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What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

Its a Blood Cancer: It is not communicable. It begins in the bone marrow and mostly affects White blood cells(WBC). There are 4 different types of Leukemia which are often classified as Acute or Chronic. ...Read more

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What is bilineage hypoplasia? Is it a common disease?

What is bilineage hypoplasia? Is it a common disease?

Bilineage Hypoplasia: This link may help your understanding. http://www.cancer-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=97516&sid=5a81973ad54f09c0fd318b6661d438be#p426487 ...Read more

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What is fabry disease? Is it a genetic problem?

What is fabry disease? Is it a genetic problem?

Yes.: Yes, it is inherited on the x chromosome, which means that it is usually (but not always) worse in males. It causes a variety of symptoms, which can be very severe. Fortunately, it is quite rare. ...Read more

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What is a prion disease?

What is a prion disease?

Prions: Prions are a protein that is misfolded and accumulates and deposits in the body. ...Read more

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What is a PST deficiency?

What is a PST deficiency?

Rare disorder.: This is a rare inherited disorder, see: http://www.checkorphan.org/diseases/phenol-sulfotransferase-deficiency There are a lot of commercial sites talking about this and autism, Be very wary, much of this is quackery. Please ask your doctor about it, and if it is truly a problem for you or someone you know. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

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What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

Colonic Disease: I think you have to be more specific because there are a lot of diseases of the colon. This question is to generic for a specific answer. Please narrow the question so we can help you. Thanks. ...Read more

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What kind of a disease is Huntington's disease?

What kind of a disease is Huntington's disease?

Huntingtons disease: HD is an inherited (genetic), neurodegenerative condition. It has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. The genetic alteration is referred to as a trinucleotide repeat. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is addison's disease?

What sort of problem is addison's disease?

Needs Treatment: Addison's disease, which is rare, is failure of the adrenal glands - 2 glands adjacent to the kidneys that produce hormones: especially cortisol, aldosterone, adrenalin, and small amounts of sex hormones. Symptoms include low blood pressure, weight loss, weakness, and dizziness. Replacement therapy is mandatory once the DX is confirmed by lab tests as these hormones are necessary for life. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is a digestive disease?

What kind of condition is a digestive disease?

Many things: A broad term to describe problems within the gastrointestinal tract, which can go anywhere from the mouth to the anus. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a corticosteroid imbalance?

What sort of disease is a corticosteroid imbalance?

Not a diagnosis: But there can be excess or deficiency of cortisol in the body and both of these conditions come with specific signs and symptoms and just to clarify there is no such thing as " adrenal fatigue". ...Read more

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Iron-deficiency anemia, is it a hereditary thing?

Iron-deficiency anemia, is it a hereditary thing?

Possibly: There is a enzyme if I remember right called Tmprss6. Mutations in this can cause iron deficiency. I do not think it is available as a test yet. It is being studied. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a bipolar disease and is it a rare disease?

Docs can you explain what is a bipolar disease and is it a rare disease?

Bipolar: Manic depression is a mood disorder that presents with extreme highs & lows, with at least few weeks of manic phases (abnormally elevated mood & energy level) alternating with few or more weeks of depressed phases (sad, guilty, hopeless/helpless, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level). Any phase can be severe enough to experience delusions or hallucinations. ...Read more

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Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

No : Vitiligo is due to depigmentation of the skin. It is not hereditary but ... It is often associated with autoimmune disorders and many people with vitiligo also have a corresponding autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders do have a genetic basis. Also, vitiligo as part of a group of symptoms is often associated with inherited genetic syndromes. In most cases it is not genetically inherited. ...Read more

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What is (or are) a mitochondrial disease?

Definition of Mito.: Mitochondria are specific organelles within our cells. They are essentially the energy-producing factories of the cells; they produce (among other things) a molecule called atp (adenosine triphosphate), which is the energy currency of the body. There are a few mitochondrial diseases; these diseases specifically affect this very important structure within our cells. ...Read more

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What is a water-borne disease?

What is a water-borne disease?

See below: A water-borne disease means the infection is from an organism (e.g. bacteria) that normally exists in contaminated water. Usually for water-borne diseases, you have to ingest it to get sick (either directly or by accident like bathing or being in a river for example). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cataract?

What sort of disease is a cataract?

Various causes: But typically an age-related clouding of the lens which slowly decreases vision but is reversible after replacing with a clear lens. Is very common and develops in everyone eventually but only recommend removal if visually significant. ...Read more

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What is behcet's disease and is it curable?

What is behcet's disease and is it curable?

A fforrm of vasculit: Behcets disease is a condition grouped under the disease category vasculitis which means inflammation of blood vessels. It involves mouth ulcers and posossibly inflammation in the eye, genital ulcers, and ceratin rashes. Can also cause bowel ulcers and blood clots. It can be treated with medications.. ...Read more