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What is c. O. P. D. Disease? How is it treated?

What is c. O. P. D. Disease? How is it treated?

Emphysema/ch Bronchi: Chronic bonchitis and emphysema pair of diseases in which airways narrow over time, to limit air going in and out of the lungs, causing shortness of breath caused mostly by tobacco smoking, occupational exposure work place dust.Coal mines, gold mining, cotton and noxius fumes&air polution, may be genetic susceptibility and alpha1 antitrpsin deficiency treated with, bronchodilaters/antichlinegic/steroi. ...Read more

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Can you explain the connection between stress and disease? The busier we are, the more stressed and the higher the incidents of disease. Our society's pace is getting faster and faster which i see is getting more and more stressed which is creating more d

Can you explain the connection between stress and disease? The busier we are, the more stressed and the higher the incidents of disease. Our society's pace is getting faster and faster which i see is getting more and more stressed which is creating more d

Your : Your question is an important one as it calls for greater understanding of very fundamental aspects of how diseases originate and progress, and the role of stress in disease. Austrian-born endocrinologist hans selye (hans hugo bruno selye, 1907 — 1982) did important scientific work on the response of an organism to stress. The term general adaptation syndrome (gas) - a theory of stress - has originated from his work. According to gas, stress is a non-specific response of the body a stimulus. There are three stages of gas: alarm, resistance and exhaustion. In the alarm stage, a hormone adrenaline is produced in order to bring about the "fight-or-flight" response. In the resistance stage, if the stressor persists, the body attempts to cope with the stress. However, the body cannot maintain this stage indefinitely and its resources become gradually depleted. In that case, the exhaustion stage ensues. In this final stage all of the body's resources are depleted and its functions become decompensated giving rise to diseases such as ulcers, depression, diabetes or cardiovascular problems. Obviously, in order to avoid the stress-associated illnesses, it would be necessary to limit the extent and duration of stressors on our organism, or "slow down", something that you correctly pointed out in your question. I posted a link below to a wikipedia article on hans selye and his theory of stress. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is creutzfeldt-jacob disease (c.J.D.)?

What sort of disease is creutzfeldt-jacob disease (c.J.D.)?

A prion disease: Cjd is caused by infection/exposure to an abnormal form of the prion protein (pp). The abnormal form of pp is a completely bent out of shape version of the normal pp . This abnormal shape is very hard for the protein to change to spontaneously, but this can happen (1 in a million people). Once changed the abnormal pp changes other pp's and so on as the disease rapidly spreads/kills the brain. ...Read more

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What pick's disease?

What pick's disease?

Nuerodegeerative des: Pick's disease is a rare neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive destruction of nerve cells in the brain. Symptoms include loss of speech (aphasia) and dementia. While some of the symptoms can initially be alleviated, the disease progresses and patients often die within two to ten years. ...Read more

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What is slims disease?

What is slims disease?

HIV: Slims disease is the old term for HIV ( human immunodeficiency) wasting syndrome or aids. ...Read more

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What is severs disease?

What is severs disease?

Sever's disease : Or calcaneal apophysitis is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete and is due to overuse and repetitive microtrauma of growth plates of the calcaneus bone in the heel. It occurs in children ages 7 to 15, with the majority of patients presenting between 10 and 14 years of age. ...Read more

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What is buchet disease?

What is buchet disease?

Behcet's disease?: Behçet's disease is an inflammation of arteries (vasculitis) that often presents with mucous membrane ulcers and eye problems. As a systemic disease, it can also involve organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological systems. ...Read more

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What is bichet disease?

Bechet's disease: Is an autoimmune process associated with ulceration throughout the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more