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Can you tell me about an esophagectomy because of high grade dysplasia and how is quality of life after it?

Can you tell me about an esophagectomy because of high grade dysplasia and how is quality of life after it?

Not bad: Make significant number of patients with HGD have cancer when the resected esophgus is examined pathologically. Resection is the gold standard for treatment and 5 year survival approaches 100%. Quality of life is influenced by the resection technique and skill/experience of the surgeon. Choose a center that has extensive experience and good outcomes. ...Read more

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Quality Of Life (Definition)

Quality of life means different things to different people. Essentially it is that constellation of life activities, physical and mental health, relationships, self worth and happiness for an individuals. Different individuals have differing perceptions of what constitutes an ...Read more


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Quality of life after surgery to whole right jung?

Quality of life after surgery to whole right jung?

See lung doc: One's pulmonologist can assess pre-op. Usually one's lung function will be measured with a pulmonary function test, to see if a person can even undergo lung surgery and if so, how much. The important thing is to follow one's doc's advice who knows you best, and to treat the underlying reason for the surgery. There will be decrease in quality. Best wishes and god bless. Tough decision to make. ...Read more

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Want to help keep quality of life after diagnosis of dementia ( Lewy bodies)?

Want to help keep quality of life after diagnosis of dementia ( Lewy bodies)?

Understand disease: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, possibly resting tremor). But with early dementia, often with associated psychosis (visual hallucinations, delusional thoughts), excessive sleepiness, depression/anxiety/apathy, & rbd. Rbd = rem behavior d/o, causing acting-out of dreams in rem sleep. ...Read more

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What is the quality of life after a heart attack?

What is the  quality of life after a heart attack?

It varies: If the loss of heart muscle wasn't too severe, you can usually return to normal activity. When more heart muscle is lost there can be significant fatigue, shortness of breath with activity and even swelling of the feet and ankles. ...Read more

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Stg 4 ovarian cancer which has spread to, among other areas, liver and peritoneum. Just completed her 3rd rnd of chemo prior to a surgical consult. The questions: what is the likely quality of life after a surgical debulking? What would you say is the 2 &

Stg 4 ovarian cancer which has spread to, among other areas, liver and peritoneum. Just completed her 3rd rnd of chemo prior to a surgical consult. The questions: what is the likely quality of life after a surgical debulking? What would you say is the 2 &

Ovarian cancer: She should have seen a gyn oncologist before initiation of chemotherapy. The european study that medical oncologist and some non-surgically aggressive gyn oncologist quote to perform chemo before surgery (neoadjuvant) called icon7 is a weak, poor study with many faults. Her 5 yr survival with neoadjuvant chemo is unfortunately < 10%. ...Read more

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What is best way to come off venlafaxine please. I've been on them years and it;s made me a zombie with no quality of life and I will come off them?

What is best way to come off venlafaxine please. I've been on them years and it;s made me a zombie with no quality of life and I will come off them?

Talk to your doctor : The best way to get off your medicine is to talk with your doctor. In general, when it comes to venlafaxine, a slow wean is best to avoid withdrawal. These symptoms are flu-like. It may take several weeks to come off, less time if another antidepressant is introduced. Talk to your doctor about your treatment options. Hopefully your quality of life will improve soon. Best wishes for good results! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: quality of life?

What is the definition or description of: quality of life?

QOL: Quality of life means different things to different people. Essentially it is that constellation of life activities, physical and mental health, relationships, self worth and happiness for an individuals. Different individuals have differing perceptions of what constitutes an acceptable or pleasing qol. ...Read more

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How does liver disease affect quality of life?

How does liver disease affect quality of life?

Information needed: Quality of life is different for everyone and liver disease has a broad spectrum . Much more information is necessary to be able to give a reasonable answer. What kind of liver disease and how bad? Is this due to a virus or due to an injury of some type or due to a poor lifestyle choice? To give you a good answer, more would need to be known. ...Read more

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How does liver disease affect the quality of life?

How does liver disease affect the quality of life?

Varies.: Liver disease is complex, varied and fluctuates, meaning that no one person’s experience of liver disease is the same as another’s. Your experience of liver problems may vary from day to day. Treat every day in as positive a manner as you can. Talk to others in your situation. Above all, don't beat yourself up...Look forward, not back. ...Read more

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Do pacemakers improve the quality of life of people?

Do pacemakers improve the quality of life of people?

Not always: In some cases, it is meant to prevent occasional pauses in conduction, which can occur very rarely. Sometimes they are put in to prevent the first such event, when the likelihood it will occur seems likely, and the patient may never notice a difference! if someone is fainting often, or feeling very lethargic/weak from low heart rates, the pacemaker may have a drastic impact on quality of life. ...Read more

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