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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
Do people who suffer clinical depression throughout their lives die younger than the average person does?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis: Your question is missing a diagnosis and even simple medical history. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can a person with chronic hepatitis b live a normal lifespan with regular checkups and proper treatment?
Yes: Proper treatment, regular checkups and proper precautions is the key. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer