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  • Total Cost For Crohn's Disease
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    Crohn's Disease Crohn's disease is a bowel disease characterized by inflammation of the different layers of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be distinguished from ulcerative colitis (a similar disease) in that Crohn's affects any part of the gut, whereas ulcerative colitis only affects the innermost layer of the colon and rectum. About 15% of Crohn's patients have severe fistula ting disease. In this form, ulcer-like channels develop from the bowel wall and burrow all the way to the skin surfa...
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Stds
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    STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) are diseases that are transmitted through sexual intercourse with another domestic partner. Usually STDs are transmitted through oral, anal, vaginal, or other sexually active bodily contact. Sexually Transmitted Diseases are 100% avoidable. There are many techniques, but the most effective way is to have sexual intercourse with only one partner in your whole life, making sure that your partner didnt have sexual involvements with anyone else. Another method is...
  • Symptoms Of Graves Disease
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    Graves Disease By Nicholas Laskovski Graves Disease is a disorder that affects the thyroid gland and results in a dramatic change in the bodys metabolism. This paper will discuss the manifestations of the disease in the body, recent research on the disease, and how Graves disease can be treated. By way of background, Graves disease dates from the early nineteenth century. Robert Graves (1796-1853) was an Irish physician, born in Dublin. He studied medicine in Edinburgh but took his MB in 1818 fr...
  • People With Celiac Disease
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    Origin of the name / history of the disease The name celiac comes from "coeliac" which is derived from the Greek Ko ilia, which means belly. The "coeliac flux" is an old expression meaning the same as diarrhea. The disease celiac is not just diarrhea though it just means that the disease pertains to the abdomen. The celiac disease comes from early farmers and hunters. But because the wheat and grain of the crops and fields did not have high levels of gluten they were not exposed to the disease v...
  • Disease As Progeria
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    What would you do if at the age of one years old you started to look like a decaying human being? One in eight million children face this problem. The disease is called Progeria (also known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome.) Progeria is a very rare terminal condition. Progeria, affects both males and females of all ethnic backgrounds. The term Progeria comes from the Greeks and it means 'prematurely old'. In the following paragraphs I will be discussing symptoms of Progeria, treatments, a...
  • Pains Of The Symptoms
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    The Fabry Disease Classification The Fabry Disease is a hereditary disorder, caused by the lack A. It is an x-linked recessive inheritance. Therefore it is the females that carry it. The ones who are mostly affected by this disease are the males. Female carriers, though, may develop and may have problems with burning pains. Very few of the carriers may also have kidney or heart problems. This disease occurs in 1 of 40,000 people. Descriptions A person with the Fabry disease develops, which are c...
  • Bubonic Plague The Disease
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    Bubonic Plague The disease is called the Bubonic Plague. It is caused by the bacteria Bacillus. Also now known as the 'Bubonic plague'. It is a plague because of its widespread fatality throughout history. The cause of this disease is the Yersinia pet is bacterium. The Bubonic plague is transmitted from fleas to humans. You can contract the disease either by being bitten by the oriental flea, Xenopsylla Cheops, or be exposed to plague infected tissue. The 'Bubonic Plague' has an incubation perio...
  • Local And Oral Estrogen Treatments
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    ... an operate silently for decades. Some osteoporosis fractures may escape detection until years later. Patients may not thus be aware of their osteoporosis until suffering a painful fracture. The symptoms are then related to the location of the fractures. Heart disease Heart disease is the number one killer of women after menopause. One out of two postmenopausal women will develop heart disease, and one out of three will die from it. Although the onset of heart disease in women lags behind the...
  • Huntington's Disease Collaborative Research Group
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    Huntington's Disease Huntington's Disease is a rare hereditary disorder. It is characterized by irregular movements of the body, slurred speech, and the deterioration of mental functioning. Symptoms of the individual include alternating periods of excitement and depression. It is caused by a buildup of neurotransmitter fluids, which can cause schizophrenia. The first symptoms of the disease usually appear between the ages of 35 and 45, but much earlier and later occurrences are also known. Since...
  • Most Common Symptoms Of Crohn's Disease
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    Inflammatory Bowel Disease / Crohn's Disease Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic disorders that cause inflammation or ulceration in the small and large intestines. Most often IBD is classified as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease but may be referred to as colitis, enteritis, ileitis, and proc titis. Ulcerative colitis causes ulceration and inflammation of the inner lining of a couple of really bad places, while Crohn's disease is an inflammation that extends into the deepe...
  • Treatment Of Huntington's Disease
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    Huntington's Disease Huntington's disease, or Huntngton's chorea, is a genetic disease that causes selective neural cell death, which results in chorea, or irregular, jerking movements of the limbs caused by involuntary muscle contractions, and dementia. It can cause a lack of concentration and depression. It also may cause atrophy of the caudate nucleus, a part of the brain. However, symptoms vary between individuals, with some sufferers showing symptoms that others do not. Those suffering from...
  • Diseases Of The Brain Like Schizophrenia
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    There are many psychological disorders and diseases that affect todays families. One particular disease is schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is quite common in mental hospitals; however, until recently, the disease was a mystery to the medical society. Although it is a cruel disease, there are rays of hope, such as, research, treatment, and the organizations of families and friends. Along with being a mystery to the medical community, schizophrenia is also a mystery to society in general. Few people ...
  • Narcoleptic Relatives And The Disease
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    Narcolepsy is a disease that has been on the receiving end of many jokes in our society. Yet it is a serious and life altering disease that is no laughing matter to the 1,000 in every 2,000 people in the U.S. that have it. I was drawn to this article because a former supervisor that I worked with had this disease. She was prescribed the drug Ritalin. It always impressed me that she could confront an angry client or give a speech without succumbing to the symptoms of her disease. She revealed tha...
  • Four Major Symptoms Of Narcolepsy
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    Narcolepsy What is narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a severe and incredibly disabling sleep disorder. It is a serious, lifelong condition that affects the nervous system. Narcoleptics lack a chemical called Hypo cretin that regulates sleep. Narcolepsy causes nerves to carry and deliver sleep messages to the brain at the wrong times, making life awkward and often embarrassing for anybody that has this disease. Although studies have been conducted on narcolepsy, there is little known about it. Scientists ...
  • Result Of The Primary Symptoms
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    What is MS I chose the topic of MS because three years ago my mother was diagnosed with this disease. Not a lot of people know very much about MS. MS stands for multiple sclerosis. It is a very disabling disease that I have learned a lot about over the past few years. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and even sometimes disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS can suddenly attack your body, and often it is misdiagnosed. There are many symptoms to MS. A few initial ones are difficultly w...
  • Later On A Person With Alzheimer's Disease
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    Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that affects the brain cells. It is not a normal part of aging and it is also not something that happens inevitably in later life. The disease was named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German physician in 1906, after he had performed an autopsy on the brain of a dead woman who had experienced severe memory loss, confusion and difficulty understanding questions; and found dense deposits around her nerve cells. It is the most common type of ...
  • Spread Of The Disease
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    Communicable Diseases Disease 1: Hepatitis C Question 1 1. What are the symptoms? Symptoms for short term Hepatitis C may include mild cold symptoms, and fatigue. Long-term symptoms include: anorexia, nausea and jaundice. 2. How long does it last? 50% of people who are HCV positive overcome it in a few months. 10% to 15% may develop chronic liver disease over 10 - 20 years. 3. How is it treated? There is no cure for Hepatitis C but there are ways to alleviate the symptoms. They include: The drug...
  • Several Types Of Treatment For Crohn's Disease
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    There are many different types of gastrointestinal disease that affect many different people. One of these diseases is Crohn's Disease. Crohn's disease is a chronic autoimmune disease that is able to effect any part of the gastrointestinal system, but most of the time effects the ileum, the place where the small intestine and the large intestine connect. Crohn's Disease also has a couple of other names. It also goes by Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Regional Enteritis, Lle itis, or Granulomatous Il...
  • Horrible Skin Disease
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    Pellagra Abstract: Pellagra is a nutrient-deficiency disease of major public health importance caused by inadequate intake or absorption the B vitamin niacin (nicotinic acid) or the amino acid tryptophan, which the body uses to synthesize niacin... Pellagra is often referred to as the disease of 4 D's: dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, and death. Though the disease has been present since prehistory it was first medically identified in Spain in 1735. A horrible skin disease, it was called mal de la...
  • Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease
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    WithAlzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease With all of the advanced technology that the medical field possesses today, there is still suffering that occurs from incurable diseases. Alzheimer's Disease is one of those incurable diseases that take the lives of many today. This paper will examine this disease thoroughly by looking at its definition, and discussing general information, facts, and figures. The cause of Alzheimer's Disease, and the much thought about question of if it is genetic or n...

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