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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
Probably a lot: Depression is thought to be related to levels of neurotransmitters in the brain which is why people use the term "chemical imbalance". This is genetically determined. Someone genetically vulnerable to becoming depressed may not become depressed unless something happens in their life that causes them great stress or sadness. So circumstances in one's personal life can definitely have an impact. ...Read more
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
None directly: Coughing up blood can be from inflammation of lungs, breathing tubes, cancers, other. The problems that can cause this are more common as you get older (but not related to age per se), and not directly related to sex. Can vary with smoking history, infections, some autoimmune disorders (more common in women), etc. ...Read more
Can be 100: Having HTN is not a death sentence! your first question should be why do I have HTN and then do something about it. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you discover cause of your HTN like heavy metal toxicity and fix it! don't just take pills you'll need forever! add magnesium glycinate am and pm to help as we are all deficient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the medical definition of heredity and the environment in regards to impacting human traits?
Heredity: heredity passed down from your parents environment what you eat live and breath and where /how you live. Great google question. ...Read more
Up to >14 years.: The answer to this question differs with the affected individual, as no two cases are alike. However, it has been determined that the mean life expectancy after diagnosis is 7 years, with few cases (3%) living more than 14 years. It is still hard to be clear on this since individuals may have had alzheimer's for some time before diagnosis. ...Read more
What is a bipolar personality and how does it affect a persons quality of life in the absence of doctor medication (by choice)?
Relationship Turmoil: You are a caring Person! There is No Diagnosis of Bipolar Personality. Diagnosis of Personality Disorder can only be made by a Psychiatrist or Psychologist in the office. Feel good about your concern for the person; you can express your concern about the person’s quality of life on a nice card for the New Year. ...Read more
What is the average cardiac calcium score for a male aged 35-45 regardless of overall health? Can a score be reduced with diet, exercise, & time?
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
What is the life expectancy for someone with staph infection of the lungs? This person has been on life support for 2 1/2 weeks
Can not say but poor: Can not comment without knowing more details but prognosis is poor but not hopeless if thats all the person has. ...Read more
GlobalHealth.gov: Would probably be best resource to find this out. Good luck. ...Read more
A person who is on life support on a respiratory, can they sit up and converse/talk with others? From what i read, life support is similar to being in a coma, half alive and half not. What are the conditions of the person who is put on life support, who
A : A person on a ventilator (a machine that pushes air into his or her lungs) is usually very ill and would not be able to communicate very well, much less sit up in bed. However, that's not always the case. It is certainly possible for a person to be awake, alert, and aware, and yet not have the strength required to breath independently. In such cases, the person could definitely communicate (by writing notes). ...Read more
Varies: Has a genetic mutation been discovered? There are several different types and it would be worthwhile finding whether one of these is present -- both for prognosis, and as information for the family. I'd try to answer this first, and even then, no one can predict months-or-years beyond giving a range / survival curves. Best wishes. ...Read more
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