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Is 500 mg of Niasin to take for a 78 year old female?

Is 500 mg of Niasin to take for a 78 year old female?

Won't hurt: It won't hurt her but isn't likely to help either. ...Read more

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Bladder pain in 78 year old women who has been treated 3xs in the last year for what her doctor thought was a bladder infection with keflex, s?

Bladder pain in 78 year old women who has been treated 3xs in the last year for what her doctor thought was a bladder infection with keflex, s?

Get checked: Even in an older person, recurrent urinary tract infections need to be treated, and fully evaluated. I usually refer patients for an ultrasound of their kidneys and bladder, and check to see if they empty their bladder completely when they urinate. Many things can increase the risk of bladder infections, but they can put your kidneys at risk too. See your doc, and a urologist, to be thorough. ...Read more

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78 year old female w/femur fracture. Diagnosed w/diabetes+emphysema. Has other heart/lung condition. How to best treat fracture or reduce pain?

78 year old female w/femur fracture. Diagnosed w/diabetes+emphysema. Has other heart/lung condition. How to best treat fracture or reduce pain?

Consider surgery: All the conditions you mentioned are chronic and manageable. A femur fracture is a very debilitating injury with a high mortality rate particularly in the elderly population. The surgical risk can be lowered by using regional anesthesia instead of general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Am woman 78 years old. What is this ball below stomach that floats around, I could hold it?

Am woman 78 years old. What is this ball below stomach that floats around, I could hold it?

Go see your doctor: Not sure what you mean by "ball below stomach that floats around". Umbilical hernia? Ventral hernia? Diastasis rectus? Sebaceous cyst? Go see your doctor for evaluation & diagnosis. ...Read more

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How fast can a 78 year old man walk 5km?

How fast can a 78 year old man walk 5km?

Depends: Its not age alone. Its the conditioning and underlying health conditions. ...Read more

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What is the llfe expectancy of a 78-year-old man with Lewy body dementia?

What is the llfe expectancy of a 78-year-old man with Lewy body dementia?

7 to 8 years: Most studies indicate that the average life expectancy after being diagnoses with Lewy Body Dementia is 7 to 8 years. However, other individual factors such as overall health condition, nutrition and lifestyle can have a positive (or negative) effect on the life expectancy of these patients. ...Read more

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What is the normal blood pressure for a 78 year old?

What is the normal blood pressure for a 78 year old?

120/80: A normal blood pressure is 120/80. As we get older our blood pressure tends to creep up as the blood vessels become less elastic. If numbers are higher you should check with a doctor to see if the patient needs to be on medication. There are times when medical conditions can cause a blood pressure to be low as well. ...Read more

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I am a 78 year old man with diabetes & byjemey heart beat. I have had 3 1 second of feeling like I was going to pass out & then it goes a way. Kent?

I am a 78 year old man with diabetes & byjemey heart beat. I have had 3 1 second of feeling like I was going to pass out & then it goes a way. Kent?

Tell MD: With your age, it can be anything but with your medical history, the possibility of a serious arrhythmia, including ventricular tachycardia or atrial fibrillation should be top on the list. You should tell and discuss this with your doctor. He will likely recommend further testing. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a 78 year old man with stage 3 colon cancer which has not spread?

What is the life expectancy for a 78 year old man with stage 3 colon cancer which has not spread?

Variable: There is >50% chance that your colon cancer is cured with surgery already, in which case your life expectancy should be like a normal healthy person. You may benefit from treatment using adjuvant chemotherapy, if your tumor had spread/involved the lymph nodes in the abdomen. Check with your doctor and let us know how many nodes were involved with your tumor? ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a 78 year old, Stage 4 colon cancer spread to liver and lungs? Having chemotherapy (tablets) but losing weight.

What is the life expectancy of a 78 year old, Stage 4 colon cancer spread to liver and lungs? Having chemotherapy (tablets) but losing weight.

Life expectancy: At 78, with stage IV colon cancer, the survival is about 4-6 months without treatment. With the new treatments combining chemo with biological drugs, survival times are in the range of 24-30 months. With a less aggressive treatment I estimate an AVERAGE survival of 9-12 months. Keep in mind these estimates are just a ball park figure, keep things one month at a time. ...Read more

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My 78 year old mother has a clicking sound in her head what could that be?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is a common symtpom in older adults. It may present as ringing, rushing, or any sound. It is often benign and may be more prominent in those with a hearing problem. Most people should see an ENT doctor to further determine wher the problem stems from and if there is treatment. Sometimes a hearing aide helps to mask the extra sounds if there is a deficit. ...Read more

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What could cause confusion after double bypass in 78 year old?

What could cause confusion after double bypass in 78 year old?

Many reasons: Temporary confusion-delirium is a fairly common self resolving condition. There are many other causes -strokes, medications etc. ...Read more