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What are the signs of impending death with diabetes?

What are the signs of impending death with diabetes?

Anything: Diabetes effects every organ in your body and increase your overall risk of death. The most common immediate cause is cardiac. ...Read more

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What are signs of approaching death in the elderly?

What are signs of approaching death in the elderly?

Varies . . .: I'm sorry that you have to ask this question b/c presumably you're about to lose someone close to you. Hopefully, hospice care has been engaged. Answer depends upon time frame, eg days to weeks to months. Check out https://www.caring.com/articles/signs-of-death & http://hospicefoundation.org/End-of-Life-Support-and-Resources/Coping-with-Terminal-Illness/Signs-of-Approaching-Death for 10 signs. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dying during heart transplant?

What are the chances of dying during heart transplant?

Very low: The chance of mortality during the procedure is very low. Nearly 90% of hearts are functioning at one year. There are some higher risk categories, but you should discuss this with your transplant team. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of getting delirium tremens?

What are the early signs of getting delirium tremens?

See below: Shakes and agitation are early signs but are often seen in alcohol withdrawal that does not proceed to dts. Confusion and hallucinations are more specific but these are no longer early signs. If yu have any signs of withdrawal, you need to be under medical care. ...Read more

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Am i in danger of developing anorexia? What are the signs of anorexia?

Am i in danger of developing anorexia? What are the signs of anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa: Do you feel fat even though others tell you you're not? Are you terrified of weight gain? Do you hide your eating habits from others? Do you starve yourself, compulsively exercise, or purge when you’re feeling bad about yourself -- and feel powerful when you accomplish these things? Are family and friends concerned about your weight loss, eating habits, or appearance? More yeses = more likely. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of a heart attack?

What are the warning signs of a heart attack?

Heart attack: Sudden chest pain-often described as discomfort (tightness or pressure like) in upper chest associated with radiation to jaw or arm, with sweating/shortness of breath/lightheadedness. Any or all of these features can indicate a heart attack. This classic presentation, however, is only described in a third of cases. Atypical chest pain/ or no symproms occur in 2/3 patients. ...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 are the chances of dying from gunshot wound?

What are the chances of dying from gunshot wound?

Where?: clearly it depends on where one was shot. Heart ? Pretty high. Brain. ? Also high. Little toe? Not so high ...Read more

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What are warning signs of meningitis?

What are warning signs of meningitis?

Do you mean symptoms: Fever, headache, increased sensitivity to light and sound, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in thinking, level of consciousness, and so on. If you think you are getting meningitis go see a doctor asap instead of trying to diagnose yourself. ...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 are warning signs of a failing heart?

What are warning signs of a failing heart?

Subtle: The first warning will be that you cannot keep up with your usual pace doing fitness activities without getting winded. The first symptom is often mild nausea, no one knows why. If you suddenly feel breathless when lying down and must sit up, or if your shoes are tight at the end of the day, you have been warned. Caught early, heart failure may be easy to reverse. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs of early stage anorexia?

What are the signs of early stage anorexia?

Obsessions: Early symptoms of anorexia usually include increasing obsession with one's weight and compulsive exercise. This is followed by intentional weight loss and attempts to conceal the weight loss by wearing baggy or oversized clothing. The individual will begin to develop a distorted body image thinking they are fat. This is a serious illness with high mortality. Treatment should be started early. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dying from hodgkins lymphoma?

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What are the chances of dying from hodgkins lymphoma?

Low: Hodgkin's lymphoma is treatable and curable disease in majority cases. With the treatment that we have for hodgkin's lymphoma , if treated appropriately, the risk for dying from hodgkin's lymphoma is low- approximately about 1 in 400 will have hodgkin's lymphoma 1:2000 will die from it. Off course, the prognosis will depend on the stage, and biology of the cancer as well as overall condition of pt. ...Read more

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What are the early warning signs of heart disease in women ?

What are the early warning signs of heart disease in women ?

CAD in women: Often women have the same symptoms as men, however, women can more frequently than men have atypical symptoms such as nausea, shortness of breath or heart failure. This is because women develop heart disease at an older age and with other illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease. In women ther may be no early warning symptoms of heart disease. ...Read more

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What’s the chance of dying from sickle cell disease before reaching puberty?

What’s the chance of dying from sickle cell disease before reaching puberty?

Low: A well managed, well controlled sickle cell disease patient should have a live expentancy past their 5th decade of life. This is obviously in patients/children that are receiving the specialized and up-to-date medical care they need. Complications and early mortality is a possibility, but so it is dying in a car accident or getting the flu. ...Read more

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What are early signs of hepatitis c?

What are early signs of hepatitis c?

Depends: After someone is exposed to hcv, most people have no symptoms. It is called a "silent epidemic" because people can live 20 - 40 years with no symptoms, or maybe just feeling tired, while the hcv is causing liver damage. Since many people were infected in the 1960-1980's, they have already experienced damage. This is why everyone born between 1945-1965 should be tested. ...Read more

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What are warning signs of male anorexia?

What are warning signs of male anorexia?

The same: The signs of anorexia are the same for men and women. Essentially, it is denying oneself of nutrition, losing weight so that you are well below a healthy weight for your height, both coupled with the belief that you are not thin enough. Anorexia can be a very serious condition. Other things can cause a poor appetite and weight loss, such as depression or a medical problem. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are early signs of hiv? when a person starts showing signs of hiv?

What are early signs of hiv? when a person starts showing signs of hiv?

ARS symptoms: Early HIV infection is called acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). Symptoms occur in about 2/3 of newly infected people, usually start 1-2 weeks after infection: sore throat, fever, lymph node swellings in several places, skin rash (non-itchy pink spots), mouth sores. Usually only some, but fever almost always. ARS is a poor indicator of new HIV; identical symptoms with many minor health conditions. ...Read more

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What are the odds of dying from myoma?

What are the odds of dying from myoma?

Very low: A myoma is also called a fibroid. It is very rare to have a cancer develop in one of these, although it is possible. Up to 70% of women have myomas. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an impending heart attack?

What are the signs of an impending heart attack?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more