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Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How long does the average person live with heart failure?

A:

Heart failure is a serious condition which requires monitoring by your doctor and knowing how to handle flare ups in your symptoms. Once you are diagnosed with heart failure, your risk of dying from the disease is 10% each year, which means that over a five year span, 4-5 out of every 10 heart failure patients will die from the disease.

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Heart Failure Symptoms and Diagnosis

Dr. Dean Foti

Dr. Dean Foti

MD, FRCPC, Behavioural
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Are dementia and Alzheimer's the same thing?

A:

In a nutshell, Alzheimer's is a form of dementia. Alzheimer's is a disease that gradually causes worsening memory problems, and it can cause dementia symptoms. Dementia can also have other causes, like a bad head injury or a stroke.

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What is Dementia?

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

How long do topical retinoids take to clear up acne?

A:

It often takes several weeks for people to notice an improvement in their acne once they start using topical retinoids. The creams can actually cause a flare in your acne until 6 weeks go by, and then you likely start to notice an improvement. It is important to keep using the creams until you get past the initial increase in your acne, as they can be very helpful in controlling your acne.

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What Are Topical Retinoids for Acne?