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Life Jackets For Overweight People
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
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
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
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
Do people who have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have a shorter life expectancy than regular people?
Do people who suffer clinical depression throughout their lives die younger than the average person does?
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
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
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
You are what you eat: A sound adage really.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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