Diseases | Health Eagle - Part 10

Archives for Diseases


by MPK May 9th, 2006 | Cancer
Mesothelioma is an uncommon form of cancer, usually associated with prolonged exposure to asbestos, which affects the pleura, a sac which surrounds the lungs, the peritoneum, the lining of the abdominal cavity, or the pericardium, a sac which surrounds the heart. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles, or have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibre in other ways, such as by washing the
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by Editorial Team March 1st, 2006 | Diseases
Alzheimer's Disease is usually characterized by a number of apparent changes in a person. As the disease progresses, people loose the ability to remember how to do tasks, how to speak, and even how to move. Scientifically, Alzheimer's is neuronal degeneration, a buildup of amyloid-beta formations and neurofibrillary "tangles" in the brain. Risk factors include: genetics, inflammation, low levels of antioxidants, high levels of stress, diabetes, hypertension and high levels of cholesterol. Medical researchers agree that the brain needs a high and constant level of nutrients. Large studies show that the heart-healthy Mediterranean style diet may prevent Alzheimer's by reducing
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Huntington’s Disease

by Abigail B. December 25th, 2005 | Diseases
The symptoms of Huntington’s are horrific. Symptoms include involuntary gestures, absent-mindedness and then as if the person is intoxicated staggering and other bizarre movements of the body are exhibited. Simple every day tasks are impaired and lastly as the disease envelops its host the person exhibits depression and aggressiveness. The gene found on chromosome 4 was identified twelve years ago as the one that is responsible for the damage this disease causes. Genetic tests are available to determine if the mutant gene has been inherited. There is a 50% chance of getting the disease if one has inherited the gene.

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by MPK October 19th, 2005 | Diseases
Herpes is a disease that is caused by the herpes simplex virus, part of the same family of viruses that causes the chicken pox, cold sores, and mononucleosis. The two principal types of herpes are oral herpes and genital herpes. Herpes is quite prevalent in the adult population; in many cases, the symptoms may be so mild that a person doesn't know that they have herpes. While herpes cannot be cured, herpes can be controlled with antiviral drugs, and herpes sufferers can live a normal life, including sexual activity and even giving birth. To prevent the spread of herpes, you
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Inhaled Insulin

by Abigail B. March 29th, 2005 | Diseases, Medication
Simply put, diabetes is when the body cannot convert foods properly into energy. When the body doesn't make enough insulin or the insulin doesn't work correctly, the glucose can't get into your cells. Instead the glucose stays in your blood. When this level in your blood gets too high you have diabetes, and you may want to wear a diabetic wristband. Diabetes may be passed on genetically but is not limited only to genetics. Until a cure is found, diabetics who must keep their insulin in control must do so with injections. Repeated injections is a major problem for
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