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How Will Having Hirschsprung Disease Mess Up My Health Later In Life
Possibly: In general, most patients with properly performed correction of H.D.Do extremely well with no long term impact. However, some have issues with constipation, recurrent disease, enterocolitis(inflammation of the intestine). The key is early diagnosis and treatment by pediatric surgeons experienced in the care. If, patient has very long segment disease or small bowel hd, long term prob may exist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Two possible types of problems could be effects of lupus, including risks if recurrent infection, organ damage or heart disease; or side effects of medicines like Prednisone or nsaids. Close follow-up with a rheumatologist is important to avoid these problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably won't: A type 1 chiari malformation is usually asymptomatic, but on occasion may cause symptoms such as headaches or sensory changes in the face or arms. Chiari's are often discovered incidentally when someone is being worked up for headache or other neurologic symptoms that are unrelated. Unless you have specific related symptoms, then it should cause you no complications later in life. ...Read more
Less quality & time: Morbid obesity (80-150 pounds overweight) is one of the leading causes of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, joint disease, sleep apnea, bladder leakage, and virtually every organ of the body. (even dementia). Life span is clearly shortened. Life quality is clearly decreased. Treatment is essential. Surgery is actually the best option with this degree of obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: For some, pyelo is a one time infection that responds to treatment and the patient goes on with a regular life. For many, pyelo is one of the complications of other health issues, like spina bifida, renal tract abnormalities, systemic illness, etc. When part of other issues, it can be recurrent and eventually lead to kidney failure. If so, dialysis or transplant may be in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foot discomfort: They won't "mess up your life" but they can cause foot discomfort depending on their size and position. They can certainly make wearing certain types of shoes uncomfortable. Diabetics, however, should have corns and callouses removed or trimmed to prevent further problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do not know: Without knowing whether it produced neurologic changes, whether it was unilateral or bilateral, whether other intracranial sinuses were also involved, what the underlying cause and the bacterial etiology it is difficult to predict long-term effects. ...Read more
No: Generally speaking, pvera dose not imapct a persons long term survival, ie when comparing a group of patients with pv to a group without, survial rates are the same. However, pv and other myeloproliferative disorders are uncommon in your age group and i would be skeptical of the diagnosis. ...Read more
No, but....: This is a loaded question. The overdoses themselves, probably not. Opiates, cocaine, marijuana, pcp, etc. Shouldn't really cause any damage. Same with suicide overdose attempts. However, links between these behaviors and other high risk behaviors like unprotected sex, selling sex for drugs, poor choices regarding sexual safety, etc, can lead to sexually transmitted diseases and scarring. ...Read more
Bad planning?: Planb is called planb because it is not "plan a". That means a woman must have a "plan a" to prevent pregnancy if she does not want to become pregnant. A "plan a" can be birth control pills, diaphragm, implant, iud, condoms, no sex, etc... Planb is for use on rare occasions (that's the idea). A woman who uses planb many times can talk with her primary doctor about living a better planned life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've possibly been breathing some mold for 10 years (not sure what kind). Will this affect me later in life with health problems? Was all in my room
Probably not: Although there are plenty of people claiming mold negatively affect their health, it has not been demonstrated / proven in studies. Common sense though, you should avoid it, and move to a cleaner place. Don‘t worry about the year you already spent inhaling it. There is nothing you can do about it now. ...Read more
If I had c.diff colitis 4 years ago with no relapse, are my chances good of living a healthy life aside from the IBS after the infection? Like can someone get c.diff only once in their life? I have had so many worries about it. I am currently tailoring
Just tested for Lymes disease will know in 3-4 day. If positive how long will take to go away? And does it alter everyday life? Shorten life expectanc
Depends on your involveme: this depends on your involvement. If you just recently have symptoms or rash you should be treated immediately. If this is early into your tick experience you should do very well with anabiotic's alone. Discussing this with your physician would be your best approach ...Read more
I'm in good shape but with a family history of heart disease. I want to quit my job soon, which means I will give up my group insurance for a few years till medicare kicks in. If I receive treatment for heart issues now because of serious chest pain, will
Will my child's severe asthma extend into adulthood? I'm worried that my son will not be able to live a normal adult life. He's already ended up in the hospital several times because his asthma was so bad.
Woulda bad diet in childhood mess up your blood sugar control permanently?I eat healthy now as a teenager, andadult.Would this have effect on present?
Healthy : Your previous bad eating habits should have no effect on you as long as you keep eating healthy.Congratulations. ...Read more
Long-term guilt: Long-term guilt about things we've done can surely affect all parts of life -- including mental health. Guilt can serve a useful purpose when it alerts us to having harmed others; we can make amends and change behavior so as not to repeat the hurt. It requires acknowledging & processing our actions & results inwardly -- perhaps outward apology too. Working with a therapist can help w/this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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