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What is the worst way to die these days?

What is the worst way to die these days?

Alone: There are many painful ways to die. Most of my patients fear dying alone. So - dying alone might be one of the worst ways to die. ...Read more

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Is cirrhosis of the liver considered the worst way to die?

Is cirrhosis of the liver considered the worst way to die?

Not the worst: If you've ever watched "the tudors" or "braveheart, " you'll see that there are worse ways to die. Cirrhosis is no picnic though, especially when complicated by ascites (fluid in the abdomen) and esophageal varices (which can cause massive GI bleeding), hepatic encephalopathy is less unpleasant, as it causes progressive somnolence and eventual coma. ...Read more

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Why do I every day have fear of dieing it is ruining my everyday life im constantly fear the worst I have 3 children and im scared im going to die?

Why do I every day have fear of dieing it is ruining my everyday life im constantly fear the worst I have 3 children and im scared im going to die?

This lists you as: Having an anxiety disorder. Do you have an obsessive compulsive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? It also shows that you receive behavioral therapy but doesn't specify further ; show no medications. If you have not worked with a therapist who does cognitive behavioral therapy - that may be quite beneficial. Also consider seeing a psychiatrist for medication if therapy alone isn't working. ...Read more

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Having anxiety problems become worst in the future ?? How can I stop them ? I get scared about the world , life , & death.

Having anxiety problems become worst in the future ?? How can I stop them ? I get scared about the world , life , & death.

Therapy: Provided your doc has ruled out medical causes, please pick up the phone and call your regular doctor to see a therapist who specializes in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy- most effective and well published and recognized type) to treat your anxiety and see them asap. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm a masochist who is chocked(not long enough to die)and has her breasts squeezed HARD during sex. What is the worst thing that can happen from this?

I'm a masochist who is chocked(not long enough to die)and has her breasts squeezed HARD during sex. What is the worst thing that can happen from this?

Sexual masochism: ...falls under the psychiatric sexual disorders category of paraphilias. Pertinent to your case, a particularly dangerous method is hypoxyphilia (near-asphyxiation) caused by reducing oxygen level in the brain. This results in the accidental death of one or two per million people per year. Recommend the following link: www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/sexual-masochism ...Read more

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Temporal arteritis. What is the worst thing that can happen if untreated? Do you stroke and die?

Temporal arteritis. What is the worst thing that can happen if untreated?  Do you stroke and die?

Death: You may go blind or you could go on to get an aneurysm that could rupture and kill you or you could have a stroke and die. All of these are possible if you leave this untreated. None of these will automatically occur but these are some of the possible outcomes of untreated temporal arteritis. ...Read more

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How can I help my pregnant wife with her panic attacks and anxiety she reads into everything online and believes the worst case situation and thinks she is going to die or go crazy every time she has a panic attack and she has 3-4 a day

How can I help my pregnant wife with her panic attacks and anxiety she reads into everything online and believes the worst case situation and thinks she is going to die or go crazy every time she has a panic attack and she has 3-4 a day

Having : Having three to four panic attacks per day is a high frequency. If is not uncommon for someone experiencing a pain attack to believe that they are going crazy or that they are going to die. Panic attacks do not kill people, but with that said, she must be feeling miserable. Please encourage her to see a psychiatrist and / or a clinical psychologist. There are helpful treatments that do not involve use of psychiatric medications such as cognitive behavioral therapy, deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation. However, with the described frequency and intensity of her panic attacks, she may need to consider taking medication. It is always the woman's choice if she elects to take medication and it should be discussed with both her obstetrician and her psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and OCD about my heart rate and blood pressure. Can your heart beat go so fast you die? often when I see it higher this the worst fear.

I have anxiety and OCD about my heart rate and blood pressure. Can your heart beat go so fast you die? often when I see it higher this the worst fear.

Catch 22: anxiety and stress will elevate the heart rate and blood pressure. Have you gotten your heart and blood pressure checked out by your doc? To allay your worries, why not get a check up to ensure all is ok. Take care, variations in heart rate through the day are common even in healthy ppl. ...Read more

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Sister is fifteen years old & smokes pot once every 2 weeks. Is this bad or can increase blood clots? What could happen to her? Death? What the worst?

Sister is fifteen years old & smokes pot once every 2 weeks. Is this bad or can increase blood clots? What could happen to her? Death? What the worst?

SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Smoking pot is not good. It is the gateway to other drugs. It can affect your heart, it can alter your mind causing delusions and hallucinations. It can cause mental illness. Please advise her to quit before it is too late. ...Read more