Patient discussion about complicated

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Q. What Are the Complications of Obesity?

Why is obesity so dangerous? What are the possible complications of being obese?
AExcessive body weight has been shown to predispose to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep disturbances (sleep apnea) and osteoarthritis. Obesity is one of the major risk factors for developing a heart attack, as well as hypertension and stroke. It is also a risk factor for breast, colon, prostate cancer and other malignancies. It is known that losing weight helps to reduce the risk of suffering from these diseases.

Q. What Are the Complications of Alcoholism?

What is the damage and complications cause by alcoholism?
A1the complications very by each individual,everyone is different,but alcoholism it not only hurts you, but it hurts everyone around you also,your playing with a loaded gun.
A2I'm sorry, I meant it can cause death.
A3Bratbaby, alcohol is not equal to death. It has it's very bad effects on body systems, that is correct, and it has addictive influence and people become tolerable as they drink more and more, and can bring themselves to life threatening situations. However, it does NOT mean drinking any amount of alcohol will make you die, that's simply not true.

Q. What are the complications of osteoarthritis?

I have been suffering from osteoarthritis for over a year now. What are the complications of this disease?
A1Osteoarthritis, as other chronic arthritic diseases, has a very debilitating influence, due to the great pain people often suffer from. It sometimes becomes impossible to walk or stand up, and thus it lead to less movement, weight gain, development of blood clots and venous stasis. The emotional stress can be very debilitating as well.
A2The complications of osteoarthritis are mainly related to dealing with chronic pain. This can be difficult and result in depression. Communicating with other patients and caregivers can be helpful, as can maintaining a positive attitude. People who take control of their treatment, communicate with their health care provider, and actively manage their arthritis experience can reduce pain and improve function. Immobility as the disease progresses can be a very debilitating complication, and result in higher risk to development of blood clots.
A3the biggest risk is falling down and breaking bones..my grandma broke her hip. it is actually a life threatening accident. if you fall there's a bigger chance you'll break bones that don't break easily - like hip and thigh bones. those have a massive amount of blood vessels that will rip open and you can absolutely bleed to death.

Q. What are the Complications of Appendicitis?

Why is it so important to operate and remove the appendix when diagnosed with acute appendicitis? Are there complications to this situation?
A1Surgery is performed immediately (within hours) when a patient is diagnosed with acute appendicitis, mainly to avoid the life threatening complications that may occur, ranging from diffused peritonitis (infalmmation of the entire abdominal cavity) to blood sepsis and in severe and rare cases even death. Surgical removal is a relatively simple procedure and its benefits outweigh the risks.
A2It is important to do an "appendectomy" (surgery for the removal of the inflamed appendix) when diagnosed with acute appendicitis, because this situation very rarely heals with conservative treatmen.It is known today that the risk of developing complications is much higher the longer you wait, therefore nowadays immediate surgery is done. Complications can still happen in some cases, for instance developing abscess, rupture, adhesions of the abdomen or even sepsis (diffused blood infection).

Q. What kind of health complications I should expect if I have Psoriasis?

i recently was diagnosed with Plaque Psoriasis- will it affect other organs in my body? Are there any complications I should worry about?
APatients suffering from psoriasis may also suffer from arthritis of various type, and also accelerated atherosclerosis (i.e. heart diseases). However, I don't think that the approach should what should you worry about, but rather you may consult your doctor to see what you can do to control the disease and maybe feel better about it.

Take care,

Q. What complications have you had with gestational diabetes?

I have just found out that I have gestational diabetes and I am over 37 weeks pregnant. It has gone undiagnosed and we have found out that I why my baby is so large. She is already 8 pounds 12 ounces based on the ultra sound. My concerns are now with my baby and I want her to be healthy. Any personal experiences would be great!
A1Thanks for the help..
A2About complications, all you have to do is read this:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gestational-diabetes/DS00316/DSECTION=complications
A3I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy. The only real difficulty was a very long labor due to a large baby. A large baby is probably all you will have to deal with. If the baby is too large you may end up with a C-section so prepare for that. Don't worry, you will probably both be fine.

Q. What complications are most common during pregnancy?

Athat you worry about the complications that you could have. take it easy! why do you see only problems now instead to be happy about the new surprise? you are a great girl and you can handle it for example with a good acoucheuse. the more happy you are, the better feelings you will give to your baby!

ask this lady for example who is a professional mid-wife:

http://www.naturalscience.org/html/natural_birth.html

she has perhaps something good to tell you.

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