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Doctor insights on: What Disease That Can Kill You When Your Eighteen

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What disease that can kill you when your eighteen?

What disease that can kill you when your eighteen?

Anything: Pretty much any disease. The most common cause of death in this age group is accidents, though. Infectious diseases, including HIV are fairly prevalent. Cancer has "gotten younger" as well as some cardiovascular diseases. Drug and alcohol abuse are high on the list if not second. ...Read more

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Is dehydration a disease that can kill you?

Is dehydration a  disease that can kill you?

Yes: Patients (mostly children) often die in third world countries from diarrheal diseases, not because of the infection but because of the dehydration caused by the diarrhea and poor access to clean drinking water. Without proper hydration, the organs shut down especially the kidneys and brain. With electrolyte abnormalities, it is possible to have abnormal heart rhythms which can lead to death. ...Read more

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What is a type of lung disease that can kill at a young age?

What is a type of lung disease that can kill at a young age?

Cystic fibrosis: Though CF is a systemic disease, it is usually the pulmonary manifestations that are fatal. Many CF patients now live into adulthood. ...Read more

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What diseases kill within a year?

What diseases kill within a year?

Many things: There are too many things to list. Serious infections. Multiple types of cancer (lung, pancreas, brain, leukemia, etc). Diabetes untreated. Organ failure untreated (heart, liver, kidney). Brain traumatic injury. Stroke. Severe emphysema. Some neuromuscular diseases. Etc. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases that kill young people, but you can't easily detect because there are no visual symptoms?

Are there any diseases that kill young people, but you can't easily detect because there are no visual symptoms?

Sure.: An example would be congenital cardiac defects that can go unrecognized until puberty or adulthood and can lead to sudden death (e.g. Athletes dropping dead on the practice field in the news). ...Read more

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I cant stop worrying about diseases that will kill us, me, friends, etc. can I get some good news on killer diseases?

I cant stop worrying about diseases that will kill us, me, friends, etc. can I get some good news on killer diseases?

Health anxiety: This is fairly common and CBT therapists are often able to help you learn what you need to know and do to manage it. You won't be surprised to hear that a consciously healthy life style is a good start. Avoiding obvious risks and healthy diet, exercise, leisure and solid relationships are all beneficial. Check into finding a therapist you trust. ...Read more

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Will hodgkin's disease kill me?

Will hodgkin's disease kill me?

Its possible: Most hodgkin's disease patients are cured. It depends on the stage of the disease. Even advanced stages have 70 percent cure rates. The disease is very sensitive to chemotherapy and radiation and therefore cure rates are high. But not 100 percent and some patients do recur and despite aggressive treatment like bone marrow transplant for recurred patients some people do die of the disease. ...Read more

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How does erdheim-chester disease kill a person?

Organ failure.: Erdheim-chester disease is a rare disorder in which cells called histiocytes accumulate in the loose connective tissue of the organs. It causes the tissues to become thick, dense and fibrotic. The disease is debilitating. Death results, if not properly treated, from organ failures. ...Read more

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How long does it take for huntingtons disease to kill u?

How long does it take for huntingtons disease to kill u?

Decades: Most patients with huntington's disease develop symptoms in their 40's or 50's, although for some it is much earlier or later. Once symptoms are present the disease course is somewhat unpredictable, but most patients will survive for many years. Here is a site with resources regarding this disease: www.Hdsa.Org. ...Read more