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3.5 years: 3.5 years is the median survival in studies that look at groups of people with angiosarcoma. However, each person with angiosarcoma may do much better or much worse. It depends on where the tumor started, the stage of the tumor at diagnosis, and the age and general health of the person. Sadly, it is a very aggressive type of cancer. ...Read more
Can be normal: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more
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No data about this: Life expectancy is generally reduced but there is no data available to tell us how much it is reduced. It depends on the complications of the disease, especially if there are cardiac problems. ...Read more
Humph: The bode index scoring I know of is a 0-3, and does correlate with life expectancy in people with copd, so I am confused about a score of 8 and do not know how to answer your question. ...Read more
The neuromyelitis in Devic's disease usually affects the OPTIC NERVES the effect on life expectancy is minimal!
Hopefully TREATMENT will improve the QUALITY of life (not just the QUANTITY. New treatments for MS and ALS (Lou gehrig's disease) are "in the works!!! "
Hope this helps and Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more
Ivad: This may mean different things in different medical specialities. Please spell it out. ...Read more
Depends: There are many factors that effect life expectancy including the patients underlying health and the stage of lymphoma. For example lymphoma that is slower growing and has not spread is a better case than a lymphoma that is aggressive and has spread to multiple organs. Hard to answer that question without more information. ...Read more
Unsually normal: It was previously thought that ms could shorten lifespan by about 8 yrs, but a study looking at interferon treatment suggests that lifespan can be normal if ms patients are treated with dmt's over a period of time. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the body system that is involved. If it is limited to the eyes and mouth, then the life expectancy should be normal, with uveitis and apthous stomatitis as chronic illnesses. However, if there is heart or lung involvement, with aneurysmal dilation of vessels within these vital structures, a person could end up in early heart or respiratory failure, shortening the life expectancy. ...Read more
Near normal: The disorder can be of varying severity, but robust treatment options are available, including recombinant drugs and gene therapy. If severity is low and resistance to drugs do not develop life expectancy is near normal. ...Read more
Comorbities: Dialysis keeps people with severe kidney disease from dying of kidney failure. People on dialysis will all die from diseases other than renal failure. Life expectancy is typically related to how healthy the person is other than their kidney disease. I have patients that have lived more than 25 years on dialysis. The key is limiting cardiovascular risk and following the teams instructions. ...Read more
Age illnesses matter:
Using medicare data for dialysis patients life expectancy...
20yo male on dialysis 15.3years average
40yo male on dialysis 8.4 years average
60yo male on dialysis 4.6 years average
80yo male on dialysis 2.3 years average
females typically live longer than males. Illnesses and the reason for starting dialysis matter too. Transplant if patient qualifies offers greatest survival. Good luck. ...Read more
It really depends: This is a difficult question to answer. It really depends on the severity of the disease. Tracheal and aortic valve involvement can be a significant issue. As Prednisone is the basic therapy, an affected individual also has to deal with the long-term toxicities associated with Prednisone or other immunosuppressive therapies. ...Read more
Cancer: Life expectancy can vary depending on the degree of involvement. Please speak with your urologist and oncologist. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: "lymphoma" acrtually encompasses many different diagnoses. In general, lymphomas a very responsive to chemotherapy. Some, like hodgkin lymphoma are frequently curable, even in advanced stage. For some of the aggressive lymphomas, response depends on a number of factors, including age and stage, but still can do well. The low grade lymphomas are not curable, but many years of life are possible. ...Read more
My daughter has 22q11 deletion. One of the questions on here said that 38 was old for someone with di george. Is there an average life expectancy?
For genetic syndromes, things are changing rapidly. A child with a chromosomal disorder born 30 years ago would not have the life expectancy of a child born today with the same genetic disorder. There were many reasons children with 22q11.2 syndrome may have died in the past and most of these conditions are managed much better now and into the future. Life expectancy is constantly
improving. ...Read more
It depends: Survival in myeloma depends on a number of factors. First, is stage. Second is chromosomal abnormalities. Some have a good prognosis, others not so good. In general we think that myeloma is not usually curable with standard therapies, but survival is getting better with our newer agents, so that living 10 years is not unusual. Cure may be possible with allogeneic bone marrow transplant. ...Read more
Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer ...Read more
Variable: It is important to understand that the brain may dictate bodily function. If lisencephaly is part of miller-dieker syndrome death may occur before age 2, but sometimes infants may live longer. Remember if the patient cannot feed themselves and is bed-ridden-they are prone to pneumonia, infection-which may lead to an earlier death. Also important are other associated congenital abnormalities. ...Read more
Haven't seen numbers: Haven't seen any numbers on life expectancy of lennox-gastaut patients. Maybe nobody has collected and published that information. One website reported a 3%-7% mortality in patients over a 9 year period (that sounds like 1/2 % per year). The deaths were often due to accidents. In such disorders, if a person is watched and cared for closely, he can outlive parents, and die of other natural causes. ...Read more
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
Being a Young Man:
This is an interesting question from such a young man. There are often very few problems in a man in his twenties that would predict a shortened life span.
So, the generic answers would be avoid obesity, cigarettes, too much or too frequent alcohol, eat a diet high in proteins and low in sugars and to get regular cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more
Maybe: It's impossible to study, since people who take good care of themselves generally (good health habits) also do the things that promote happiness (organization, time management, work ethic, learn career and people skills). And why ask -- the fact that you wrote healthtap tells me you're more clever and smarter-living than most folks! Cheers. ...Read more
According to: SSA. Gov, average life expectancy for a male born today is 83 years, for a female 87 years. There is an interactive calculator on the site to estimate life expectancy based on age. ...Read more
Please clarify: What is "trimmer" and why is it thought to be deadly? ...Read more
This disease has been diagnosed in about 300-500 people and is known as a disease entity only since 2005. Life expectancy is expected to increase like in Marfan's syndrome with improved awareness and medical progress.
Due to the high risk of death from aortic aneurysm rupture, patients should be followed closely.
A valuable resource for this is
http://www. Loeysdietz. Org/index. Ph. ...Read more
Yes: The major funder of basic research in the usa is the nih. Many useful medical and scientific discoveries originate there and with their fund recipients. This includes a number of research pathways designed to increase health and longevity. As long as the budget is not cut by congress, this work can continue. ...Read more
Happier life: More likely to have a happy partner & stay together which in itself is known to increase life expectancy. Also less likely ever to contemplate ending your own life. I personally prefer to spend time with humerous people! ...Read more
Multiple reasons: Better education leads to better jobs with better access to health care, and health insurance. Better education equates with a healthier lifestyle, better nutrition, less smoking, less obesity, more physically active, less stress, safer neighborhoods. All these factors contribute to life span. ...Read more
Normal: If the craniofacial abnormalities are addressed then the life expectancy can be otherwise normal. ...Read more
My friend has a mild form of marphan syndrome. She takes her medication. What's her life expectancy?
Marfan syndrome: With excellent care, can be normal. Cardiac and vascular care by specialists is essential. ...Read more
At the age of 61 just diagnosed with i.P.F. What is the average life expectancy if I do what drs. Says?
Read this: If it is true, please read further... Best wishes! Http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/ipf/printall-index. Html. ...Read more
I have polychethima vera, diagnosed a year ago, I'm 32, I am untreated, can't afford it, I feel horrible every day. What is the life expectancy?
Ok...: You can easily donate some blood regularly.....that will keep things under control while you are tinkling with Obama care. ...Read more
I'm 45 yr old woman.9 mos ago I got hepA that progressed HE stage4 I came out of it and I've been living clean since. What is my life expectancy?
I'm sorry, there are: Really too many variables here to give you a meaningful answer. Your question suggests that you not only got hepatitis A but may have a degree of underlying liver disease due to toxins (alcohol/drugs). In general, hepatic encephalopathy is a bad prognostic sign but if you don't have serious chronic liver disease, it is potentially reversible. Your hepatologist can refine your prognosis for you. ...Read more
If not Picks, what? More behavior issues some memory. Now realize prbly had 5yrs or more. 4 mths past fall, extremely worse. Apprx life expectancy?
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