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What is the relationship between race and health as measured by life expectancy?

What is the relationship between race and health as measured by life expectancy?

Great question!: This has been recently studied. There is no difference in potential life expectancy between the races. In the real world, other factors such as poverty shorten life expectancy in some racial groups but not because of their genes. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is level 4 cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

How harmful for your health is level 4 cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

Depends: Cirrhosis = stage 4 fibrosis, and can be "compensated" or decompensated-- like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), bleeding varices, liver cancer (hcc). Many people live many years with cirrhosis, but with the complications above, life expectancy can be lower, but transplant can fix this! see a liver doctor who can discuss the above with you. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a man in good general health with cml x 6 years in remission with gleevec (imatinib) 400mgs po qd.?

What is the life expectancy of a man in good general health with cml x 6 years in remission with gleevec (imatinib) 400mgs po qd.?

Good: From the study, about 70-75% people are still being on Gleevec (imatinib) and still on complete remission for over 12 years now. In addition to gleevec, (imatinib) we have 3 other medications available- i.e. Dasatinib ( sprycel), nilotinib ( tasigna) and the newest one- bosutinib ( bosulif) that you can use if needed. So, i will say that for a leukemia, the life expectancy in CML is actually pretty good. ...Read more

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My uncle is 72, has ephysema, no longer smokes, & needs a lung transplant, but his health is too poor to survive surgery. What is his life expectancy?

My uncle is 72, has ephysema, no longer smokes, & needs a lung transplant, but his health is too poor to survive surgery. What is his life expectancy?

Unknown. : At 72 even in better health, he is probably not a candidate for a lung transplantation. Depending on the severity of the emphysema, he may be a candidate for lung volume reduction surgery although this is not recommended in patients with severe disease. Medications are recommended and should be continued. No one can actually predict life expectancy with copd. Lack of smoking, good nutrition. ...Read more

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Which is the relationship between mental health and mental hygiene?

Mental Health: Refers basically to our state of emotional wellness where as mental hygiene is about how we take care of ourself emotionally. ...Read more

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How big is the relationship between sleeping disorders and psychological health?

How big is the relationship between sleeping disorders and psychological health?

Big: There is a significant relationship between insomnia and mental health. For those with both insomnia and a mood disorder, about a third developed the insomnia first. Anxiety in particular appears to have a strong relationship with insomnia. Here are some references: http://j.Mp/uctmid and http://j.Mp/uctuya. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between health and recreation?

What is the relationship between health and recreation?

4+: Recreation (re-creation) means that you are diverting from the serious issues of life to play. It creates a necessary "balance" that is an essential thing for all of us. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between a balanced diet and muscle health?

What is the relationship between a balanced diet and muscle health?

Balanced Diet: Balanced Diet includes, Protein, Fat, Carbohydrate, Vitamins, Minerals and Anti-oxidants. Balanced Diet includes Grains, Lentils, Beans, Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Fish and Meats. Balanced Diet is good for muscle health and Total Health ...Read more

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Is having relationship with once partner an exercise? What are the health implications for having relationship on daily bases?

Is having relationship with once partner an exercise? What are the health implications for having relationship on daily bases?

Usually minimal: While one engages in sexual intercourse, some calories are consumed, unless you are going at it for hours and very vigorous, u it would be minimal calories burned. Sex is an activity but is not really considered exercise. ...Read more

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Could being in an abusive relationship affect your health?

Could being in an abusive relationship affect your health?

Yes, stress /abuse: Takes it's toll. I don't agree with previous statement to "accept the abuse". If you are involved in a toxic relationship would recommend either mutually working to make it healthier or leaving it. ...Read more

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