When this happens, the muscles and tissues that surround the joint weaken. This can deform your joint and make it hard for you to move. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks itself. The pattern of joints affected is usually symmetrical, involves the hands and other joints and is worse in the morning. Rheumatoid arthritis is also a systemic disease, involving other body organs, whereas osteoarthritis is limited to the joints.
The risk increasing to those individuals who; wear closed shoes especially the plastic-lined, keep their feet wet for a long time, sweat a lot and those who have a minor injury on their skin or nail (PubMed Health, 2011). Athlete's foot infections range from mild to severe and may last a short or long time. Individuals suffering from this condition are advised not to share personal items such as shoes, stockings or socks as its contagious and can be passed from an infected person to un-infected one through direct contact (PubMed Health, 2011). The fungus also spreads to infect the nails discoloring, thickening and crumbling them. The major symptoms include; red, itchy skin, stinging pain plus a burning sensation and crusty blisters.
"Pink eye" (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation and redness of the conjunctiva (the layer of blood vessels covering the white part of the eye). It can appear suddenly or overnight. Pink eye is usually caused by viral or bacterial infections and is a common ailment. Pink eye is commonly acquired through contact with contaminated objects like pillow cases, towels, books, others' make-up. These objects become contaminated through direct contact with infected eye discharge or from hands that were not properly washed after touching an infected eye.
This lupus is actually named for the coin shaped lesions it causes on the skin. The lesions are categorized by the red scaly patches that appear in the cheeks, nose and ears. Often times they are painful and itchy. Once the lesions go away they leave a dark pigmentation and hair loss in the area they appeared. In cases that the lesions appeared on the scalp, they often permanently damage the hair follicles resulting in permanent hair loss.
Some of the more common complications associated with the disease are bowel obstruction, ulcers, and fistulas. Bowel obstruction is the most common and results from the thickening of the intestinal wall with swelling and scar tissue, narrowing the passage. The narrowing of the intestines blocks flow of digested material through the affected area. In severe conditions surgery is needed to remove the dead and damaged tissue of the bowel. Chronic inflammation that accompanies this disease can lead to the formation of ulcers.
Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis is a crippling condition that often prevents people from working within five to ten years of diagnosis. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is characterized by a gradual loss of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is tough tissue that provides cushioning between the bones that make up the joints. Loss of this protective cushion often results in bone spurs and cysts and allows bones to rub on each other, which is extremely painful. The affected joints are usually “load-bearing” joints located in the knees, hands, hips, feet, and spine, although the condition often starts in a single joint.
Some development of arthritis of the fingers, hands, wrists, or knees is also common. The most common visible sign of SLE is the “butterfly” skin rash across the bridge of the nose. Other symptoms are chest pain, fatigue, hair loss, fever without a cause, mouth sores, sensitivity, and swollen lymph nodes. Lupus can also affect other body systems. Depending on what system is affected results in the symptoms associated with it.
Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive gene disorder. This disease affects the lungs most significantly. It also affects the pancreas, liver, and intestines, and various organs. This disease is characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage vital organs. This abnormal mucus can clog the airways which will lead to severe problems with breathing and bacterial infections in the lungs.
The causative agent is Varicella-zoster virus. This disease causes pain and often causes a rash on one side of the body, either right or left. The rash turns into clusters of blisters and the blisters then filled with fluid. According to the first observation, the baby has several blisters to the left side of his spine and the blisters have clear fluid inside. These symptoms reflect that the baby has shingles.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that most typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity. An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues. In addition to causing joint problems, rheumatoid arthritis can also affect your whole body with fevers and fatigue. Rheumatoid arthritis is two to three times more common in women than in men and generally occurs between the ages of 40 and 60.