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What is an influenza and what disease is caused by it?

What is an influenza and what disease is caused by it?

Known as "the flu": influenza is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus (there isn't "an influenza"). Typical symptoms: high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, cough, fatigue. It spreads through the air from coughs/sneezes or touching contaminated surfaces. Yearly preventive immunizations are effective. Treatment: rest, fluids, fever/pain relievers. Antivirals may help if given early ...Read more

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What is heart disease and how is it caused by cholesteral?

What is heart disease and how is it caused by cholesteral?

Atherosclerosis: Atheroslcerosis is cholesterol build up in arteries. If there is excess cholesterol in enters the artery wall and accumulates over time. ...Read more

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Is my itching caused by liver disease?

Is my itching caused by liver disease?

Unlikely: While it is certainly true that people with jaundice have itching, itching alone is not commonly seen with simple liver disease. ...Read more

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Bipolar is caused by what?

Bipolar is caused by what?

Parental expectation: In addition to the "genetic" component and imbalanced chemicals in the brain, some bipolar patients had parents who had unrealistic expectations of them and "broke their hearts" by appearing to love them more for what they could accomplish than for who they were. "conditional love" hurts and sometimes the price paid by the often talented child will be difficulty following through on "achieving.". ...Read more

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What disease is caused by the smallpox virus?

What disease is caused by the smallpox virus?

Smallpox: There were 2 clinical types of smallpox. Variola minor was less severe than Variola Major. Smallpox from Variola Minor had a death rate of 1% or less. 90% or > unvaccinated smallpox cases fell under the category of “ordinary Smallpox”. The overall fatality rate for Smallpox was 30%. Malignant (AKA flat) Smallpox made up 5 to 10% of cases, was usually fatal & mostly effected children. > ...Read more

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How is epidermolysis bullosa caused? What is being done by whom to cure this disease?

How is epidermolysis bullosa caused? What is being done by whom to cure this disease?

Gene defects: This rare disorder involves the loss of adhesion between top and bottom layers of skin caused by defects in the genes that control their constriction.It comes an dominant and recessive forms with many subtypes.Most involve the type 7 collagen gene. Many labs around the world have studied the problem and record >20k articles on the subject. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/gquery. ...Read more

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What is dupuytren's disease caused by and what can be done about it?

Dupuytrens is a : Progressive disorder that at this point does not have a cure but has treatments. The disease begins with thickening and nodules the palm that can eventually from cords. These cords are above the tendons in the fascia and the fingers can curl and lose flexibility or form contractures. http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html. ...Read more

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What can cure liver failure caused by paracetamol?

What can cure liver failure caused by paracetamol?

Liver Disease: The answer to your question really depends on the extent of drug induced damage which can be determined by lever function tests or even a liver biopsy. By all means, stay off medications or compounds that are hepatotoxic such as alcohol. If the extent of your liver damage is not extensive your liver may be able to heal itself.L. ...Read more

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What is a disease caused by microbe that is uncommon?

What is a disease caused by microbe that is uncommon?

Diphtheria: A disease that is uncommon in our country, the USA, is Diphtheria. This disease once infected thousands of children and caused thousands of deaths. The reason it is uncommon in our country now is because of vaccinations, specifically the DPT vaccine. Diphtheria still occurs worldwide, in tropical countries. CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/dip.pdf ...Read more

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What stage of liver disease is indicated by yellow sclera? How is this treated?

What stage of liver disease is indicated by yellow sclera? How is this treated?

No stage: Yellow sclera is caused by excessive bilirubin in the blood. This is called jaundice. There are many possible causes including liver disease, pancreatic disease, and gallbladder disease. Jaundice is serious and needs prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure minor liver problem caused by alcoholism?

What is a good way to cure minor liver problem caused by alcoholism?

Abstain from Alcohol: I am not sure what you mean by minor liver problems. One's liver can repair itself, if the damage is not too severe. A blood test can be used to determine the extent of the damage and also how much one's liver is able to return to normal functioning. ...Read more

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Is hepatic steatosis caused by alcoholism?

Is hepatic steatosis caused by alcoholism?

It can be: Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) can be caused by both alcohol use and having an unhealthy diet & being obese. In fact, the most common cause of fatty liver disease in the US is poor diet & lifestyle. The disease that includes this cause is NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). ...Read more

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What is eczema caused by ?

What is eczema caused by ?

Nobody knows: but there is an element of allergy in it ...Read more

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Why is bronchiectasis caused by smoking?

Why is bronchiectasis caused by smoking?

Bronchiectasis.: Smoking mainly causes emphysema, which is damage to the alveoli and smaller airways in the lungs. Bronchiectasis is damage to the larger airways, which is usually due to a medical condition or lung infection, even in childhood. Smoking with bronchiectasis, obviously, would be particularly bad. ...Read more

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What causes chronic psychosis? Is it caused by epilepsy?

What causes chronic psychosis? Is it caused by epilepsy?

See below: One variety of epilepsy, chronic partial seizures, has been associated with psychiatric issues, and many anti-epileptic drugs might cause emotional adverse effects. You might want to confer with your neurologist in concert with a psychiatrist, as this challenge may be easily managed with some minor tweaks. ...Read more

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What is the most uncommon type of disease that can be caused by smoking?

What is the most uncommon type of disease that can be caused by smoking?

Not sure of exact: numbers, but a rare (and probably inherited) condition is thromboangiitis obliterans, or Buergher's Disease, which is a rare condition found only in smokers that results in severe and accelerated vascular disease when people with the predisposition smoke. It can result in gangrene of fingers, toes and extremities, and often in amputations of digits or limbs. ...Read more