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Doctor insights on: Life Jackets For Overweight People

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I usually only sleep 3or 4 hours a night otherwise I live an extremely healthy life style. Are there some people who can get by with this?

I usually only sleep 3or 4 hours a night otherwise I live an extremely healthy life style. Are there some people who can get by with this?

Do you feel rested?: For some individuals 3-4 hours is adequate. Two questions: 1) do you feel rested upon awakening, or are you tired during the day? 2) have you always slept 3-4 hours/night, and is there anything that impedes your sleep (ie, medical condition, insomnia, work/stress)? if your answer is "yes" it might be worth investigating further. Lack of good sleep can undermine your other good health habits. ...Read more

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Are people today in age healthier than people 100 years ago?

Are people today in age healthier than people 100 years ago?

Yes: In general, we're healthier today than those who lived 100yrs ago, especially if you consider life expectancy http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/publication/global-health-and-aging/living-longer. Back at the turn of the century, most did not live to 50 yet now in some countries, we routinely live past 80 thanks to cleaner environment eg water, more abundant food, better medical care, etc. ...Read more

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How much time of a life span , for people w/afib heart disorder after age 76?

How much time of a life span , for people w/afib heart disorder after age 76?

7-20% chance of afib: results from population studies vary a bit, but one i keep in mind is : 1% of 40 year olds have afib 2% of 50 yo 3% of 60 yo 7% of 70 yo 20% of 80 year olds have afib ...Read more

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How do elderly people drank & smoked all their lives and lived that long?

How do elderly people drank & smoked all their lives and lived that long?

They got lucky: And got good genetics. It may seem that many elderly people live a long time while drinking and smoking, but they are also more likely to have many health complications. In general, drinking in moderation (or not drinking at all) and not smoking are some of the things you can do (and have control over) to help keep your lungs, kidneys, liver, brain, heart and skin healthier as you age. ...Read more

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Do people who have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have a shorter life expectancy than regular people?

Do people who have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have a shorter life expectancy than regular people?

See below: A new study has found that people with rheumatoid arthritis appear to age faster than people without the disease, a finding that may help to explain why those with the condition have shorter life expectancies. ...Read more

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Do people who suffer clinical depression throughout their lives die younger than the average person does?

Do people who suffer clinical depression throughout their lives die younger than the average person does?

Not necessarily: Recurrent depression is associated with a higher risk for several conditions including heart disease, diabetes. Some might be due to not taking good care of oneself. With good treatment, depression can remit and longevity is no different. ...Read more

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Are people who live their lives as "loners", secluded, more likely to get acne?

Are people who live their lives as "loners", secluded, more likely to get acne?

No: The nerd / geek who keeps to himself and has acne is a familiar stereotype. A loner or someone focused on academics may be less likely to care about acne, or bad acne may make a person withdraw, or someone in an abusive home may become isolated from others and not be allowed the medical attention their acne needs. Perhaps this is the link. ...Read more

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Why do people pressure other people into living a life they themselves live like settling down and starting a family? That life is not for everyone.

Why do people pressure other people into living a life they themselves live like settling down and starting a family? That life is not for everyone.

Can't answer: For other people but many times there is security in uniformity and insecurity when someone close to you breaks the mold so to speak, and chooses a lifestyle outside of the expected norm. Change is uncomfortable for many people, your peers, and peer pressure begins to build when one begins to change. Go for what you want, just don't hurt yourself or anyone else doing it. ...Read more

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Are food makers going to start making smaller servings for heavy people, older folks or for those who live alone?

Are food makers going to start making smaller servings for heavy people, older folks or for those who live alone?

Wishful thinking: That would be nice. However, it's more likely that the smaller portions are to raise profits - smaller quantity for the same price or slightly higher (new packaging). ...Read more

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Do adults who survived a.L.L. At younger ages have a shorter life expectancy? If so, how long is the average?

Do adults who survived a.L.L. At younger ages have a shorter life expectancy? If so, how long is the average?

May be, some: We are only 50 years or so since this cancer(all) became curable. There are some late complications which make us suspect that the ultimate age may be shortened by a few years. But i would not worry about it for another 10-20 years as most folks are doing fine in their 40s to 50s. ...Read more

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Could all people who are obese, overweight, and children have fatty liver?

Could all people who are obese, overweight, and children have fatty liver?

Fatty liver: It is generally true that obese individuals have fatty liver. Of the over 5000 operations that my partners and I have done, i would say that pretty much everyone who is obese has fatty liver to some degree. Some have it really bad, and some have a very mild amount. The good news is that when you lose weight, most of that goes away. ...Read more

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Do anxious people die young...Im 32 with gad am i gonna die younger than my peers?

Do anxious people die young...Im 32 with gad am i gonna die younger than my peers?

Not necessarily, but: Some research does link psychological distress in the form of anxiety and depression to earlier death: http://tinyurl.Com/ceob7uf i agree with my colleagues about the need to work on your anxiety with a psychologist or psychiatrist who does psychotherapy. I agree with suggestions about healthy diet, exercise, and sleep too. That way, you can live your life -- rather than anxiety living you. ...Read more

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Do you consider people in this day in age are generally healthier than people 100 years ago?

Do you consider people in this day in age are generally healthier than people 100 years ago?

Yes: Preventative medicine, decreased carcinogen exposure, better pre-natal care, and advances in all realms of medicine are all responsible. ...Read more

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Diabetes can overweight people get a prosthetic limb?

Diabetes can overweight people get a prosthetic limb?

Yes: Poor blood flow can cause severe damage to a limb, typically the leg/foot/ankle and in some causes result in a chronic and severe infection leading to the need for amputation and a prosthetic limb. ...Read more

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How come people who live in warm climates are happier than people who don't?

How come people who live in warm climates are happier than people who don't?

Said who?: Happiness is difficult to measure, but i suspect you are mistaken. People who live in cold climates such as the finns, swedish, russians, nepalese, swiss, and many others might disagree. ...Read more

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Are there cases of people with high cholesterol living long, healthy lives?

Are there cases of people with high cholesterol living long, healthy lives?

Yes: For sure. High cholesterol is only one of many risk factors and, the cholesterol that we measure in clinical practice isn't even the whole story (ie, what appears to be high may be non-injurious when it is sub-typed - which is usually only done in specialized research studies). If your family has good longetivity and you're controlling other risk factors, don't sweat it. ...Read more

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Are people who work two jobs less or more healthy in this economy?

Are people who work two jobs less or more healthy in this economy?

Recession: Hey, i like this one--has political undertones. Am not a shrink, but find my chronic ms patients who are stable work more hours to afford meds, treatments, insurance, and enjoyable activities. With more income, they are exhibiting less stress, and seem emotionally more stable and hopeful. Hope one of my psychiatric colleagues can chime in on this one! ...Read more