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Doctor insights on: Parasites And Diseases

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Can parasitic schistosoma treat immune and blood disorders?

Can parasitic schistosoma treat immune and blood disorders?

No, : There is no any scientific evidence leading to or supporting such a hypothesis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of pathogenic diseases, hereditary diseases, deficiency diseases and physiological diseases?

Site protocol: You get the most from this site when you provide background information on a medical problem and ask a related but clear question. We are not a shortcut for homework assignments, or a library reference section. For that you need to consult your local library or text books. ...Read more

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How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

Disease definitions: Disease is 'being out of balance' -- 'dis' which means 'negative' and 'ease'.. Infectious diseases generally relate to illnesses caused by germs. Degenerative diseases are more 'chronic' in nature, as things wear out- whether from too much inflammation, old age or some kind of damage. Environmental diseases arise from exposures - like mold in the work place. There are docs that specialize in these ...Read more

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What diseases are blood borne pathogens?

What diseases are blood borne pathogens?

See below: Hiv, hepatitis b, hepatitis c are the major ones in the U.S. Hepatitis e is also one but uncommon in this country. ...Read more

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Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

No: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease but is not strictly speaking autoimmune. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that we don't quite know the cause of. ...Read more

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How do people contract worms and other parasitic infestations?

How do people contract worms and other parasitic infestations?

Some ways: Humans can catch some types of worms by touching contaminated feces & then putting their hands near their mouth. They may swallow food or water containing feces. They could also become infected by or eating raw contaminated pork, beef or fish. ...Read more

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Are diseases like HIV and hepatitis spread only by carriers of the disease?

Are diseases like HIV and hepatitis spread only by carriers of the disease?

Basically Yes: Hiv & hepatitis c are transmitted by contact with an infected persons blood. No blood = no transmission. However, if you handle an item that has their blood on it, then you are at risk. ...Read more

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How to prevent infectious and no-infectious diseases?

Live well: The best thing to do to avoid disease is to live sensibly -- that means 'no bad habits' - like smoking, alcohol etc. Exercising at least 5x week. Eating well - avoiding all the fast-foods, 'junk' out there. Sleeping 8 hrs a night. Keeping stress levels to the minimum. AND checking in with your doc periodically for routine health care incl. vaccinations etc. Give your primary doc a call & take care ...Read more

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Which diseases are caused by salmonella, listeria, and e-coli?

Which diseases are caused by salmonella, listeria, and e-coli?

See below: These bacteria have many different strains and cause many different diseases. See the information on these bacteria at the sites given below. http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/ http://www.Cdc.Gov/listeria/ http://www.Cdc.Gov/ecoli/. ...Read more

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What are some food-borne parasitic diseases that affect the body?

What are some food-borne parasitic diseases that affect the body?

Ameba and giardia: The most common parasitic illnesses that are food borne in the us are giardiasis and amebiasis. They are mostly acquired during foreign travel. ...Read more

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How are diet and autoimmune diseases related?

Maybe not at all: People will often espouse the supposed benefits of certain foods or supplements in helping to treat autoimmune diseases or in making those diseases worse. The trouble is there are virtually no large controlled studies that clearly substantiate these opinions. Until that happens, i remain very skeptical. ...Read more

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Do all bacteria cause diseases?

Do all bacteria cause diseases?

No.: Not all bacteria are pathogenic (cause diseases in humans). There are many bacteria that live in the environment around us and do not cause us trouble. There are other types of bacteria that live with / in us and can even be helpful to us. We all have "normal" bacteria in our intestines that in most instances are helpful to us and do not cause diseases. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of parasites such as tapeworms and other types of worm parasites in humans?

Some asymptomatic: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, symptoms of malabsorption, itching around the anus and other symptoms may occur, but sometimes you may have none. ...Read more

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Need to know all illnesses and diseases caused by smoking?

Need to know all illnesses and diseases caused by smoking?

Too many for: Short space: lung destructive copd, asthma, vascular spasms and occlusions, heart disease. Cancers of the lung, head and neck (tongue, alveolar ridge, tonsil, pyriform sinus, hypopharynx, larynx, nasopharynx, buccal mucosa, floor of mouth, bladder, pancreas, kidney, erectile dysfunction in men, dyspepsia, ulcers and excess acid, halitosis, dental disease, lip cancer. ...Read more

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How are viral and bacterial diseases distinguished from each other?

How are viral and bacterial diseases distinguished from each other?

See details: Viral diseases are caused by viruses and bacterial disease are caused by bacteria. There are innumerable diseases that fall into each category. ...Read more

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How are celiac disease and autoimmune hepatitis different?

How are celiac disease and autoimmune hepatitis different?

Totally different: While both are autoimmune diseases, celiac is basically a GI disease characterized by a sensitivity to wheat (gluten) and hepatitis is characterized by inflammation involving the liver. ...Read more

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What other diseases are associated with celiac disease?

What other diseases are associated with celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: Uncommon but possible: autoimmune disorders, bone disease (osteoporosis, kyphoscoliosis, fractures), certain types of intestinal cancer, low blood count (anemia), low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), infertility or repeated miscarriage, liver disease http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001280/. ...Read more

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How can sewage pathogens cause diseases?

How can sewage pathogens cause diseases?

Easily: A lot of bacteria for example that cause human disease are part of normal sewage, precisely because a lot of sewage comes from, well, humans. So for instance, contaminated water with the salmonella and e. Coli bacteria cause human disease when sprayed on vegetables. Luckily in the usa at least, we have mostly good sewage treatment and outbreaks are less common, but do occur. ...Read more