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Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Tough question.: It's completely normal to worry about the people you care about. The issue comes when these worries take on a life of their own. If you find yourself feeling obsessed about this, or if you find that your worries interfere with your daily activities, it's time to get some counseling. Talk with your doctor; they may offer a counseling referral. Don't be alone with this; it's fine to get some help. ...Read more

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Normal ecgs in past petrified of sudden cardiac arrest no family history scared of dropping dead risk?

Normal ecgs in past petrified of sudden cardiac arrest no family history scared of dropping dead risk?

Fear: If normal EKG's, no family history, nor risk factors listed and no symptoms - why are you fearful? Especially at age 25? ...Read more

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Scared of co-codamol. Risk of addiction?

Scared of co-codamol. Risk of addiction?

Co-codamol: This consists of Codeine and aeceaminophen. Codeine is an opioid and there is always a risk of addiction with opioids. Your risk rises the longer you use it and if you do not adhere to your doctors instructions. ...Read more

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What is the chance of someone surviging a?Sudden cardiac arrest?

What is the chance of someone surviging a?Sudden cardiac arrest?

Location location: Survival depends on time to reversal of the arrest; patients in the real world who are appropriately defibrillated within 2 minutes have a 70% survival rate (this is population wide, not specific to any one individual). If the arrest happens in the hospital and is due to a medical or surgical issue, survival is actually lower (as the arrest is part of the dying process from the other illness). ...Read more

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What are the causes of death of the mother during childbirth? I am pregnant and terrified of dying during birth.

What are the causes of death of the mother during childbirth? I am pregnant and terrified of dying during birth.

Rare: Focus on feeling well and be positive. Discuss your fears with your doctor. All the best and be positive. ...Read more

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What are the odds of dying from a first heart attack?

What are the odds of dying from a first heart attack?

Heart attack: Unfortunately the first presentation of heart attack can be and often is sudden death. When you're already treated for the disease and on the proper program, should you have a first heart attack, it is less likely to result in demise. ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of dying from lung cancer?

What kind of likelihood is there of dying from lung cancer?

Measure survival: Depends on cell type, stage, metastatic location survival general 30-40% at five years, so 70 % mortality from the cancer or other things over time. Mostly older people as you know. ...Read more

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Does mild MVP causes fear of death ?.i am always having the feeling of going to die, especially at night.?

Does mild MVP causes fear of death ?.i am always having the feeling of going to die, especially at night.?

Anxiety: Mild MVP should not be cause for dying any time soon, so maybe you have an underlying anxiety disorder, and your mild MVP disorder you are fixating on in your mind is making it worse. See your Dr. and tell them your fears and get treated. best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the chances of death due to a heart palpitation?

What are the chances of death due to a heart palpitation?

Depends: Palpitations are an awareness of the beating of the heart. In some patients, there is no abnormality at all. In others benign premature contractions are found which are also benign. In some, supra ventricular arrhythmias are found which are benign and manageable. However, in some patients more worriesome rhythms are found and require additional work up. Please, see your physician. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dying from overdose of depakote?

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What are the chances of dying from overdose of depakote?

Depakote OD: Can cause injury to liver and nervous system and blood, depending on dose and length of time. If taking Depakote regularly, blood levels checks are vital. ...Read more

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How can I get over fear of sudden cardiac death!?

How can I get over fear of sudden cardiac death!?

Sudden cardiac death: Read the info in the link here. And if you aren't in one of the high risk groups there, realize that your chances of SCD are extremely low. If this doesn't help you might need to get some psychologic therapeutic aid to help redirect your attention more productively. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/sudden-cardiac-death?page=1 ...Read more

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I know someone who died of ischemia. What caused the sudden heart attack?

I know someone who died of ischemia. What caused the sudden heart attack?

Plaque rupture: Most are progressive narrowing to the point of serious impairment of coronary blood flow with exercize etc. Causing angina or heart attack some are acute thrombus on a plaque or elevation of the plaque like a trap, door- dissection or rupture of the built up area of disease. ...Read more

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What are the chances of death from dehydration in desert?

What are the chances of death from dehydration in desert?

Substantial: The odds are very high in the absence of adequate fluid replacement, due to fluid loss and heat stroke. ...Read more

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Is a squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus deadly? My 60yr old mum died of it. Awful slow death!

Is a squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus deadly? My 60yr old mum died of it. Awful slow death!

See below: Squamous cell carcinoma if untreated is malignant cancer that can lead to death. If the location is not obvious, such as lung or oesophagus, it can be difficult to treat if not detected early. That being said, if it is caught early it can be treated successfully. ...Read more

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What are the causes of death to the mother during childbirth? I am pregnant and terrified of dying during birth.

What are the causes of death to the mother during childbirth? I am pregnant and terrified of dying during birth.

Preventable: causes are the most common including untreated infection, attempted abortion, unmanaged hypertension, blood clots, bleeding. Other causes include medical conditions unrelated to pregnancy that are coincidental but serious enough to cause death. Good prenatal care lessens the risk of all causes or maternal death. 99 % of maternal deaths occur in developing countries. ...Read more

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What is the risk of me getting severe botulism and dying in my lifetime?

What is the risk of me getting severe botulism and dying in my lifetime?

Zero (or close to 0): In the U.S., the cases of an adult getting botulism is about 1 in 10 million (severe cases or deaths from it are fewer than that, of course), which is essentially zero risk if a person is careful about what she eats. ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of dying during a heart transplant?

What kind of likelihood is there of dying during a heart transplant?

Transplant: If someone is sick enough to need a heart transplant, then the mortality is 100% without transplant. The surgery itself carries about 3-10 %ortality which is better than not having the transplant. ...Read more

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What's the sign of impending death from end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

What's the sign of impending death from end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

Similar to signs: Seen in other deaths- shortness breadth, hepatic coma (jaundice ; swelling(ascites). ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of dying of an atenalol overdose?

What is the likelihood of dying of an atenalol overdose?

Atenolol: If you don't take a massive dose of atenolol, you're unlikely to die from atenolol. To take a massive dose you'd have to be intending to take that dose as we usually give one atenolol pill a day. ...Read more