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Will hashimoto's shorten a person's life span?

Hashimoto's: When managed properly - may or may not need medication - Hashimoto's should not effect your life span. ...Read more

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Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

No: Only people with life-threatening conditions that need to be taken care of immediately - e.g. Epilepsy or a severe allergy that can lead to death in minutes. ...Read more

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Is migraine risky or life threatening?

Is migraine risky or life threatening?

Not : Life threatening. Can be debilitating. See your doctor. Make sure it's a true migraine and get correct treatment ...Read more

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When is asthma life threating?

When is asthma life threating?

Good question: My girl friend died from asthma. You need electronic peak flow meter and so2 monitor to know. You also want a competent lung doc. Inhaled steroids are standard therapy. Make sure you are not one of the 5000 asthma patients who die from it in the us every year. ...Read more

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Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Not sure why: You fall asleep at 6 pm because you get up at 304 am. You would benefit form seeing your doc and or a sleep specialist. You may have food allergies. I would also consult an acupuncturist. You are clearly imbalanced and they offer a whole other dimension of care that is very helpful. ...Read more

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Are panic attacks dangerous or life threatening?

Are panic attacks dangerous or life threatening?

No: In the short term it is important to know that you will not die, loose control or go crazy from a panic attack. Long term chronic stress leads to many health problems. Get help for treatment. There are many good treatments both with medications and therapy. ...Read more

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25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?

25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?

Not necessarily: I am a neurologist and to my knowledge your description of things is not sufficient to diagnose Asperger syndrome though certainly some features may be present. Other things should also be looked at and ruled out. I would be happy to help direct you in this regard. Write me-www.healthtap.com/DR-Saghafi ...Read more

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Are developing and maintaining relationships essential to living a happy life?

For most: There are some people who are true loners. However, for most of us - our lives are enriched by sharing it with others. ...Read more

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Why is paradoxical bronchospasms life threatening?

Why is paradoxical bronchospasms life threatening?

No breath: The spasms limit your bodies ability to get oxygen in to the system. ...Read more

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Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Teach: We need to teach our teens that alerting responsible people about dangerous potential is the responsible, safe thing to do.And is not "ratting" on your friends.This is a change to generations of teenage behavior. ...Read more

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Is sex necessary for happy life

Is sex necessary for happy life

Happy life: Sex is not a necessity for a happy life. There is a lot more than sex in a happy life. Sex is just one component. There are many happy people that do not actively have sex. ...Read more

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Does having MS shorten ur life expectancy?

Does having MS shorten ur life expectancy?

Yes: In the canadian registry study, life expectancy was reduced by 4->7 yrs, and in the danish registry study, life expectancy was reduced by 10-> 12 years. Quality of life is affected by physical symptoms such as difficulty with mobility, fatigue, problems with social functioning, impaired mood and pain. ...Read more

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Can mental illness accompanying a patient throughout his life without his healing?

Can mental illness accompanying a patient throughout his life without his healing?

Yes: Mental illness can be difficult to treat and often can be a lifelong issue. It is important to have a well rounded approach to mental illness. Use multiple modalities to treat difficult cars including therapy, counseling, medications, and alternative treatments such as meditation, yoga, exercise, acupuncture and even diet change to help. ...Read more

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Is pancreatitis life threatening?

Is pancreatitis life threatening?

It Can Be: 90% of the time, pancreatitis is mild and self-limiting. If severe, people are at-risk at 3 different times: early on, factors are released into the body that can depress many organs' function--if chronically ill, this can be dangerous; middle phase problems arise from pancreatic necrosis, sometimes requiring surgery; late phase problems tend to be infectious in origin, often following surgery. ...Read more

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Is neck arthritus life threatening?

Is neck arthritus life threatening?

No: Can cause pain and stiffness. Can cause headaches and spasm. Can cause burning and numbness. Can even cause leg and arm problems. . If it is so severe can cause neurologic deficits. But it is not life threatening. ...Read more

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Is poverty or being jobless a major life stressor?

Is poverty or being jobless a major life stressor?

Yes: Many life events are considered major stressors. Poverty, loss of job, change in job, moving, divorce, marriage, death of a loved one, and more... These can affect people in ways that leave them feeling powerless, helpless, paralysed.. Please see a good counselor to evaluate your stress ...Read more

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