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How Many Patients Get Amyloidosis
Don't panic.: Stage 2 chronic kidney disease is mild and if it remains stable, should not affect your lifespan significantly. Lead a common-sense healthy lifestyle (healthy diet, exercise, avoid smoking, etc) and keep regular checkups with your primary care physician. If the kidney disease progresses (which it sometimes can), you should be referred to a nephrologist who can help manage this chronic condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: The cause of liver cirrhosis has a lot to do with the answer to your question. Patients may live for many years with proper treatment and monitoring. However, there are fulminant forms of cirrhosis for which life expectancy without a transplant is weeks, months at best. Proper diagnosis and evaluation will chart the course for both treatment and prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Estimate: Numbers are difficult to obtain but the estimate for the United States is between 500, 000 and 1.5 million have lupus. Women greatly outnumber men with this disease. Black skinned individuals have the highest incidence. The peak ages are between 15 and 40. ...Read more
Depends: Myeloma has a variable natural history. Many patients have had myeloma for years prior to diagnosis without realizing it, while others are diagnosed by screening for monoclonal protein in the blood. Modern hematologists can use advanced treatments like velcade, revlimid, (lenalidomide) thalomid, and stem cell transplant, allowing myeloma patients to live longer than ever. More info: http://bit.Ly/lrzotm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain to me how some cancers are treatable but others are not? For examp. How can 2 forms of leukemia at same stage lead to different prog?
Almost simlar number: Cancer is now starting to kill more people than heart disease except in the very elderly(over 85 year age group). This isi because the survival of heart diseases has improved greatly in the last 25-30 years whereas cancer related deaths are either same or increasing. The number of cancer related deaths is about 600, 000 per year in the us alone. ...Read more
Evolving: There is always some new strain of virus or bacteria evolving, and several groups of shared symptoms (syndromes) that occur based on changes in the environment and genetics. They show up in clinics and hospitals from time to time, and are addressed by the collective healthcare system. If you're curious, come on -- get in the game -- join the team and contribute to wellness in any way you can! ...Read more
People who have sickle-cell disease are resistant to malaria (they can't get malaria). How is this possible?
They can get Malaria: In a person who has sickle-cell trait – the red blood cells are destroyed prematurely before the Plamodium can reproduce. According to one study “Sickle cell trait provides 60% protection against overall mortality. Most of this protection occurs between 2-16 months of life, before the onset of clinical immunity in areas with intense transmission of malaria.” See: ...Read more
Behcet Disease: I doubt there are many local support groups for this. Google support groups for this condition. Here is a good place to start. http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/hypersensitivityvasculitis good luck. ...Read more
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