• Alcoholism Mental Functioning
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    The Physical Effects of Alcohol on the Body Alcoholism is a disease which, in many cases, appears to be a genetically transmitted biochemical defect. However, in other instances, it appears to be caused by overwhelming bombardment of the physiology of the body by repeated episodes of heavy drinking resulting in the incapacity to handle alcohol normally. Psychological and / or social pressures may aggravate the disease. It is characterized by a typical progression of drinking behavior that requir...
  • Hepatitis C Blood Virus Liver
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    Hepatitis C has been referred to as a 'Silent Epidemic,' since it usually progresses slowly over many years. Most people who are infected with hepatitis C are not aware of any noticeable symptoms for as long as one to two decades after they are infected. In fact, by the time symptoms appear, the virus has probably already begun to damage the liver. If the liver is injured and stops functioning, death will always be the outcome (Lieber). Liver failure from chronic hepatitis C is one of the most c...
  • Some Effects Of Alcohol On The Body
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    Some Effects of Alcohol on the Body Alcohol can be helpful or harmful to the body depending upon the amount of alcohol consumed. Drinking in moderation increases life expectancy, reduces the likely hood of heart attacks and other diseases. Heavy drinking can lead to poor nutrition, liver disorders, strokes or heart attacks, and effect sexual desire and offspring. Although alcohol is usually considered harmful there is growing evidence of health benefits associated with moderate alcohol consumpti...
  • Alcohol Liver Damage Drink
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    Effects of Alcohol On Nutrition There are many affects alcohol has on nutrition, in people of all ages. Each year more than 100, 000 people die from alcohol related causes. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug dependence more than 13 million Americans abuse alcohol. There are different types of alcohol dependency psychologically dependent and physically dependent. If you crave alcohol, or feel distresses without it you are said to be psychologically dependent, if your body ch...
  • Acetaminophen Acetamino
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    Acetaminophen In the late 1800's it was discovered that papa-amino-phenol, could reduce fever, but the drug was too toxic to use. A less toxic extract called phenacetin was later found to be just as effective but also had pain-relieving properties. In 1949, it was learned that phenacetin was metabolized into an active but also less toxic drug, acetaminophen. Since then, acetaminophen has been sold under many over the counter brand names, most popular being Tylenol. Acetaminophen serves one basic...
  • Cirrhosis Of The Liver
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    The Three categories of disease are very different from one another. Communicable, Chronic and Degenerative and Hereditary and Genetic Disorders all have their own types of treatments and or cures and are all spread differently. Communicable diseases are diseases caused by pathogens that can be spread from one person or animal to another these diseases. These diseases are also called infectious diseases. The easiest way to prevent the spread of these diseases is to keep a clean environment and w...
  • The Liver Amino Acids
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    The Liver: Facts, Functions, and Structure of Justin Amos Anatomy/ Physiology October 24, 1997 Facts and Functions The liver is the largest organ in the entire, normal human body. It weighs anywhere from 2. 5 to 3. 3 pounds. With its large size it is also a very resilient organ. Up to 3/4 of its cells can be removed before is ceases to function. It is red-brown organ roughly shaped like a cone. The liver is located in the upper right abdominal cavity immediately beneath the diaphragm. Without t...
  • Hepatitis C Silent Epidemic
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    Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic Introduction Did you know that over two hundred million people are infected with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)? Unfortunately it is true, and twenty five thousand more are infected each year. Out of these victims, three are acquaintances of mine. They are why I chose to research this Silent Epidemic. In this paper you will not only learn about the virus itself, but also ways to recognize and prevent it. The goal of this is to prevent the further spread of this dis...
  • Hepatitis Liver Chronic Hcv
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    Introduction For my final paper, I will do research on Hepatitis C for recognition targeted towards technical publications as JAMA, New England Journal Of Medicine etc. Hepatitis C (HCV) causes inflammation of the liver and can cause liver damage leading to cirrhosis. Occasionally, liver cancer may develop. First called non-A non-B hepatitis, hepatitis C was discovered in the early 1970 s, but it wasnt until 1989 that testing for specific antibodies to the virus began. Each year, 15, 000 America...
  • Hepatitis Liver Virus Chronic
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    Hepatitis is a disorder involving inflammation of the LIVER. Symptoms include loss of appetite, dark urine, fatigue, and sometimes fever. The liver may become enlarged and JAUNDICE may occur, giving the skin a yellow tinge. Hepatitis may be acute or chronic. The acute form can subside after about two months or, rarely, can result in liver failure. Chronic carriers are at risk of lasting liver disease. Hepatitis A, once called infectious hepatitis, is the most common cause of acute hepatitis. Us...
  • Hepatitis Virus Hep Liver
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    Hepatitis In modern society when a person gets sick with the flu or a cold they will usually go about their normal routine with the exception of a sneeze or a cough throughout the day. Sometimes things can be more than what they appear to be. The symptoms start out like the flu with coughing, fever, aches, and vomiting. However, the disease gradually worsens with symptoms of extreme weakness and abdominal pain. By then it is usually too late when the person finds out that their liver is failing...
  • Hepatitis Infected Person
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    Hepatitis A, B, C Hepatitis is a medical disease, which causes inflammation of the liver; your liver is an organ on the right side of your abdomen. The liver purifies your blood. The Hepatitis C virus is the second behind alcoholism among causes of liver disease and is the leading reason for liver transplants. Hepatitis A is the first of the different viruses. Some of the symptoms of Hepatitis A are fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal pain. An estimated 100 people die from the Hepat...
  • Digestive Disorders Liver Amebic Dysentry
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    Digestive Disorders Amebic Dysentry is a disorder in which there is an accumulation of pus located in the liver. This is usually caused by an internal parasite or organism. When dealing with this liver disease there are a few symptoms to look out for. Jaundice, which is something that will make your skin and eyes go yellow is a symptom of Amebic Dysentry. Other symptoms to look out for are chills, a high fever, sweating, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain, possible joint pai...
  • Esld Patients Liver Aresld Treatment
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    How Should The Medical Field Handle Patients With Esld Caused By Alcohol Abuse In Regards To Liver Transplants How should the medical field handle patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) caused by alcohol abuse in regards to liver transplants This is the issue at hand within the writing of Alvin H. Moss and Mark Siegler, and the collective work of Carol Cohen and Martin Benjamin. Due to the scarcity of livers, the fact that they are a nonrenewable resource, and the expense of the lifesaving...
  • Clone A Human Cloning Liver Technology
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    Morality of cloning Today, the topic of cloning generates more argument then it has ever created before. The controversy over cloning is based, in part, on the fact that there are extreme opposing viewpoints on the subject. Also a major factor in the debate over cloning is a fear of new technology. Throughout history, man has always been slow to adapt to a new technology, or a new way of doing things. People go through all the trouble to adapt to one method, why uproot ourselves and change every...
  • Chronically Infected Hepatitis Liver Virus
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    Amanda Sievers March 13, 2003 Abstract #1 Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a liver disease. Hepatitis makes you liver swell and stops it from working right. You need a healthy liver. The liver does many things to keep you alive. The liver fights infections and stops bleeding. It removes drugs and other poisons from your blood. The liver also stores energy for when you need it. The cause for Hepatitis B is a virus. A virus is a germ that causes sickness. You can get He...
  • Alcoholism Central Nervous System
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    Alcoholism is a chronic illness characterized by the habitual consumption of alcohol. Some alcoholics drink daily. Others drink less often, but the drinking becomes out of control. Alcohol use is to the degree that it interferes with physical or mental health or with normal social or work behavior. Alcoholics who do not quit drinking decrease life expectancy by 10 to 15 years. Alcohol produces both physical and psychological addiction. It is a central nervous system depressant that reduces anxi...
  • Is Alcoholism Hereditary Heavy Alcohol Consumption
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    The relationship between alcoholism and hereditary hemochromatosis remains controversial. Previous studies have included patients with alcoholic siderosis rather than hereditary hemochromatosis. In this retrospective study, the clinical features, iron status, alcohol history, liver histology, and long-term survival were reviewed in 105 homozygotes for hemochromatosis using rigid diagnostic criteria including an HLA identical sibling with iron overload. Heavy alcohol consumption (>80 g ethanol / ...
  • Pesticides Effects On The Environment And Healthy Alternatives
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    Pesticides have been used for a number of years and are continuing to be used despite the many problems these chemicals cause to the environment. In the 1930 s pesticides were used to boost farm yields by killing the many breeds of mites and flies that tormented the crops. Farmers since have grown dependent on such methods and more powerful effective pesticides have been produced. Unfortunately farmers are not the only people using pesticides, Golf courses and ordinary families also use pesticid...
  • Absorptive State Glucose Liver Blood
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    Absorptive And Postabsorptive States Absorptive And Postabsorptive States Essay, Research Paper Absorptive and Postabsorptive States The absorptive state is the time during and right after eating a meal. The absorptive state lasts for four hours, during and after each meal. During this state glucose is the most important energy fuel. Amino acids and fats are used to form degraded protein, and small amounts are used to provide ATP. Metabolites are transformed to fat if they are not used for anabo...