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What Is The Average Life Expectancy Of A Person
78-ish...but: The average life expectancy for an american is about 78, but that is just a statistic. You control some factors that help determine your personal life expectancy- smoking, obesity and inactivity will shorten your life span, while eating more fruits/vegetables, watching your weight and increasing your physical activity will lengthen your life span and hopefully add to your quality of life too. ...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
What is the average life expectancy for a person with pancreatic cancer and who had the whipple procedure?
Lymph nodes: The most important variable for survival for patients after the whipple procedure (provided they survive the surgery itself, and presuming that the cancer has been completely removed) has generally been lymph node involvement. This is generally the best indication that the pancreatic cancer has or has not spread beyond the initial site. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genetic disorder: Rare disorder multiple systems involved apearance of face and body demonstrates poor developement. Loss of hearing , diabetes , heart failure, aortic valve abnormalities , high blood pressure, just to name a few issues. Life expectancy depends on early diagnosis and intense treatment and follow up. It can be normal except if there heart defect that is serious. ...Read more
Are there statistics on how much average life expectancy is shortened by loss of the spleen? The person is a sixty-year old female who lost her splee
Should be normal: A small study showed that life expectancy after splenectomy is normal. That of course depends on the underlying illness dictating the need for splenectomy. Be sure that pneumonia vaccine, meningitis vaccine are taken. These vaccines help prevent severe infections which can occur after seen removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have MRSA ands it just spread through out my body what is the average life expectancy of living with mrsa
Depends: If treatable then life expectancy good if not you could die quickly. ...Read more
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