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

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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