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Doctor insights on: How Often Do People Die From Bulimia If They Have Heart Conidtion

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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Can people really die from not having someone to transplant a kidney to them?

Can people really die from not having someone to transplant a kidney to them?

Yes some do: People with severe end-stage kidney failure require either kidney transplant or dialysis. Presently average life expectancy with dialysis is about 5 years from onset. Prognosis after successful kidney transplant is much better & longer. Living related transplanted kidneys, by & large, do better that cadaveric kidneys. Thus some people on dialysis may face death if they can't receive transplant. ...Read more

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How do people die when they have a pulmonary thromboembolism?

How do people  die when they have a pulmonary thromboembolism?

Heart: Unable to pump blood effectively and lungs unable to oxygenate blood effectively if embolism to pulmonary arteries is large enough. ...Read more

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Please can I get some help? How long do people usually live if they have chronic kidney failure?

Please can I get some help? How long do people usually live if they have chronic kidney failure?

It depends: It depends upon may different factors. But, rather than trying to give a simple answer, go to this website (reputable organization) and read about Stage 4 renal disease: http://www.kidney.org/patients/peers/stage4.cfm. There is great info there. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it ?

Can you let me know how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it ?

Less than 0.5%: One thing to keep in mind with patients who are morbidly obese is they are at increased risk from any type of surgery, not just bypass. The longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery or labs study showed that bypass surgery in the morbidly obese, in an experienced program carries a low risk of morbidity and mortality. Mortality& morbidity is actually higher in heart and hip surgery in the obese. ...Read more

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How long do people usually live after they get congestive heart failure?

How long do people usually live after they get congestive heart failure?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the congestive heart failure, e.g. Due to a heart attack, diastolic dysfunction, stenotic aortic valve, virus and others. Life expectancy can vary from months to many years. ...Read more

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If people don't get told in the icu that they may end up with cognitive impairment from delirium, how are they ever going to find out what caused it?

If people don't get told in the icu that they may end up with cognitive impairment from delirium, how are they ever going to find out what caused it?

Good question: Having previously experienced delirium, i can only say that it was a horrifying experience. I now have great empathy for those who go through it. In the facility that i was in it was only brought under control when i asked in the midst of the delirium for a psychiatric consultation. Most people would not have the awareness that psychiatrists treat delirium. I was fortunate enough to have one of the country's leading experts in delirium available to bring it to a quick end.Both families and patients need to be educated about delirium. It is very poorly done in most facilities around the country. I agree with the implications of your comment. ...Read more

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How do people recover from binge eating disorder. Is therapy needed, or can someone do it themselves?

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How do people recover from binge eating disorder. Is therapy needed, or can someone do it themselves?

Eating DO's: Work on self image/self esteem issues with a therapist experienced with cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders. Prognosis is favorable with commitment to years of therapy. ...Read more

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When do people not die from heart failure?

When do people not die from heart failure?

Many reasons: Most patients with heart failure can live a long life nowadays. It depends on how severe it is. Factors that determine how long you live are:1. How severe it is 2. What is the underlying cause 3. How good is your treatment 4. How compliant you are with the treatment 5. What other illnesses you have 6. How old you are so find a good doctor and do what he advises and you should be around a while. ...Read more

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When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of? 

When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of? 

Kidney, etc: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. Infection, kidney, and brain disease are the typical causes of death. ...Read more

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What causes a heart attack? Why do some people die from them while others live?

What causes a heart attack? Why do some people die from them while others live?

Heart attack: heart attack means part of the heart muscle has died due to lack of blood supply. If you kill enough of the heart you can't survive as there isn't enough to pump blood to your body. In some cases even a small heart attack can cause electrical issues that can cause sudden death but these are more random and more difficult to predict. ...Read more

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How old can humans live to be? Why do some people live longer than others, assuming they die of natural causes?

How old can humans live to be? Why do some people live longer than others, assuming they die of natural causes?

Longevity: Humans can live to be 100 years old or older. Do a web search for "The Blue Zone" on the internet. These are areas in the world where people consistently live longer than 100 years old. You can see the things they have in common: nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc. Your diet is very important. Stay away from processed foods. Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits with a small amount of meat. ...Read more

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How long do you think someone would live if only 15% of their heart works and they have cardiomyopathy ?

How long do you think someone would live if only 15% of their heart works and they have cardiomyopathy ?

They may live...: ...a long time with appropriate behavior and diet modification, close medical follow-up, and full compliance with medical advice. ...Read more

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How long can someone live if they have heart failure?

How long can someone live if they have heart failure?

Not : A black or white answer. Lots of gray depending on severity of heart failure and underlying cause. A good discussion to have with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?

Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?

Acute = fast: Acute renal failure can act fast and as it gets severe you'd most likely know about it and seek help, but possibly not soon enough to reverse the condition. Similarly, the problem with chronic renal failure is that you may not catch it early enough to reverse or delay the progression of the disease. Testing can be pretty simple & good treatments frequently are effective so get checked by your doc. ...Read more

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How often can people who require dialysis have it and how long do they get it?

How often can people who require dialysis have it and how long do they get it?

Dialysis time: There are different types of dialysis. Hemodialysis (h) that can be done at a dialysis center from 4 hours 3x/week and nocturnal dialysis and takes 8 hours. Patients on home hemodialysis that can dialyze for 5-6 times/week. Peritoneal dialysis has a catheter in peritoneum and is daily. Dialysis patients need it until they have a kidney transplant, unless they recover renal function. ...Read more

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If someone who has aids and does meth & their heart needs replaced soon, will they get a fake heart or just be let to die cause they wont change habit?

If someone who has aids and does meth & their heart needs replaced soon, will they get a fake heart or just be let to die cause they wont change habit?

Too much Here: This is very deep and very complicated. I will assume you are talking about yourself. Let's start with the meth. I sat last night in a group of former meth addicts who came to this group broken, lonely, and full of shame and in being clean they have found health, happiness and repeatedly reported not feeling so alone any more. There is hope and life on the other side of addiction. ...Read more

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How many years do people with hodgkin's survive if untreated? What is the most they could survive if untreated ( they refuse chemo)?

How many years do people with hodgkin's survive if untreated? What is the most they could survive if untreated ( they refuse chemo)?

Disease will kill: It all depends on the extent of their disease and the biological characteristics of the tumor itself. Some hodgkin disease is quite aggressive and could result in fatality in a week. Other cases could survive much longer, but it is impossible to know without the specifics and having an idea of how fast growing the tumor is. ...Read more

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