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Doctor insights on: Painful Terminal Diseases

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I'm just wondering, if you had a painful terminal disease what would you do?

I'm just wondering, if you had a painful terminal disease what would you do?

Ask for support: I would ask my doctor(s) for palliative or hospice care depending on how much time i had left. ...Read more

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Explain bechett disease is it terminal?

Explain bechett disease is it terminal?

Rarely: Behçet’s disease is likely a vasculitis problem that results in ulcers, typically in or around mucous membranes (like the mouth). Prognosis has greatly improved in the last decade or two with more severe disease in those with eye symptoms and most severe in those with central nervous system symptoms. ...Read more

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Is chronic thrombolic a terminal disease?

Unlikely.: Unclear what the actual diagnosis that was provided. However most diseases with the name 'chronic' are likely not terminal as in a prognosis of months. If talking about chronic thromboembolism that leads to pulmonary hypertension then need to discuss with your lung doctor. As with most diseases, it depends on the cause and is the cause reversible or controllable or not. ...Read more

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Is addison's disease painful?

Is addison's disease painful?

Not physically: Addison's is often diagnosed late, after months or years of simply not feeling well. Physical pain is likely to be late from muscle cramps from sodium wasting. But having no energy, swinging moods, nausea, weight loss, and being told you have mental health issues hurts in its own way. ...Read more

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Is reactive airways a terminal disease?

Is reactive airways a terminal disease?

No: There are different severity of reactive airway diseases. So the answer would be no. ...Read more

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What are some common diseases that are terminal?

Most can be: Common diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure) all can be terminal without proper care, management, and close follow-up. In some cases other more classically terminal diseases can be considered 'chronic' with lifelong active treatments. ...Read more

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Is impetigo a painful disease?

Is impetigo a painful disease?

Yes: The infected areas are swollen and usually open/ blistered - and that swelling/ infection irritates the pain nerve receptors... The pain is usually best treated by #1 - treat the infection - topical / oral antibiotics, warm wet clean compresses can soothe, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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Is chronic thromboembolism a terminal disease?

Unlikely.: Unclear what the actual diagnosis that was provided. However most diseases with the name 'chronic' are likely not terminal as in a prognosis of months. If talking about chronic thromboembolism that leads to pulmonary hypertension then need to discuss with your lung doctor. As with most diseases, it depends on the cause and is the cause reversible or controllable or not. ...Read more

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Is it hard to tell a patient they have a terminal disease?

Is it hard to tell a patient they have a terminal disease?

No. Bad: News conversations have to be done by a doctor or team that knows the patient and family and care abouth them enough to tell the truth. Being honest includes choices and consequnces. Futile care, hospice and continued involvement are part of the conversation. ...Read more