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What Happens In The Stages Of Menopause
End-stage...: In the final stages of copd, the patient is typically bed-bound due to severe shortness of breath present even at rest and which worsens with even minimal activity. They require supplemental oxygen at all times. Eventually, they cannot breathe effectively and they become unconscious due to the build-up of carbon dioxide which they cannot exhale. Then, death occurs. Avoid smoking to prevent this.. ...Read more
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
There is no final ..: No final page per se, with the array of new drugs, and surgery, most patients will do very well. Enbrel, humira, remicade, (infliximab) and more conventional drugs, either alone, or in combination, can control most patients, without need for surgery! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more
Andropause: In men over 45 testosterone levels can decrease to much lower than they were as young men. This is called andropause. Many men will have fatigue, grumpiness, loss of muscle and stamina, and loss of sex drive. Symptoms should be evaluated for consideration of testosterone replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Survival, but.....: Used to be, the short answer was simply survival risk with stage 1 having the best prognosis and stage IV the worst. While stages 1/2 still have the highest survival rates but improved surgical techniques and chemotherapy and i'd add lifestyle changes, have leveled the playing field greatly. Colon cancer, even advanced is often quite treatable. ...Read more
Cancer and pain: When cancer has progressed to the point it is eroding into other tissues, like nerves, it can be extremely painful and difficult to control. If it has spread to the bones this can also be very painful, like having a broken bone. Radiation is a good tool to use to decrease pain. There are lots of different pain meds that work well too. It's important to stay ahead of the pain, be proactive! ...Read more
See below: When you start your menstrual period, a new egg is developing into a follicle or cyst. This cyst produces estrogen which makes your lining grow. About 2 weeks later, your egg releases. The cyst now produces progesterone. If you dont get pregnant the Progesterone decreases and you start a new menstrual period. If pos pregnant, then no period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puberty: Girls usually have breast development first, approximately 2 years before they start their periods. The fastest growth time is the 2 years before and 2 years after the beginning of menses. After breast development (which can progress gradually), girls will develop underarm hair and pubic hair. They will start getting more curves, gaining some body fat (which is essential to adequate estrogen). ...Read more
What is metastasis and at what stage during the devolopment of lung cancer does it start to occur?
Distant spread: A tumor is said to have metastasized when it spreads to a distant site through lymphatics or blood vessels. The molecular changes in the tumor associated with ability to metastasize vary with different tumors and are not clearly defined. In some types of lung cancers, metastases can occur even before cancer becomes detectable by x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the stages of cardiomyopathy? And what are the symptoms of each stage? Can it be diagnosed in the early stages?
No stages: There are no stages. It's diagnosed by measuring the ejection fraction (which is the blood ejected in a single beat). Normal is 55%. Less than 55% is cardiomyopathy. Mild, moderate, & severe are often used to describe. There may be no symptoms. Breathlessness with exertion and easy fatiguability are early symptoms. Echocardiography is the test of choice to diagnose it. Cause is looked for next. ...Read more
Subtle: The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. Nevertheless, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. The best way to diagnose breast cancer early is to have routine screening mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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