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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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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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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 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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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 &

Better: Stage IV ovarian cancer is a advanced stage IV addition beyond peritoneal cavity with 15.5 % of 5 yr life expectancy. Debulking of the tumor will reduce the tumor burden on host during chemo, will have better quality of life , obstructive symptoms will be relived, will enable to push to 15.5 % group. Ofcourse stage ii has much better prognosis. ...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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How would a hearing aid improve my quality of life?

Hard of hearing: If you're constantly asking people to repeat themselves or to speak up or if you have difficulty understanding religious leader during worship or actors/actresses in movies/plays or if you can't enjoy live music at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, then hearing aid might improve your quality of life. Only you can decide if hearing impairment has affected your quality of life enough to need assistance. ...Read more

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What is the definition of quality of life to doctor?

What is the definition of quality of life to doctor?

Depends: I don't think there is one definition for quality of life. Every patient and family look at different things. And the same goes for the doctor. The important thing is to try to figure out what the patient wants or would want. Then try not to insert your own feelings into it. I try to ask the family and myself what would the patient want and then try to honor that. ...Read more

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How do skin allergies affect a child's quality of life?

How do skin allergies affect a child's quality of life?

Differently: It really depends upon the severity of th reaction. Itching and general discomfort occur. Infection is possible. Treatment consists of frequent moisturizers and antiinflammatory skin agents. ...Read more

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What are the long term consequences of a shattered pelvis?

What are the long term consequences of a shattered pelvis?

Depends: Ive seen people return to completely normal lives, others have chronic pain. People who dont give up and keep pushing to get stronger, usually do better. ...Read more

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Does the quality of life drop if you have type 1 diabetes?

Does the quality of life drop if you have type 1 diabetes?

Depends : If you define higher quality of life as crusing thru it with minimal worry about your health & few contacts with doctors, i guess you can say it does. Of course that philosophy may tempt you to adopt bad habits that will do more harm than t1dm & lead to premature death. Well controlled dm patients often lead very enriching lives with an appreciation for the health they strive to maintain. ...Read more

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My husband has stage 4 cirrhosis. What can I do to help improve his quality of life?

My husband has stage 4 cirrhosis. What can I do to help improve his quality of life?

See below: Make sure he follows up with his doctor properly, takes his medications as prescribed, maintains a low sodium diet and avoids alcohol. ...Read more

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Considering I must have one or the other, is the quality of life considered better having an ileostomy or a colostomy?

Considering I must have one or the other, is the quality of life considered better having an ileostomy or a colostomy?

Colostomy better: In terms of ease of management the colostomy is probably better. The cautionary note, however, is that it depends why you're getting the surgery. If removing all the colon saves you from ongoing surveillance and possible surgery later in life that may be preferable. Also - are there fertility ramifications?I would definitely sit down with the surgeon, take notes, and carefully explore pros & cons. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can I go to if i can't get a diagnosis of my debilitating symptoms? My quality of life has went downhill fast.

What kind of doctor can I go to if i can't get a diagnosis of my debilitating symptoms? My quality of life has went downhill fast.

Primary care doctor: Each person should have a primary care doctor, who can treat the problems and refer to specialists. Primary care means pediatrics, family medicine, general practice, or internal medicine. Find a doctor who can spend time looking at lots of symptoms and issues... Which means one must buy really good insurance that pays for multiple visits and long visits (unlike hmo's, medicare, and medicaid). ...Read more

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What can I do about feeling nauseous all the time from GI problems (which are being investigated), the nausea is really affecting my quality of life?

What can I do about feeling nauseous all the time from GI problems (which are being investigated), the nausea is really affecting my quality of life?

Nausea: Ginger is an herb that can be helpful with nausea. Otherwise call your physician that is investigating your GI issues, as there are some good medications that can also help such as odansetron, promethazine, compazine, (prochlorperazine) or metoclopramide. ...Read more

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I am living without a pituitary and I am so tired. My quality of life is 0. Any new drugs, anything that could help me. Hgh shots do nothing. Thank y?

I am living without a pituitary and I am so tired. My quality of life is 0. Any new drugs, anything that could help me. Hgh shots do nothing.  Thank y?

See your doctor: You might need to have some of the other hormones adjusted to make sure you have normal thyroid levels and cortisone levels. If you have not seen a specialist (endocrinologist) recently, please make an appointment. Also, you should have a full checkup to evaluate you for other conditions (cancers, infections, depression, etc) that can cause fatigue and check your diet and exercise patterns. ...Read more

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