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Cystic fibrosis is a chronic, inherited, life threatening disease that affects organs in the body, because of sticky and thick mucus buildup on organs. The organs that are affected are the liver, lungs, pancreas, and intestine, which does damage to the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems (Crosta). Cystic fibrosis is caused by a mutation in a gene called cystic fibrosis trans-membrane regulator, also called CFTR, which has an important function of creating sweat, mucus and digestive juices (Crostra). The CFTR gene is a transporter gene that contains codes that tells cells how to behave. It is also located in the seventh chromosome, in which it’s responsible for regulating salt and water movement between cells.
Abstract Sickle Cell Anemia is a hereditary disease that changes the smallest and most important components of the body. A gene causes the bone marrow in the body to make sickled shapes, when this happens; it causes the red blood cell to die faster. This is what causes Hemolytic Anemia. Older children and adults with sickle cell disease may experience a few complications, or have a pattern of ongoing problems that shorten their lives. The most common and serious complications of sickle cell disease are anemia, pain, fatigue, and organ failure.
It appears when the dormant cells become active in the later years of life. It is not known why the inactive cells suddenly become active again although scientists and doctors have narrowed down the most common targets of shingles. Those primary targets are people over the age of sixty, those who are stricken with chicken pox before the age of one, and those whose immune systems are not strong enough to fight off any illnesses. The immune system of a human can be weakened by a few things, but mainly illnesses and some medications such as chemotherapy and radiation. Approximately one million people a year are diagnosed with shingles, but this only accounts for the people that went to the doctor.
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It is considered an autoimmune response because the immune system attacks the myelin sheets of CNS. These attacks can take place anywhere in the brain and spinal cord. The results are areas of hardening in the myelin sheets which unable the communication of nerve impulses to their designated locations. As consequences of the malfunction of the myelin sheets the nervous systems slows down in response to stimuli.