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How Long Does Poor Nutrition Associated With Failure To Thrive Last
Due to poor weight gain, developmental delays, sweating - my nephew is being tested for cystic fibrosis- how long does one live with this?
Sepsis: Fussiness in a child with sepsis is a non-specific symptom. In a child who does not possess the verbal skills yet to explain how they feel, this in part is their way of letting us know they do not feel well. Duration of fussiness might vary based upon underlying cause of sepsis, the organ systems involved, the child's underlying disposition, and the environmental stressors. ...Read more
How much time can you live with complete renal failure and limited dialysis following sepsis caused by gall stones?
Delayed development: Prematurity is always a risk because it may leave a legacy that results in delayed development. Sleeping and eating are primitive reflexes that are regulated by lower brain control mechanisms. See a nutritionist who understands the benefit of selected vitamins as supplements. ...Read more
How long does a person have to live when diagnosed with severe liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy?
What causes poor ejection fracture numbers? Can it be successfully treated &/or cured, or will numbers decrease until person dies? How long life avg.?
Heart failure: Normal ejection fraction of the heart is considered >55%. Heart disease, of which coronary artery disease, hypertension, and valvular disease and less frequently myocarditis and cardiomyopathies are considered the major causes of heart failure that may result in poor ejection fraction. Whether it is restorable or not depends on the nature and severity of the disease and its reversibility. ...Read more
How long does it take for vitamin b12 deficiency to cause permanent damage?Is it possible to reverse?26 years old with 5 years of cognitive problems
Part reversible: Peripheral nerve damage is generally reversible and damage to central nervous system is usually not. Unless you have been a strict vegan, had stomach or small intestinal resection, Crohn disease for years, tape worm a few other things, it is unlikely that your disease is due to B12 deficiency. It would be prudent to consult a neurologist. ...Read more
Dehydration/malnutri: It depends a lot on the age of the patient. infants and children will develop dehydration in 24-48 hrs if they are losing fluid (vomiting, diarrhea, heat) and not taking enough liquid and malnutrition takes several days. Adults takes longer (days for dehydaration) and perhaps few weeks for manutrition ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?
Not long.: Iron deficiency corrects pretty quickly with iron treatment. If the level of anemia was severe it may take longer. I would say that the pallor should be gone when the hemoglobin is around 9 g/dl. It takes about a week to increase the hemoglobin by 1. For babies, i would expect to have the pallor resolved by 1 month's time certainly. If not, things should be re-evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
If someone has liver failure with malignant ascites and exhaustion and labored breathing what is the prognosis for how long they will live?
Short: You are asking how long a person can live when they are short of breath from liver failure and ascites. This means less than 20% of liver is working. They may require drainage of ascites to breath. The life span is short and requires medical intervention. They may be seeing a liver specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: Near the end of the 2nd trimester, certain areas of the fetal brain are particularly susceptible to drops in oxygen/ low blood flow, which can be caused by maternal conditions that necessitate early delivery for the safety of the mother or because fetal well-being is found to be compromised. Ob's get those babies out asap & neonatologists try to prevent further hypoxia, but the die may be cast. ...Read more
It doesn't...: Breastfeeding is great for babies in every way for babies...It would not increase the chances for heart problems in a baby. The only exception would be if the mother is taking a dangerous medication that could be transferred in the mother's milk. Ask the person who prescribed the medication or your pharmacist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to expect in life long term with hypothyroidism? Can I have a normal but most of all healthy long life? Is the ability to get pregnant affected?
Yes: If your thyroid function is kept normal, yes to all of the above. ...Read more
If you had a long standing infection, with frequent alcohol use and poor nutrition- could these all contribute to hair loss after certain amt of time?
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