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AIDS and HIV Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as the name implies is a Immune Deficiency syndrome. The bad news is that the disease is fatal. 25 million people throughout the world have died from the AIDS virus since the epidemic began. Today, Aids has reached epidemic proportions

Alcoholism  Alcoholism is a disease. The alcoholic craves an alcoholic beverage as strongly as a person who is hungry craves food, or a person who is thirsty craves a glass of water. There is a genetic connection discovered by scientists who have studied the disease. In other words, alcoholism can run in families; much the same way as other diseases can. There are other factors that are present just as even though Diabetes may run in your family, not all siblings contract the disease. So, it is with Alcoholism. Not all family members will become alcoholics. The other factors may be the presence of peer pressure, availability of alcohol, etc.

Autism  Having a child who has been diagnosed with autism can be a particularly challenging time for any family. The emotional roller coaster lurches from disbelief, anger, relief at finally having an explanation for your childs unusual behavior, guilt, surprise, helplessness, devastation, understanding, and so the list goes on.

Children And Birth Defects  Birth defects can occur to couples whom have no family history of birth defects and to those who even have other healthy children. There are some birth defects in which there is no known cause. Alcohol abuse and certain medications may be causes for birth defects and some infections can also cause birth defects.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)  Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness that exhibits symptoms in patients like constant exhaustion and flu-like symptoms, that do not go away as true flu normally does. Persons who suffer from CFS find themselves experiencing extreme fatigue for more than a day after doing any strenuous physical activity.

Depression  Depression is a difficult medical condition to treat, partly because the person who is suffering has to see there is an issue, look for medical help and keep up the medical treatment to resolve the issue, and partly because some of the treatments don't fully work to the best of their abilities. There are not many avenues to take when it comes to treating depression. There are only three different types of treatment affecting different stages within the condition.

Infertility Facts Infertility is ultimately defined as the inability to conceive a pregnancy after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse.  Infertility affects approximately 6 million men and women in the United States.  Women who are over the age of 35 or who have known reproductive problems are considered to suffer from infertility after the inability to conceive in about six months.  Most causes of infertility for both men and women are identifiable and treatable.

Male Menopause The United States of America has 25,172,000. The worldwide numbers are 408 million. What do these numbers signify? They indicate the number of men who are between forty and fifty-five. Why is this significant? Most of these men are experiencing some part of Male Menopause. Some are just beginning to realize some of the symptoms of Male Menopause are happening to them. There are three areas that symptoms occur. There are physical symptoms, Psychological symptoms, and Sexual Symptoms.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)   Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a condition that afflicts somewhere around 1 in every 50 people in the United States. In general, the average person with OCD will develop this condition before the age of 25, but was probably dealing with it as a child and went undiagnosed. In about 15% of all cases, someone over 35 suddenly develops symptoms of OCD. OCD is quite possibly more prevalent than diabetes and, and what is disturbing is that just like diabetes, a large number of cases are left undiagnosed and untreated for years.

Skin Infection  One of the best ways to prevent skin infection is by learning how to clean wounds properly. When dirt or other contaminants are not properly rinsed away, this courts infection within the skin that could escalate into something more serious. First aid basics for wounds are your best defense to prevent skin infections. For instance, if you puncture, scrape or cut yourself, the best course of action is to first run cool water over the wound to flush any dirt or contaminants out.

Tropical Disease  There are many diseases that are considered to be "tropical diseases" and many of them are treatable. Developing countries do not always have the means of controlling the spread of these diseases due to poor economic conditions or poor sanitary conditions. Those living in the remote areas of these developing countries to do always have access to medical care. These conditions add to the problem of not being able to contain tropical diseases and countless people suffer needlessly.

Heart Care & Heart Attack  A new study shows that being overweight in mid-life substantially increased the risk of dying of heart disease later when they get older. This finding is based on a research by Northwestern University as result of tracking 17,643 patients for 3 decades. Even people with healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels when the study began are not safer. Overweight people are more likely to have heart disease, as they are more likely to have a higher blood pressure and cholesterol. Both hike the risk of heart disease. Statistics shows obesity can cause heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  IBS,or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a very common problem that affects about a fifth of Americans. IBS is known by other names as well, such as spastic bowel, spastic colitis, spastic colon, and functional bowel syndrome. IBS is usually classified as a functional disorder. A functional disorder refers to a disorder where the problem is an abnormality in how the body works, but somehow or the other the causes of that disorder are difficult to pinpoint. A functional disorder usually cannot be diagnosed through regular methods. This is because it is not an infection. It is not an inflammation. And it is not a structural abnormality either.

Parkinson's Disease  Often thought of as an older person’s age-related sickness, Parkinson’s disease can, in fact, strike the young as well. It is estimated that Parkinson’s disease affects about one percent of people over the age of 50 – although some studies bump this figure to one percent of people over the age of 65, and two percent over the age of 70. When it comes to younger people, the Journal of Family Medicine suggests as many as five percent of Parkinson’s cases have been diagnosed in people under the age of 40.

Snoring  Snoring is noisy breathing caused when the nasal passageways and upper respiratory tract become blocked or partially blocked. Snoring can cause huge problems for both the snorer and the people who have to live in a close vicinity to them. Sleep apnoea is diagnosed when the blockage causes the breathing to stop during sleep at least five times every hour for periods in excess of ten seconds. Sleep apnoea can be very dangerous for the person as they can literally die in their sleep. Snoring caused by sleep apnoea is particularly noisy and can even disrupt whole households, not just the sufferer and their partner.

Diabetes  Diabetes complications are the second largest cause of deaths in the United States. About two million people in the United States have Type 1 diabetes that is treated by insulin. Many others have Type 2 diabetes and about five percent are not aware they have diabetes. They won’t be diagnosed until they decide they are abnormally tired, urinating too much, and hungry and thirsty all the time. These are the most common signs of diabetes.

Eating Disorders  Eating disorders are serious impacts on one’s eating behaviour. It may involve an unhealthy extreme reduction in one’s food intake or on the other hand, extreme overeating followed by the feelings of guilt and distress about body shape and weight. It is important to remember that having an eating disorder is not because one has failed or does not have enough will power. In fact it is a recognised medical illness which is treatable. The most common types of eating disorders are bulimia and anorexia nervosa. A third type of eating disorder, binge-eating is not yet a formal psychiatric diagnosis although it has been suggested.

Hair Loss  When you consider the various things that can happen to us, not many cosmetic problems can be as sudden or as traumatic as hair loss. Our hair is by its very nature a big part of our looks and also plays a big part in creating our self image. So when hair disappears or falls out in great lumps, embarrassment and despair can very easily follow. There are a variety of reasons for hair loss, all which relate to specific reactions in your body. One of the well-known problems that are related to hair loss is known as male pattern baldness.



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