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Is There An Age Limit For Having An Eecp
No: No age limit. It depends on your other health issues and your activity level. I've seen 90 year old women get bypasses. ...Read more
Yes and no: Criteria for transplantation, including age, vary by transplant center. Most centers don't have an absolute age cutoff, but instead consider a patient's "physiologic' age. Having said that, transplants are relatively uncommon in those over 65, due to multiple co-morbidities (other illnesses), increased risk of bad outcomes after transplant in older patients, and limited supply of donor hearts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No absolute number: No absolute number. Infants have been successfully transplanted as well as a few recipients in their 80s. It would be uncommon to receive a kidney transplant over age 75. The degree of co-morbidity (other diseases) are often the limiting factor, in particular heart and vascular disease. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: There is no upper age limit for receiving immunotherapy. In considering immunotherapy in older persons, consideration must be given to the other medical conditions (such as cardiac disease) that are more frequent in older individuals, which could potentially make immunotherapy more risky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define practicle: A woman in good health can often have kids well into her 40's & not suffer any setbacks for her own health. Pregnancy later has occurred & in theory can do so until the eggs run out.Another issue is the increasing risk of abnormal outcome with age.Down syndrome is least common if mom is in her early 20's, approaches 1/100 at 40 & 1/10 at 50. All pregnancies have some risk of an unexpected outcome. ...Read more
Donor age: Actually, no. Anyone can be an organ donor, except in living donation where one must be at least 18yrs old and may not be considered a good candidate past the mid 70's for kidneys or 60's for livers. ...Read more
No: There is a maximum age limit, which has varied between 60 and 65. You do have to qualify according to the guidelines. Good luck! ...Read more
No age limit: There is no age limit for a sleep study that i've ever heard of. Anyone with excessive daytime sleepiness or with witnessed cessation of breathing while sleeping should have a sleep study. If abnormal, they would likely benefit from good sleeping habits, loss of weight if overweight and cpap. ...Read more
Is is unusual for an otherwise healthy 25yo to have resting tachy if only known risk factor is lack of exercise?
I presume that you mean: Tachycardia, meaning a fast heart beat. You may be surprised to know that this is extremely common and is actually an effect of abnormal activity in the autonomic nervous system. By far and away the commonest cause of this is poor diet, particularly all the sweet stuff ...Read more
Personal Medicine+ : Health gaming is an emerging medical field. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight: Check with your cardiologist, to find out if it is different. Ideal weight for 5'2" is calculated by 100lb, for 5' and 5 lb for each inch over, so 110lb. Weight that is 10% below and 20% above will only be cosmetic, generally not affecting health, so 101-132lbs. ...Read more
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