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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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34wk gestation, severe brain damage with only the brainstem active. Life expectancy? Quality of life?

34wk gestation, severe brain damage with only the brainstem active. Life expectancy? Quality of life?

Defer to Local Docs: I am very saddened to hear of this tragedy. Your question does not clarify if this is the mother or the infant with this traumatic situation. But, regardless, this situation is very severe and i would defer to the team caring for the patient on the ground in person. ...Read more

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Is longevity of life genetic?

Is longevity of life genetic?

Genes & Environment : The ability to live long and live a quality life is related to several factors. The most important one is the inherited makeup of your genes and how robust they are at repairing dna damage, oxidative cellular stress, & removing and replenishing damaged cells. The second is environmental both good & bad; healthy lifestyle (diet, sleep, exercise) & body abuse (stress, smoking, drugs, alcohol etc..). ...Read more

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Does living in a foster home affect the quality of life of a child?

Does living in a foster home affect the quality of life of a child?

Everything does: All of our experiences affect our lives. It depends on the care provided in the foster home, how long the child was there, and most importantly - how the child views the experience. Living in a foster home isn't ideal but happens when a home environment isn't safe or nurturing for a child. Children who live in foster homes often go on to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. ...Read more

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What is the quality of someones life with cardiovascular disease?

What is the quality of someones life with cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular : Depends on the cardiovascular disease and its severity. Quality can vary from good to bad, dependent on what the problem is. ...Read more

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What is the typical life span of people with myeloma?

What is the typical life  span of people with myeloma?

Variabe: In recent years there have been significant strides in the treatment of myeloma which have resulted in a significant prolongation of survival. There are now many long term survivors (5 yrs or more) although we don't believe the disease is truly curable at this point. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of a male with spina bifida?

What is the average life expectancy of a male with spina bifida?

Depends: It depends on whether we are talking about spinabifida occulta, meningocele or myelomeningocele. If we are talking about myelomeningocele it depends on how high the lesion is and whether or not there is an arnold-chiari malformation in the brain. ...Read more

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What iz the life span of someone living with herpes?

Herpes: The lifespan is the same as someone who doesn't have herpes. Except in unusual and rare cases herpes doesn't effect a persons lifespan. ...Read more

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Is lupus less life threatening at the age of 60?

Is lupus less life threatening at  the age of 60?

Depends: SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis) starting at age 60 is usually milder than starting at age 25. This is based on an average disease severity. There have always been younger patients with mild disease and older patients with severe disease. Most of the time even severe life threatening parts of SLE can be controlled. Talk with your rheumatologist about your symptoms and your risk. Good luck ...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 of people with multiple myeloma?

What is the life expectancy of people with multiple myeloma?

Much better now: With all the new targeted drugs for myeloma and several to come, patients live many more years. Some have said this cancer is now more like a chronic disease - still dangerous and needing treatment but it is characterized by longer periods of remission after treatment. Therefore a 65 or 75 year old person may have a normal life span with this disease now. ...Read more

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What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

Depends: The survival is dependent on cell type and stage. In order to answer this question accurately, that information would be needed. ...Read more

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Will having psoriasis affect my lifestyle or quality of life?

Will having psoriasis affect my lifestyle or quality of life?

It should not: If you want it to affect your life style then it will, ; if not then you should take control and start therapy. There are drugs right now that can take full control of it. ...Read more

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Multi myeloma: what is the life expectancy/survival rate?

It is a Blood cancer: It is a form of blood cancer which begins in the bone marrow. Myeloma has good treatment options available, so most patients can live for 5 to 10 years, on an average. ...Read more

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Life span of a fabry patient mail ?

Life span of a fabry patient mail
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More info needed: Please provide more information. I am unable to provide an opinion based on this. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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What kind of life expectancy will a child diagnosed with lupus have? Also, what will be the quality of life in the mid to end stage?

What kind of life expectancy will a child diagnosed with lupus have? Also, what will be the quality of life in the mid to end stage?

Very treatable: Lupus is a very treatable disease and does not have to necessarily reduce life expectancy or quality of life. People with lupus should be followed by a rheumatologist life long. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of patients with ankylosing spondylitis?

What is the life expectancy of patients with ankylosing spondylitis?

Usually normal: Ank spondy responds beautifully to tnf agents such as Enbrel or Remicade (infliximab) . Life expectancy is usually normal. The things that effect life span are neurologic or cardiac complications or severe complications of medications. ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy of someone with multiple myeloma?

Years: This really varies depending most importantly on the chromosome abnormalities. Patients with this diagnosis are living longer, whereas previously many died within 3 years, most are living much longer. ...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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Can the quality of relationships affect the development or progression of cancer?

Can the quality of relationships affect the development or progression of cancer?

I think "No": It's politically incorrect to doubt the pop claim that "life experiences affect disease". I have 30 years in medicine and was a chief debunker of pricey "positive attitude to slow / treat cancer" cultism. All but one good study yielded negative results, as one would expect from a disease unrelated to emotions & caused by accumulated mutations. Yet -- i wish you love in this difficult time. ...Read more

Dr. Justin Esterberg
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Spondylolysis (Definition)

Spondylosis is a broad term that means degeneration of the spine, more commonly known as osteoarthritis. This can occur in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back), or ...Read more