INCORRECT The most common type of cirrhosis worldwide is actually the result of hepatotoxins, such as viral hepatitis, which cause massive liver necrosis. C) All alcoholics will develop cirrhosis. INCORRECT No more than half of all alcoholics will develop Laennec's cirrhosis, which is the type of cirrhosis related to alcohol consumption. Laennec's cirrhosis is the most common form of cirrhosis in North America. D) Spouses of alcoholics are at risk for cirrhosis.
Women of color are two-to-three times more likely to develop lupus. Of particular concern are the disease’s effects on African-American women, who are more likely to be affected at an earlier age, experience greater disease severity, have the highest overall death rate among people with lupus, and are three times more likely to die from the disease than Caucasian women ("Systemic Lupus Erythematosus ", 2011).
The traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease are high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, family history, diabetes, smoking, being post-menopausal for women and being older than 45 for men, obesity may also be a risk factor. Once the inner wall of an artery is damaged, fatty deposits (plaques) made of cholesterol and other cellular waste products tend to accumulate at the site of injury in a process called atherosclerosis. If the surface of these plaques breaks or ruptures, blood cells called platelets will clump at the site to try to repair the artery. This clump can block the artery, leading to a heart attack. Lifestyle changes and medicines can help control CAD.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease also called COPD is a progressive life threatening lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is caused by chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Damage to your airways eventually interferes with the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your lungs. It is considered a progressive disease because it worsens over time. More than 12 million people are infected in the U.S., while another 12 million people are believed to have the disease but remain undiagnosed.
As these children grow older, they are actually, in many cases, at high risk of being seriously injured or even killed by this harmful thing, obesity. Only six years ago a survey was taken up that led to knowledge of estimated deaths caused by obesity-related illness. The astounding statistic shows that 112,000 to 325,000 American adults die from it every year. This means that people with the highest BMI’s are twice more likely to die prematurely than the average American. Here are a few examples of the illnesses caused by obesity: type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular (heart) disease, and asthma.
It was previously thought that diet and stress were a cause, but they now know that while these factors may aggravate UC, they are not the cause. A possible cause of UC is an immune system malfunction. When the body is trying to fight off an infection, an abnormal response can occur which causes the immune system to attack the colon cells. Hereditary factors also play a role with Ulcerative Colitis, as it is more prevalent in
STDs, most types of pneumonia, infected wounds or lacerations, and most other bacterial infections are routinely treatable now, but were far more debilitating or even lethal just a few decades ago. • the decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke. Between 1972 and 1992, death rates from heart disease plunged by 51 percent, but coronary heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States. The decrease was driven by combinations of screening, education, cholesterol and blood pressure medications, dietary changes, and exercise regimens. • the recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard, which I’ll talk about in greater detail in a moment... • motor vehicle safety.
Eating the wrong thing can flame up your intestines and make things 10x worse. Because the exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown, factors such as autoimmune reaction, genes, and environment may play a role in this disease. There is no cure for patients with Crohn’s disease. It is chronic and you will deal with this illness throughout your lifetime. The four main goals in treating this disease is to induce remission, maintain remission, improve the patient’s quality of life, and minimize toxicity.
Atherosclerosis can be caused by several things in our lifestyle and diets. The lifestyles we choose to live affect the heart and this is the worst one smoking cigarettes. The majority I am going to discuss are diet or health decisions obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. These issues are all caused by a poor diet and not eating the right things. There is one that you have no control over and that is family history or what is already in your dna.