The most common symptoms of Crohn's disease are abdominal pain, often in the lower right area, and diarrhea. There also may be rectal bleeding, weight loss, and fever. Bleeding may be serious and persistent, leading to anemia (low red blood cell count). Children may suffer delayed development and stunted growth. What Causes Crohn's Disease and Who Gets It?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints and connective tissue. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the bodys tissue is mistakenly attacked by its own immune system. The immunes system is primarly organized to look for infections and destroy them, patients with rheumatoid arthritis have antibodies in their blood which target their own tissue which leads to inflammation. RA is basically a chronic syndrome that is characterized by inflammation of the peripheral joints, but it may also involve the lungs, the heart, the blood vessels and eyes. Patients with RA experience symptoms such as stiffness in the joints.
With RA, there are times when symptoms get worse, known as flares, and times when symptoms get better, known as remission. The Signs and symptoms of RA include: Pain or aching in more than one joint, Tenderness and swelling in more than one joint, Weakness, and etc. The pain areas are usually in the joints, back or muscles. On the skin there will be lumps or redness in the area or whole hand. Also common symptoms flare, dry mouth, physical deformity, or sensation of pins and needles.
Depression What is Depression? Depression is a serious medical illness, it is more than just a feeling of being sad or being down for a few days. It is a brain disorder that can cause bad mood or loss of interest in things that he loved or was significant in their daily life. The most known symptom of major depression is low mood or bad, sadness, or a sense loneliness. Many people with depression also have anxiety.
Depression is a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant. It brings together a variety of physical and psychological symptoms which together constitute a syndrome. There are many types of depression which each have their own causes, symptoms and forms of dealing with them. While some forms of depression are chemical based which can be a result of genetics, others are based on traumatic experiences which can trigger the person to have these feelings of hopelessness. There are many symptoms that are expressed with depression and treatments are available for those who suffer with the illness.
Many patient who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis state that their symptoms become worse in the morning or very late in the evening. RA may be hard to detect in many patients because of its subtle symptoms. Because many diseases behave like RA, it is hard to tell if achy joints and stiffness is a reliable symptom for this disease. Weakness, low grade fevers, loss of appetite are some of the first symptoms patients’ experience. Some other major signs and symptoms to look for are dryness of the eyes, mouth, nose and throat, stiff, locked joints particularly in the knees and elbows, and numbness or tingling in the hands.
Patients with these diseases have antibodies in their blood which target their own body tissues, where they can be associated with inflammation. Because it can affect multiple other organs of the body, rheumatoid arthritis is referred to as a systemic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease. While rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness, meaning it can last for years, patients may experience long periods without symptoms. Typically, however, rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive illness that has the potential to cause joint destruction and functional disability. A joint is where two bones meet to allow movement of body parts.
Analysis of Crohn's Disease An inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by intermittent and recurrent abdominal pain associated with ulceration in bowel function. Inflammatory bowel disease is a group of chronic disorders that cause inflammation or ulceration in the small and large intestines. Most often, inflammatory bowel disease is classified as ulceration colitis or Crohn’s disease but may be referred to as colitis, enteritis, ileitis, or proctitis (Crohn's disease-website). Crohn’s disease is characterized by inflammation of segments of the GI tract. The parts of the tract where Crohn’s disease is most often seen are in the terminal ileum, jejunum, and right side of colon.
The brain tissue is also affected in this process and atrophies as the condition progresses1. Patients with MS often have variable symptoms, depending on the areas of the brain and spinal cord that are affected. The first symptom that usually occurs is optic neuritis, or inflammation of the optic nerve. This occurs due to the demyelination of the optic nerve, which can lead to a painful decrease or loss of vision, usually only affecting one eye1. The most common symptom for patients with MS is fatigue.
As the disease progresses, these symptoms become more severe. Physically a sufferer may experience difficulties in swallowing and chewing, along with experiencing jerky motions and abnormal facial expressions, with the eventual loss of use of their limbs. Dementia, which is a loss of memory over time, sudden aggression, and development of alcoholism, are some of the many cognitive effects a person with Huntington’s Chorea will suffer (Wyndbrandt, 171). Since the symptoms of HD are so severe and do not show until adulthood, and the disease is acquired at conception, it is hard to discover a positive diagnosis of Huntington’s Chorea before it is too late. Although the possibility of pre-symptomatic testing is available, few choose to do so, becaus... ... middle of paper ... ...a cure, drugs may alleviate some of the symptoms associated with the jerky movements.