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How long does failure to thrive associated with cerebral palsy last?

How long does failure to thrive associated with cerebral palsy last?

Usually lifelong: Depending on the severity of the cp, failure to thrive is a lifelong problem. Swallowing, eating, feeding oneself, restricted menus, lack of proper exercise, loss of muscle mass contribute to low body weight in these individuals. ...Read more

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Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


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Due to poor weight gain, developmental delays, sweating - my nephew is being tested for cystic fibrosis- how long does one live with this?

Due to poor weight gain, developmental delays, sweating - my nephew is being tested for cystic fibrosis- how long does one live with this?

Cystic fibrosis: Highly variable and dependent upon whether there is complete penetrance, the management, and so on. These days have seen CF patients live much much longer than previously and with new therapies developing they may be quite treatable. ...Read more

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How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

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

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How long does decreased sleep associated with teething last?

How long does decreased sleep associated with teething last?

When tooth erupts: As teeth erupt babies can be fussy, sleepless and irritable, lose their appetite or drool more than usual. Try rubbing their gums with a clean finger, a small cool spoon or a moist guaze pad. A clean teething ring or pacifier will help. ...Read more

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How much time can you live with complete renal failure and limited dialysis following sepsis caused by gall stones?

How much time can you live with complete renal failure and limited dialysis following sepsis caused by gall stones?

Not long: This is a tragic combination! Sepsis can be fatal in a matter of hours if untreated . Complete renal failure without the intervention of dialysis would be fatal within a few days at best. ...Read more

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How long does irritability associated with sepsis last?

How long does irritability associated with sepsis last?

Variable: There can be a delirium that occurs with sepsis especially as a person becomes older that is quite distressing to family members. It can last as long as 2 weeks depending on the overall severity of the episode of illness. A few days is not uncommon in hospitalized patients. ...Read more

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How does prematurity relate to children with sleeping and feeding problems ?

How does prematurity relate to children with sleeping and feeding problems ?

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

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How long does a person have to live when diagnosed with severe liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy?

How long does a person have to live when diagnosed with severe liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy?

Depends: If they can tolerate and respond to supportive treatment, then can be months. Often those two diagnoses will qualify for hospice care, as not all respond, and most have other health issues complicating management. Untreated or no response to tx usually less than 1 month. ...Read more

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What causes poor ejection fracture numbers? Can it be successfully treated &/or cured, or will numbers decrease until person dies? How long life avg.?

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

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How does a poor diet lead to a poor appetite?

How does a poor diet lead to a poor appetite?

Filling up: If you fill up with foods full of processed carbohydrates, you won't be hungry for healthier foods. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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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

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

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How long until malnutrition and dehydration sets in?

How long until malnutrition and dehydration sets in?

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 more

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Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?

Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?

Variable: It can take a long time. Did you taper the steroids slowly or just stop cold-turkey. Sometimes totally normal response never returns. Check w/your doctor who can test your system and advise you. ...Read more

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How long does pallor associated with baby iron deficiency last?

How long does pallor associated with baby iron deficiency last?

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

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If someone has liver failure with malignant ascites and exhaustion and labored breathing what is the prognosis for how long they will live?

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 more

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with premature baby last?

How long does severe hypoxia associated with premature baby last?

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

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How can long term breast feeding increase heart problems for the baby?

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How can  long term breast feeding increase heart problems for the baby?

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 more

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How much time left does someone with chronic kidney disease at stage 5 have?

How much time left does someone with chronic kidney disease at stage 5 have?

Depends: It depends on your GFR and if you have risk factors for progression that are uncontrolled, ie htn, dm, acidosis, sec hyperparathyroidism, and tob use. And by time left do you mean death or dialysis...Esrd doesn't have to mean death, esp if you have dialysis and a transplant. ...Read more

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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

Poor nutrition or malnutrition occurs when the body has insufficient intake, too much intake that is not healthy or when the diet is poorly balanced . Malnutrition can be the result of poor ...Read more


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Poor Eating (Definition)

Poor eating = Unhealthy eating habits that fail to meet the body's nutritional needs. Examples are eating too much or a diet that is ...Read more