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How will having morbid obesity mess up my health later in life?

How will having morbid obesity mess up my health later in life?

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 more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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How will having lupus mess up my health later in life?

How will having lupus mess up my health later in life?

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 more

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How will having hirschsprung disease mess up my health later in life?

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 more

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How will having chiari syndrome mess up my health later in life?

How will having chiari syndrome mess up my health later in life?

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

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Im a teen. How will having corns mess up my health later in life?

Im a teen. How will having corns mess up my health later in life?

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 more

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Im a teen. How will having pyelonephritis mess up my health later in life?

Im a teen. How will having pyelonephritis mess up my health later in life?

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 more

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How will having epidural abscess mess up my health later in life?

How will having epidural abscess mess up my health later in life?

Death if not treated: If left untreated, the infection can overwhelm your body and you die. Alternatively, you become paralyzed from the level of the abscess and below; chronic pain; permanent physical and functional deformity. ...Read more

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Im a teen. How will having body dysmorphic disorder mess up my health later in life?

Im a teen. How will having body dysmorphic disorder mess up my health later in life?

Depression anxiety: People with untreated body dysmorphic disorder often suffer from depression and anxiety. If untreated, the severity of your condition may also get worse over time. So, the best advise - get treated now. ...Read more

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Im a teen. How will having polycythemia vera mess up my health later in life?

Im a teen. How will having polycythemia vera mess up my health later in life?

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

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Im a teen. How will having cavernous sinus thrombosis mess up my health later in life?

Im a teen. How will having cavernous sinus thrombosis mess up my health later in life?

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

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How will childhood obesity affect my child later in life?

How will childhood obesity affect my child later in life?

Medical consequences: Medical consequences of childhood obesity are many. Obese kids can get cholesterol plaques in the arteries, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Liver damage from fatty liver (fat building up inside the liver) starts in teenagers, but heart damage should not appear until adulthood. Other problems include being teased by others and being too out-of-shape to fully participate in games & sports. ...Read more

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How will body building affect my health later on in life?

How will body building affect my health later on in life?

For the better: Everyone i know who's tried Anabolic steroids has been sorry; if you try for super-heavy weights you can hurt your joints; if you become massive, you'll have loose skinfolds if you stop. Otherwise, the bodybuilders i've known have aged remarkably well, having learned good eating & fitness habits. You'll have more muscle fibers even if you stop (muscles have a memory). Encourage you. ...Read more

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I was told I have pectus excavatum. Will that affect my health later on in life, and affect my social life?

I was told I have pectus excavatum. Will that affect my health later on in life, and affect my social life?

Depends on you: A pectus excavatum can cause cardiac or pulmonary issues if it is deep enough to cause significant pressure or displacement of the heart or lungs. This usually presents in childhood or adolescence. How it affects your social life is more related to your self image or self confidence. ...Read more

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Does a unhealthy diet in childhood cause further heart problems later on? I am 17 now and am in good health.

Does a unhealthy diet in childhood cause further heart problems later on? I am 17 now and am in good health.

Certainly Possible: Dietary habits tend to persist. Changes that lead to atherosclerotic heart disease begin to occur in adolescence, so your diet now can affect your risks later on. These risks are modifiable though, so changing your habits can potentially reverse those changes. ...Read more

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Can having multiple overdoses affect my ability to have a baby later in life?

Can having multiple overdoses affect my ability to have a baby later in life?

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

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I got into a zone of things, work, life, personal issues over the last 10 years and havent socialized at all during this time. How can I get back?

I got into a zone of things, work, life, personal issues over the last 10 years and havent socialized at all during this time. How can I get back?

Small steps: Hi Jennifer, it's wonderful that you're ready to reconnect. First, you have to make time for a social life. Start accepting opportunities you may have overlooked in the past. Look for community groups that appeal to you. Focus on adding value to social interactions, share your interests (keep it light/positive ), ask others about their interests, and don't be afraid of rejection. Be patient! :) ...Read more

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Ms people end up on bed. Can after MS i work for my employer in night shift. How will i manage my stress?

Ms  people end up on bed. Can after MS i work for my employer in night shift. How will i manage my stress?

If you have MS: Need to be taking a disease modifying therapy, and there are 9 choices on the market. Ms is a treatable and controllable disorder in 2014, and is helped by vitamin d-3 supplements, avoidance of smoking, aerobic exercise, and low fat, low salt diets. See a neurologist who focuses on ms. ...Read more

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How to live with kidney failure .when all my frnds are moving ahead in life ,I'm stuck with this? I'm 24 years old ..how to be +ve physically& mentaly

How to live with kidney failure .when all my frnds are moving ahead in life ,I'm stuck with this? I'm 24 years old ..how to be +ve physically& mentaly

Kidney failure: If you have kidney failure, you will reach a point when you will need kidney replacement therapy (peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis). But you can also consider kidney transplant. Yes, you have to adapt to this changes, and certainly will be different than a person with no kidney failure, but you will be able to have a positive and almost normal life, especially if you get a transplant. ...Read more

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I'm 39 y/o, and have undiagnosed adhd. Lack of focus is ruining my life. No health insurance because i lost my job. How can I improve my focus?

I'm 39 y/o, and have undiagnosed adhd. Lack of focus is ruining my life. No health insurance because i lost my job. How can I improve my focus?

Reasons 4 distract'n: Many things in life r distracting. Not all of them r adhd. Anxiety, depression, family problems, trying to do more than is humanly possible, all can cause loss of focus. We are told we shd be able to "multitask, " but we can't. The term comes from computers, & they can't without more than 1 processor. We only get 1 processor. Get an evaluation w/ a therapist who is not already convinced it's adhd. ...Read more

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