Disease Essays

  • Diseases

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    Diseases Diseases are any harmful change that interferes with the normal appearance, structure, or function of the body or any of its parts. Since time immemorial, disease has played a role in the history of societies. It has affected and has been affected by economic conditions, wars, and natural disasters. An epidemic of influenza that swept the globe in 1918 killed between 20 million and 40 million people. Within a few months, more than 500,000 Americans died^more than were killed

  • Addison's Disease

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    Addison’s disease Addison’s disease is a disorder of the endocrine system. It is a hormonal disorder that can strike anyone, any gender at any age. Addison’s disease has also been called Adrenal Insufficiency (hypocortisolism) because the root of the disease is in the adrenal gland not producing enough of the hormone cortisol, or sometimes not enough of the hormone aldosterone to satisfy the body’s needs. Cortisol is in the class of hormones called glucocorticoids and affects almost every organ

  • Periodontal Disease

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    Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease is more commonly known as gum disease or gingivitis. This infection is serious enough, that it can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. This chronic infection starts around the tooth and it affects the supporting bone and gums. Periodontal disease can affect anywhere from one tooth to all thirty-two teeth. The disease pathology starts with the plaque that builds up on your teeth everyday. The plaque build up causes the gums to become red and inflamed

  • Hodgkin’s Disease

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    Hodgkin’s Disease Cancers arising from the lymph nodes or other sites of lymphoid tissue are broadly termed lymphomas. This group of diseases is divided into Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In both conditions, there is a replacement of normal lymphatic tissue by collections of abnormal lymphoma cells. The lymphatic system are a complex network of specialised cells and organs that defend the body against infection. Lymphatic organs include the bone marrow, spleen, thymus gland

  • Bone Diseases

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    Bone diseases most directly influence the ability to walk or to move any part of the body--hands, limbs, neck, and spine. They are related to joint disorders--ARTHRITIS, COLLAGEN DISEASE, DISLOCATION of joints, and RHEUMATISM. The medical specialty pertaining to bone disorders is ORTHOPEDICS. Fractures are the most common bone disorders. They can occur as the result of an accident or be secondary to metabolic diseases. Fractures are life-threatening to aged people having the metabolic bone disease

  • Peyronie's Disease

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    Peyronie's disease What is Peyronie's disease? Peyronie's disease is a disorder affecting the penis that can cause: ·     a lump within the shaft of the penis ·     pain in the shaft of the penis ·     abnormal angulation of the erect penis ('bent' penis). Not all of these features are necessarily present, but, typically, a man would first notice a tender lump in the penis, which might later be followed by bending of the penis when erect, sometimes at very odd angles. The flaccid penis is not usually

  • My Disease

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    There are so many disease that I can choose from that might have affected me and still might, but for now how about I just tell you the ones that already have and I have over come. Some will come to a great surprise to you and others, it was just childhood or ignorance. I will start by saying that it all started I guess in high school when I was a little over weight and I wanted to fit in. I got depressed and everything. Finally the doctors put me on wellbutrin 500mg; and I also found out that

  • Hamlet and Disease

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    Hamlet and Disease Throughout the play Hamlet, Shakespeare displays many underlying themes by way of imagery.  Throughout the story, disease plagues Denmark and the people in it, shown by imagery that Shakespear delivers consistently throughout. In the opening scene, Horatio makes an interesting statement: "As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse (1.1

  • Alcoholism is a Disease

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    has been a problem throughout the history of humanity, a disease which has caused many people to be overcome with burdens, problems, and debts. Alcoholism is a term that is widely recognized throughout the United States and the World. Alcoholism is a chronic disease, progressive and often fatal; it is a disorder and not due to other diseases or emotional problems. Many scientists have tried to define what Alcoholism is, and what this disease may be rooted from. Some people would argue that alcoholism

  • Gauchers Disease

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    Gaucher’s Disease is an autosomal metabolic disorder. This means that it is inherited from both parents. For a child to develop the disease both the mother and the father must to carry the necessary gene. If in fact the child inherits the disease he or she will experience problems with the liver, spleen, lungs, bone marrow, and in some cases the brain. The disease is caused by excessive amounts of a fatty substance called glucocerebroside. Glucocerebroside accumulates in the organs when there is

  • Disease and Death

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    Disease and Death May 14th 1963: The jungles of Zaire are much more intimidating and humbling in person than in the brochure at the Peace Corps office. I have been dispatched here to assist in the quarantine and treatment of the locals and some wild life. While I am overcome with the beauty of the flora I can't help but ponder the sheer amount of insects and mosquitoes that this sort of environment can support... After a 5 hour bus ride into the forest we come to a clearing with clusters

  • Von Willebrand Disease

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    suffer from the disease? Any particular groups/geography? The amount of people suffering from this disease is significant which are 1 in 100 to 100,000 people (1). About 1% of the whole world’s population suffers from this disease (2). There is not one gender that it takes affect on particularly or ethnic group. It affects men and woman equally as well as any group of people (3). B. Did you come across any other names for the disease, gene or protein? List them. Other names that this disease is denoted

  • Disease and Death in Hamlet

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    Disease and Death in Hamlet In Shakespeare's time, Denmark was a horrible, rotting, poisoned land due to its hidden deceit. In "Hamlet," Shakespeare makes many references to this as a means of clarifying relationships in the story. Writers often use imagery to provide detail and development, which help us understand ideas within and the atmosphere of the play. Hamlet, Horatio, and the ghost are the characters who allude to Denmark's state of decay. Shakespeare's frequent references to death

  • Alzheimer's Disease Essay

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    Everyday a new disease or treatment is being discovered. There are always many questions left unanswered and many answers that are still trying to be figured out. Doctors, along with medical treatment centers and every day people are trying to figure out what Alzheimer’s disease really is or what it is about. Alzheimer’s disease has many common symptoms and effects in both men and women. The common, but confused name for Alzheimer’s disease is Dementia. People commonly confuse these two names because

  • Canavan Disease Essay

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    Alexander Mrs. Schroll 3rd period Monday, May 5th Canavan disease Canavan disease is an inherited disorder that causes progressive damage to the nerve cells in the brain. It is in the group of rare genetic disorders called Leukodystrophies. Leukodystrophies are characterized by the degeneration of myelin, which is the fatty covering that insulates nerve fibers. The myelin is necessary for rapid electrical signals between the neurons. I chose this disease because I had never heard of it and it seems to only

  • Heart Disease

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    Heart Disease You need your heart for all your body needs. It pumps about 2000 gallons of blood a day. It takes about 20 seconds for blood to reach every cell in the body. An artery carries blood out from the heart. A vein carries blood back to the heart. An average adult heart weighs about 10-13 ounces (300 to 350 grams). The rate which the heart pumps varies depending on what your doing. When at rest the heart pumps more slowly. When you run the heart rate increases to provide

  • Causes Of Krabbe Disease

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    by a rare disease are children. Thirty percent of children with rare diseases will not live to see their fifth birthday. Krabbe disease is one of the most life threatening diseases in the world. This disease is a rare and deadly disorder that has to do with the nervous system. The disease usually affects younger children, between the ages six months and two years old. There are many different things that Krabbe disease does to the body. Krabbe disease is a rare, inherited genetic disease. People with

  • Cerebrovascular Disease Essay

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    Cerebrovascular Disease Risk Factors By Ethnicity Cerebrovascular Disease Risk Factors By Ethnicity A decrease in Hispanic mortality Vannessa Ingle University of the Incarnate Word Introduction In 2014, the United States Census reports (Bureau, 2015), Hispanics account for more than 17% of the population in the United States. Research would infer that the growing number of the Hispanic ethnicity group the population would mirror similar characteristics in health and mortality than non-Hispanics

  • Analysis Of Steppenwolf Disease

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    Steppenwolf The disease in Steppenwolf is a disease that, as stated in the book, “….affects not only the weak and the worthless but also the strongest in spirit and the richest in gifts.”. This disease is loneliness. Some would not call this a disease, they would call it a feeling. It, in fact, really is a disease affecting the thoughts, feelings, and actions of a person, and in this case Harry Haller, or the Steppenwolf. This disease, which affects the innermost parts of a person’s soul, has affected

  • Canine Heartworm Disease

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    Canine Heartworm Disease Canine Heartworm Disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease caused by the parasite Dirofilaria Immitis. The disease can infect over 30 species, including humans, however dogs are the definitive host. The most common way this disease is transmitted from one animal to the next is through mosquitoes. A mosquito carrying infective heartworm larvae bites a dog and transmits the infection to them. The larvae grow, develop, and migrate in the body over a period of