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Does obesity affect your life expectancy?

Does obesity affect your life expectancy?

Yes: Obesity can increase your risk for health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which can shorten your life expectancy. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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How much does being obese lower life expectancy?

How much does being obese lower life expectancy?

Many variables: This is a complicated question as your bmi and your current/future medical co- morbidities all play into the overall picture. We do know that patients are less likely to reach their expected lifespan and have higher complication rates from even the most simple surgeries. ...Read more

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How can obesity lead to a shorter life expectancy?

Metabolic Syndrome: Obesity is associated with the metabolic syndrome: Insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, reduced hdl-cholesterol levels, elevated triglycerides, and hypertension. It promotes disease in the vessels of the brain, neck, heart, aorta, kidneys, pelvic & stomach organs, and legs. Sleep apnea and arthritis are other problems related to obesity. Together, these conditions affect longevity. ...Read more

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Or also pressure hydrocephalus, diabetic, obese age 65 life expectancy. Normal pressure?

Or also pressure hydrocephalus, diabetic, obese age 65 life expectancy. Normal pressure?

What kind: I am unfamiliar with also pressure hydrocephalus- did you spell the type correctly? For most causes of hydrocephalus, the type determines the treatment and forecast. The diabetes-how long, level of control, other vascular issues, and meds also figure in to the forecast you are seeking. Too complicated for this format. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for men?

What is the average life expectancy for men?

Life expectancy: Go to CDC data base for this. Need age now and ethnicity and do you live in stroke belt or not? ...Read more

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Lenox gastaut syndrome average life expectancy?

Lenox gastaut syndrome average life expectancy?

Haven't seen numbers: Haven't seen any numbers on life expectancy of lennox-gastaut patients. Maybe nobody has collected and published that information. One website reported a 3%-7% mortality in patients over a 9 year period (that sounds like 1/2 % per year). The deaths were often due to accidents. In such disorders, if a person is watched and cared for closely, he can outlive parents, and die of other natural causes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prolong my life expectancy?

What is the best way to prolong my life expectancy?

Being a Young Man: This is an interesting question from such a young man. There are often very few problems in a man in his twenties that would predict a shortened life span.

So, the generic answers would be avoid obesity, cigarettes, too much or too frequent alcohol, eat a diet high in proteins and low in sugars and to get regular cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who scored an 8 on the bode index?

What is the life expectancy of someone who scored an 8 on the bode index?

Humph: The bode index scoring I know of is a 0-3, and does correlate with life expectancy in people with copd, so I am confused about a score of 8 and do not know how to answer your question. ...Read more

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Life expectancy with 80% oxygen levels?

Life expectancy with 80% oxygen levels?

Almost normal: Stage 1 very mild COPD with a FEV1 about 80 percent or more of normal.. ...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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How long is the life expectancy for emphizima?

How long is the life expectancy for emphizima?

Depends: Emphysema can lead to death but the effect depends on severity of the emphysema as well as other illnesses. More commonly, emphysema just makes you more fragile - i.e. More likely to die from things that wouldn't kill someone who didn't have the emphysema for example. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of people with pkd?

What is the life expectancy of people with pkd?

Not short.: Polycystic kidney disease in most cases is a mild slowly progressive disease. Many patients do not even know they have it and they live and die without knowing they have it. The clue to answer the question could be taken from a person in the same family who has the disease. Of course, patients with PKD may develop end-stage and need dialysis after several years. They are eligible for transplant. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with a lvad?

What is the life expectancy for someone with a lvad?

Ivad: This may mean different things in different medical specialities. Please spell it out. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with lymphoma?

What is the life expectancy of someone with lymphoma?

Depends: There are many factors that effect life expectancy including the patients underlying health and the stage of lymphoma. For example lymphoma that is slower growing and has not spread is a better case than a lymphoma that is aggressive and has spread to multiple organs. Hard to answer that question without more information. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for someone with MS be?

What would the life expectancy for someone with MS be?

Unsually normal: It was previously thought that ms could shorten lifespan by about 8 yrs, but a study looking at interferon treatment suggests that lifespan can be normal if ms patients are treated with dmt's over a period of time. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with adrenoleukodystrophy?

What is the life expectancy with adrenoleukodystrophy?

Varies: This disorder has such a wide spectrum of severity that it is impossible to predict without knowing the subtype. Some forms are mild, other fatal within 5-10 years. For some, bone marrow transplantation may be indicated. Knowledge of type and severity is crucial. ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy for a child with downsyndrome?

What's the life expectancy for a child with downsyndrome?

60 years old: Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today. See more at: http://www. Ndss. Org/Down-Syndrome/Down-Syndrome-Facts/#sthash.6KmBMQI6.dpuf ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia?  

What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia?  

Near normal: The disorder can be of varying severity, but robust treatment options are available, including recombinant drugs and gene therapy. If severity is low and resistance to drugs do not develop life expectancy is near normal. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after someone starts dialysis?

What is the life expectancy after someone starts dialysis?

Comorbities: Dialysis keeps people with severe kidney disease from dying of kidney failure. People on dialysis will all die from diseases other than renal failure. Life expectancy is typically related to how healthy the person is other than their kidney disease. I have patients that have lived more than 25 years on dialysis. The key is limiting cardiovascular risk and following the teams instructions. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with relapse polychondritis?

It really depends: This is a difficult question to answer. It really depends on the severity of the disease. Tracheal and aortic valve involvement can be a significant issue. As Prednisone is the basic therapy, an affected individual also has to deal with the long-term toxicities associated with Prednisone or other immunosuppressive therapies. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of chronic bronchitis?

Life expectancy of chronic bronchitis?

Chronic bronchitis: Life expectancy would depend upon the cause, severity and adequacy of management of chronic bronchitis and its affects on the pulmonary function of the person affected. Although sure that all factors taken into consideration would reduce the overall live-expectancy over those without this condition, each individual is different. We all die of something. ...Read more

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Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Depends: If diagnosed and properly treated (usually with a procedure called an ablation) one can have a normal life expectancy. However, prior to treatment a patient may have a fast heart rhythm that can be dangerous and potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removal reduces life expectancy?

Gallbladder removal reduces life expectancy?

No: There is no such evidence in general. In a specific case like a liver cancer or bile duct cancer, the patient may succumb to the illness quickly, because they can be that aggressive. Removal of the gb for stone disease has no effect on life expectancy. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a baby with pku?

What is the life expectancy of a baby with pku?

Quite awhile: If they follow the diet, children with pku can absolutely become healthy, productive adults. With discipline, this can be managed! ...Read more

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Chronic granulomatous disordor life expectancy?

Chronic granulomatous disordor life expectancy?

CGD: Must meet with an immune deficiency specialist. Long-term antibiotic treatments may help to reduce infections, but early death is typically a result of repeated lung infections. ...Read more

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What's my life expectancy as a diabetic? I'm 35.

What's my life expectancy as a diabetic? I'm 35.

Depends on control: If you ask an actuarialist they will likely say it is decreased compared to normal, but they are looking at populations of people, many of whom do not take care of themselves. If you maintain good diabetes control (hba1c <7%), avoid hypoglycemia, have good BP control, diet, and exercise, there is every reason to believe your life expectancy is the same as a non-diabetic. ...Read more

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Can having scoliosis affect your life expectancy?

Can having scoliosis affect your life expectancy?

It depend: Do u know how severe a curve you have? And if it is affecting you in other ways? What other health issues do you have?
Those that will decide if it is going to effect your life expectancy or not.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for people with autism?

What is the life expectancy for people with autism?

Same as nonautistics: The life expectancy for patients with autism is the same as for patients without autism. ...Read more

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Life expectancy with atypical mycobacterium kansasii?

Life expectancy with atypical mycobacterium kansasii?

It depends: On whether the individual has underlying diseases that might make the infection worse or affect mortality as well. ...Read more

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How much is my life span shortened by when I'm obese?

How much is my life span shortened by when I'm obese?

Too much: No one wants their lifetime shortened, so anything we can do for ourselves to help us live a long life with good quality is important. The number one action we can do is to lose the extra pounds. Being overweight, and especially obese, can increase the risks of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and alzheimer's disease. All these can shorten your life and decrease quality. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone who has aids?

What is the life expectancy for someone who has aids?

Depends: Hiv, when untreated, becomes aids after approximately 10-12 years. Patients not treated used to die within a few years after that. Today, strong medications exist that can effectively treat HIV so that it does not progress into aids. The medications also can often restore normal immune function to someone who has aids. So, if you have HIV or aids, see a doctor who is an HIV specialist. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with cretinism?

What is the life expectancy of someone with cretinism?

Rare Disorder: Cretinism is the name given to people that were born with hypothyroidis (caused by congenital absence of the thyroid gland). It use to take up to 6 mo to a 1 yr of age to diagnose children with this condition and by that time they were mentally retarded and had course facial feautures that were not reversible with treatment. Now we have neonatal screening for this condition if promptly treated ...Read more

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How is palliative care related to your life expectancy?

How is palliative care related to your life expectancy?

It's not directly: People often confuse palliative care with hospice, which are very different by nature. Palliative care uses a multidisciplinary approach to treat pain and symptoms in any stage of a disease process, including curable diseases or chronic diseases (not just end of life). ...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 the life expectancy of someone with microcephaly?

What is the life expectancy of someone with microcephaly?

Depends: It is completely dependant on the cause of the microcephaly and on the severity of its associated problems such as seizure disorder, gastro-esophageal reflux or breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with cll leukemia?

What is the life expectancy of someone with cll leukemia?

Usually many yrs: Many pts survive many years with this diagnosis./ your doctor likely discussed the genetic tests and blood work that can help define the rate of progression expected with current therapy. A small percentage have a rapid course of disease. ...Read more