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Septo Optic Dysplasia Life Expectancy
Multiple Variants: Babies with sod have underdevelopment of the nerve that transmits information on how you "see" from the eye to the brain. Some kids may have few vision problems to have no vision. Since it is part of the brain development that is affected, other issues may be an anomaly in the part of the brain that regulates some hormones. Some kids may have seizures. Many children with sod have very normal lives. ...Read more
What to do if a friends baby has septo-optic dysplasia and someone told her to try pomegranate juice.?
No effect: This condition should be followed by a neurologist or a neuro-ophthalmologist. There is no evidence that pomegranate juice has any effect on this, but if your friend is convinced it would help there is no harm using it and it might be better if you do not say anything about this. ...Read more
A friend's baby has septo optic dysplasia and have recently started having seizures. What should they avoid doing so seizures won't happen again?
Complex situation: Numerous developmental problems of the brain are tied to having seizures. There's no known way to PREVENT seizures (except taking medication) since malformations can't be reversed. I'd suggest simply advise to follow all doctors' advice, go to all followup appointments, take all medications for seizure on time, and nurture the baby. For a 1-1 consult please write to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
A friends baby has septo-optic dysplasia and someone told her to try pomegranate juice. Is that a good remedy?
Tastes good: This may be tasty to drink but will have no effect on septo-optic dysplasia. ...Read more
Could optic nerve edema which resulted in permanent partial vision loss be caused by fibromuscular dysplasia.?
"when fibromuscular dysplasia develops in the arteries that supply blood to the brain (carotid arteries), the condition can cause neurological symptoms, including the following:
blurred vision or vision loss
dizziness (vertigo)headacheneck pain
ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
fibromuscular dysplasia that affects the carotid arteries can cause serious complications, such as stroke"--mayo. ...Read more
This disease has been diagnosed in about 300-500 people and is known as a disease entity only since 2005. Life expectancy is expected to increase like in Marfan's syndrome with improved awareness and medical progress.
Due to the high risk of death from aortic aneurysm rupture, patients should be followed closely.
A valuable resource for this is
http://www. Loeysdietz. Org/index. Ph. ...Read more
Happier life: More likely to have a happy partner & stay together which in itself is known to increase life expectancy. Also less likely ever to contemplate ending your own life. I personally prefer to spend time with humerous people! ...Read more
Normal: If the craniofacial abnormalities are addressed then the life expectancy can be otherwise normal. ...Read more
Can be fatal.:
Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an African child dies from Malaria every minute. Risks of death are higher in people w AIDS, young children, pregnant women & their fetuses & in people from non-endemic areas.
See: http://www. Who. Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/ ...Read more
3.5 years: 3.5 years is the median survival in studies that look at groups of people with angiosarcoma. However, each person with angiosarcoma may do much better or much worse. It depends on where the tumor started, the stage of the tumor at diagnosis, and the age and general health of the person. Sadly, it is a very aggressive type of cancer. ...Read more
Not good: Diabetes alone is a major cardiovascular risk factor, equivalent to having had a previous heart attack. Smoking and excess alcohol intake are independant risk factors for heart and lung disease. When you add them all together, the risk is multiplied. One can never predict when someone will die, but clearly, the more risk factors, the more likely something bad will happen. ...Read more
Dialysis life span: Dialysis patients patients live for a shorter period of time than do their age-matched controls not on dialysis. At the age of 18, you should definitely see if you can get a renal transplant from a family member or go on a cadaveric list to obtain one. A transplant will give you the most normal life possible when compared to either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Speak to a transplant team. ...Read more
Life after LVAD: A study in the new england journal of medicine, n engl j med 2007; 357:885-896, august 30, 2007, overall survival among all enrollees was 52% at 1 year, vs 25% on medical therapy alone. Survival for patients still awaiting transplant or not elegible and continuing to receive pump support was 89% at 1 month, 75% at 6 months, and 68% at 12 months. Lvad. ...Read more
Depends: It is always difficult to determine life expectancy of anyone with any type of chronic illness like hiv/aids. There are very good anti-hiv medications, which can extend life. Many of my patients who have had full-blown aids are still living 20+ years, but some have also died soon after diagnosis. It ultimately depends on one's immune system and how quickly they can recover before getting sick. ...Read more
Cancer: Life expectancy can vary depending on the degree of involvement. Please speak with your urologist and oncologist. ...Read more
Variable: This condition like many has a broad spectrum of severity. Different hearts are affected differently. Affect on ejection fraction has a major impact on symptoms and longevity additionally one must be sure the diagnosis is correct. Consult with a cardiologist who is well versed in cardiomyopathies. ...Read more
Chronic bronchitis: Life expectancy would depend upon the cause, severity and adequacy of management of chronic bronchitis and its affects on the pulmonary function of the person affected. Although sure that all factors taken into consideration would reduce the overall live-expectancy over those without this condition, each individual is different. We all die of something. ...Read more
Depends on control: If you ask an actuarialist they will likely say it is decreased compared to normal, but they are looking at populations of people, many of whom do not take care of themselves. If you maintain good diabetes control (hba1c <7%), avoid hypoglycemia, have good BP control, diet, and exercise, there is every reason to believe your life expectancy is the same as a non-diabetic. ...Read more
Do u know how severe a curve you have? And if it is affecting you in other ways? What other health issues do you have?
Those that will decide if it is going to effect your life expectancy or not.
Good luck. ...Read more
Normal: These women appear no different from any other and have no special problems. ...Read more
Metabolic Syndrome: Obesity is associated with the metabolic syndrome: Insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, reduced hdl-cholesterol levels, elevated triglycerides, and hypertension. It promotes disease in the vessels of the brain, neck, heart, aorta, kidneys, pelvic & stomach organs, and legs. Sleep apnea and arthritis are other problems related to obesity. Together, these conditions affect longevity. ...Read more
It depends: On whether the individual has underlying diseases that might make the infection worse or affect mortality as well. ...Read more
Usually many yrs: Many pts survive many years with this diagnosis./ your doctor likely discussed the genetic tests and blood work that can help define the rate of progression expected with current therapy. A small percentage have a rapid course of disease. ...Read more
No one fixed answer:
The real risk depends on other comorbid conditions such as the state of coronary and peripheral vessels, the condition of the cardiovascular system
, the presense of diabetes and lipid levels.
Also how compliant the patient is with thier medications and folow up with neurlogist pcp and cardiologist. ...Read more
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