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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any diseases that kill young people, but you can't easily detect because there are no visual symptoms?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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