While there is no known cure for Crohn's disease, therapies can greatly reduce the signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease and even bring about long-term remission. With treatment, many people with Crohn's disease are able to function well (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2011). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition with a relapsing-remitting disease course. Treatment often requires both induction and maintenance strategies. The management of mild to moderate Crohn’s disease is challenging because the natural history of mild disease is not known and effective treatment options are limited (Wong & Bressler, 2008).
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.
VI. Some symptoms that may show up are: burning sensation when urinating, or a white, yellow, or greenish discharge from the penis in men. In women, painful/burning sensation when urinating, vaginal discharge, or vaginal bleeding in between periods. 5 1. You can get treated from this disease with an antibiotic.
Paula Welch Biology 106 Jennifer McCoy, MS Research Paper 11/23/2010 LUPUS Lupus is a disorder of the immune system that most commonly affects women in their 20’sand 30’s. There is no cure for lupus, but doctors and scientist are doing what they can to find one. Though lupus is often thought as a women disease, men get lupus too. Lupus is an auto-immune disease. This means there is a problem with the body’s normal immune system response.
Causes and spread of infection Understand the causes of infection Outcome 1 Identify the differences between bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites All 4 are different types of pathogens Bacteria is a single celled organism that multiply by themselves. They live within and on most living and non-living things. The majority of bacteria are harmless and beneficial to the human body but some can cause infectious diseases. A bacterium usually affects one part of the body and doesn’t spread across or through the body. Bacterial infections are normally treated with a course of antibiotics.
Lupus medications can help lower long-term risk and keep symptoms under control. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, 80% to 90% of people with lupus can expect a normal lifespan with great treatment. (Griffen, pg.1) In the 1950’s mostly everyone died because there were no diagnosis and no treatments available. A
Parasites, common parasites are, Malaria and worms. 1.3 An infection is a germ that makes you sick and has signs and symptoms. Colonization may not make you sick and has no signs or symotoms. 1.4 A systemic infection is running through the blood stream and is spreading or has spread. A localised infection is restricted to a small area only.
Severity varies enormously from person to person: some have only small patches; for others the whole body is affected. Most often, plaques occur on elbows, knees, lower back and scalp, although any part of the body can be affected. About 80% of people who develop psoriasis have this plaque psoriasis but in fact there are nine types, each with unique signs and symptoms. Psoriasis can also affect a person’s joints. In approximately 10-15% of sufferers the inflammation can lead to psoriatic arthritis, symptoms of which include pain, stiffness, and inflammation
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system isn’t working like it should and begins attacking healthy tissue. What is RA? RA most often targets your joints. Your joint is surrounded by tissue called the synovium, which supports and protects it.
There currently is no cure for COPD however, treatment and lifestyle changes can help patients to feel better and slow down the advancement of the disease. The leading causes of COPD are smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke, and chemicals. People who suffer from COPD have blocked tubes that carry air back and forth from the lungs. Side effects caused by the disease include coughing that causes large amounts of phlegm, wheezing, shortness of breath, frequent respiratory infections, and chest tightness (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute,