitis c is becoming treatable and then there will be very little mortality once these treatments are widely available. But in general it is thought that hepatitis c, without effective treatment my kill the infected patient in about 20 years. ...Read more
Unfortunately: True ALS is NOT curable, and palliative measures are sole approaches to assist as the disease progresses. Riluzole may delay tracheostomy, but has little additional benefit. Many pts succumb by 2-3 yrs, and most do not last 5 yrs. But if bulbar musculature relatively spared, can last up to 15-20 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Living with Wegeners: I am sorry about your diagnosis. Wegener's disease is hard. Incurable, the five-year survival is up to 87%. Since this is an average number, some will live longer. The treatment is immunosupression, which is life saving, but it does also have some toxicity which, sadly can also be fatal. Happily, there are many people who are currently living quite normal lives of 30 years or more on treatment. ...Read more
While you're alive: Bechet's disease is a genetic predisposition to having intestinal polyps that can evolve into cancerous growth. You will need regular monitoring to take out these polyps before they turn cancerous but this is by no means guaranteed that they will become cancerous. I don't know tht it will curtail your life span if you watch your health conscientously. ...Read more
Carefully: With proper diet, medication, and exercise . Keep a close relationship with your gastroenterologist. You may eventually need surgery, but that's tolerable as well. You simply have to put this aside, and refuse to let it control your life. Things could always be worse. Blessings to you. ...Read more
Genetics; eat gluten: Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye). Something causes his immune system to over-react to gluten. Later, when he eats foods containing gluten, his immune system reacts with the intestine that is digesting the gluten, and causes intestinal damage, abnormal digestion, plus malabsorption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Higher risk: Patients with celiac disease are 3-4 times more likely to suffer from infertility than the average person without celiac disease. Approximately 4% of patients presenting with infertility have undisgnosed celiac disease. The most common hupothesis is that it is related to malnutrition. However, ttg protein is also present in the placenta and i havewondered about autoimmunity towards the placent. ...Read more
Unknown: The unfortunate but fundamental truth while dealing with this question is that there is no final and definitive answer. This unavailability of an answer can be attributed to a variety of factors. One of them being that the whole phenomenon of liver transplantation is too recent an endeavor in medical science and hence, research and studies are still being held to understand the possible life expec. ...Read more
Variable: This is highly dependent on the cancer type and stage of presentation. Some aggressive forms of cancer may take over vital organs within months; other breast cancers may rarely spread to other organs and may be indolent for years and years. What remains true is that there is no benefit of "watchful waiting" when it comes to breast cancer: all else being equal, early diagnosis can save lives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not long: True "heart cancer" is very rare. It is also called myocardial sarcoma. If it can be removed completely, it can be cured. However, it's often not possible to remove it, and in most cases it has already spread. It that's the case, it usually grows quickly. Chemotherapy is not helpful. Most people die within 6 months. I'm sorry to give you such bad news, but it's only fair for you to know. ...Read more
Treatment/infections: The life expectancy for cystic fibrosis has improved over the last decade. With close follow up, adherence to your medications, nutrition and exercise, you can improve your overall health. In addition, when there are flare ups called exacerbations, prompt treatment with antibiotics to treat the particular bacteria cultured is indicated. Prmgpedspulm can review records at fax 858 259 9689. ...Read more
Depends: Sxs of "classic" tay-sachs usually develop around 3-6 mos of age with muscle weakness. Between 6 -10 months of age, a child will not meet motor milestones & may lose the ability to perform tasks. After 8 -10 months of age, a baby will move less & become less responsive. At 2 yrs, they typically have trouble swallowing & become more unresponsive. Age of death-approx. 2-4 yrs often from pneumonia. ...Read more
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