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Is average lifespan shorter for a person with familial amyloidosis?

Is average lifespan shorter for a person with familial amyloidosis?

Yes: But it depends on which type of familial amyloidosis; some are relatively benign (and the risk comes from other associated diseases), others directly impact longevity. ...Read more

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How long is the average life expectancy of someone with Alzheimer's disease?

How long is the average life expectancy of someone with Alzheimer's disease?

About 8 years: Alzheimer's disease progresses differently in different people but the duration on the average is 8 years from diagnosis to death. Of course, if somebody is diagnosed late in life the survival is shorter. ...Read more

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Life span of someone diagnosed with parkinsons/lupus?

Life span of someone diagnosed with parkinsons/lupus?

Impossible to say: The life span depends on the severity of the diseases. Most patients with these diseases have a normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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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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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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Liscencephaly average life expectancy?

Liscencephaly average life expectancy?

Variable: It is important to understand that the brain may dictate bodily function. If lisencephaly is part of miller-dieker syndrome death may occur before age 2, but sometimes infants may live longer. Remember if the patient cannot feed themselves and is bed-ridden-they are prone to pneumonia, infection-which may lead to an earlier death.Also important are other associated congenital abnormalities. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of person with heart block?

Life expectancy of person with heart block?

Depends: Life expectancy would depend on the type of heart block, the age at which occurring, the underlying etiology, the associated comorbiditiea, and the type of treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the average life expectancy of a person with emphysema?

Can someone tell me the average life expectancy of a person with emphysema?

Depends: We tend to use what we call a bode score to look at the life expectancy of patients with emphysema. Please, discuss it with your doctor as it may help understand the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who smokes pipe?

What is the life expectancy of someone who smokes pipe?

Bad: It's shorter than than it would be for the same person who stops smoking a pipe. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy of a patient who has copd?

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What is life expectancy of a patient who has copd?

Depends on factors: Such as body mass index, degree of airway obstruction, degree of uncomfortable breathing, exercise tolerance, smoking status, presence of complications including pulmonary hypertension, right sided heart failure, chronic respiratory failure, degree of carbon dioxide retention, frequency of exacerbations, and other medical conditions. I have had patients die in their 50s & some that lived 90+ yrs. ...Read more

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Is the life expectancy for someone with scoliosis shortened?

Is the life expectancy for someone with  scoliosis shortened?

No: Unless the scoliosis deformity is significantly large to cause the diaphragm to not be able to work correctly causing diminshed lung volumes and pneumonia. That would be very unusual- most people intervene early enough to prevent any situation like this. ...Read more

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What is the life span for someone who has aids (average, not the unusually long survivors)?

What is the life span for someone who has aids (average, not the unusually long survivors)?

Can be normal: It is now believed that people who respond appropriately to HIV treatment, with undetectable viral loads and normal cd4 counts, can live a normal life span. ...Read more

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Respiratory disease affect person permanently?

Respiratory disease affect person permanently?

Depends on diagnosis: Whether or not a respiratory disease is considered permanent depends on the specific diagnosis. For example, one can have pneumonia or bronchitis infection that is curable and therefore temporary. Some diseases like "copd"--chronic obstructive pulmonary disease--would be considered long-standing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How much time does the average person with systemic mastocytosis live?

How much time does the average person with systemic mastocytosis live?

Widely variable: Overall about 60% are dead in ten years, 80% on 20 years but 10% are long-term survivors; there are no cures. A lot depends on the genetics of your lesion. Here's the best article http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/content/113/23/5727?sso-checked=1 ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

Varies: Has a genetic mutation been discovered? There are several different types and it would be worthwhile finding whether one of these is present -- both for prognosis, and as information for the family. I'd try to answer this first, and even then, no one can predict months-or-years beyond giving a range / survival curves. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is abpa life threatening? How long does a person live if he has abpa disease?

Is abpa life threatening? How long does a person live if he has abpa disease?

ABPA: Would follow up with a pulmonary specialist at a university hospital that has experience with the disease and treatment as treatment is available . The underlying condition whether asthma or cystic fibrosis would have a role in prognosis as well. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of people with graves disease?

Life expectancy of people with graves disease?

Unchanged: It is no different from people without graves disease. Graves can/should be effectively treated and should have no effect on overall health. ...Read more

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Which is the average lifespan of a person with diabetes?

Which is the average lifespan of a person with diabetes?

It depends: It depends on whether this is type i or type ii diabetes and how well controlled it is. It also depends on the age of the individual at the time of onset of the diabetes.There is no absolute answer to your question. ...Read more

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If someone has de compensating cirrhosis, what is the average lifespan if the person does not get a liver transplant?

If someone has de compensating cirrhosis, what is the average lifespan if the person does not get a liver transplant?

Depends: If ascites and edema, elevated bilirubin and especially upper gastrointestinal bleeding occur, the average lifespan is less than a year. However, alcoholic cirrhosis can be treated with steroids in some cases, and this may prolong life. There are other things to reduce bleeding, and decrease edema etc., treat other symptoms (itching) that may improve lifespan and quality of life some. Stop alcohol. ...Read more

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Is average lifespan shorter for a person with familial amyloidosis?

Yes: But it depends on which type of familial amyloidosis; some are relatively benign (and the risk comes from other associated diseases), others directly impact longevity. ...Read more

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Will working shift affect a person's health and lifespan?

Will working shift affect a person's health and lifespan?

Yes: Working night shifts or rotating shifts has been shown to increase risk of illness and poor health practices leading to shorter life expectancy ...Read more

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Is the lifespan of someone with ambloyopia different from that of a normal person?

Is the lifespan of someone with ambloyopia different from that of a normal person?

No: Unless i suppose someone is more prone to accidents because they only have one good eye and therefore poor stereopsis. ...Read more

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Will a person with hemophilia b likely have a normal lifespan?

Will a  person with hemophilia b likely have a normal lifespan?

Yes: Yes, however, precautions are always necessary with trauma or major surgery. ...Read more

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What are average lifespans if cp?

What are average lifespans if cp?

Cerebral Palsy: Life expectancy depends on things like respiratory function, severity, presence of seizures, feeding problems & mobility difficulties. Someone with cerebral palsy could live a long life or die shortly after birth – it is variable. ...Read more

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Will a pnuemothorax shorten my lifespan?

Will a pnuemothorax shorten my lifespan?

No: But really depends on the cause of the pneumothorax was it trauma ? Then it should have no bearing on lifespan after full treatment . However if related to asthma , emphysema or lung cancer then longevity is relate to the severity of the undetrlying disease. ...Read more

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What are ways to decrease your expected lifespan?

What are ways to decrease your expected lifespan?

???: Who would want to do that....Smoking, being inactive, obese, or jumping in front of a train are certainly suitable.... ...Read more

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What are the best foods for ensuring a long lifespan?

What are the best foods for ensuring a long lifespan?

Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more

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Health and wellness: what athletes have the shortest lifespans?

Health and wellness: what athletes have the shortest lifespans?

As far as I can tell: there is not conclusive data to prove that any particular athletes live shorter lifespans than the general population. Of course, it seems reasonable that the repeated concussions suffered in boxing and football can't be doing anything good for longevity. But the studies to prove it are lacking. Conversely, there is some data that endurance athletes may live LONGER than the general population. ...Read more

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What is lifespan for hemophiliac?

What is lifespan for hemophiliac?

Lengthy: Modern medicine can replace the missing clotting factor giving hemophiliacs a normal life expectancy. Treatment for problems is also excellent and so hemophiliacs should do well with reasonable access to care. ...Read more

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Does pbc shorten lifespan?

Does pbc shorten lifespan?

Maybe: There are several models that calculate predicted survival, including outcomes after liver transplant for patients with pbc (http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/gi-rst/models.Html). However, prognosis for pbc has improved greatly over the last 20 years. Now, many patients with early stage pbc may have a normal life expectancy with treatment. ...Read more

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Does cidp reduce your lifespan?

Does cidp reduce your lifespan?

See comments: Cidp is an autoimmune disorder predominantly affecting the myelin coverings of the peripheral nerves, and can readily be controlled in over 80% of people by monthly ivig (intravenous immune globulin) infusions. Life span would not be shortened if the disorder is appropriately managed. ...Read more

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Do drugs/drinking affect your lifespan?

Do drugs/drinking affect your lifespan?

Probably: Depends on amount and pattern of use, but there are effects on liver and other organ systems depending on which drug you are referring to. Certainly overuse of any substance would effect your lifespan. ...Read more

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How much does smoking affect your lifespan?

How much does smoking affect your lifespan?

1: Smoking has many problems, not just the nicotene and tar. The paper has heavy metal toxins including arsenic, cyanide and cadmium. But the major problem is the carbon monoxide ingestion. This problem causes inadequate oxygenation of our tissues. So therefore, it increases the risk of every disease and cancer secondary to our tissues not repairing correctly. ...Read more

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What is the lifespan of mycobacterium leprae?

What is the lifespan of mycobacterium leprae?

Long: Untreated, hansen's disease lasts from many decades with symptoms depending on the type of disease (lepromatous, tuberculous, borderline). ...Read more