Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance that do not usually cause a reaction in most people. Your immune system produces substances known as antibodies. Some antibodies protect you from what could make you sick or cause infection.
Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Some of these diseases include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) and heart defects you can be born with (congenital heart defects), among others.
As your body’s largest organ, your skin plays an important role to cover and protect your body. There are many different skin disorders, some of which are short term, easily treated, and just a nuisance. Others may persist for a longer period, such as acne or atopic dermatitis (eczema) affecting your appearance.
Our bodies rely on sugar for energy – living with diabetes means it can be harder for our blood sugar levels to stay in target. Following a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and taking medication or insulin when necessary is the best way to stay health with diabetes.
Infections are caused by the invasion of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi which cause infectious diseases such as colds, flu and pneumonia for example.
Cholesterol is found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.
Men health issues are those that are specific to the male anatomy. These issues can be relating to human sexuality and the male reproductive system.
Blood pressure is the force of blood against the blood vessels in your body – when this pressure gets too high, that’s when high blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs. Over time, poorly managed blood pressure can cause damage to the blood vessels, increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney, and heart failure.
Neurology is the study of disorders of the nervous system, such as headache, migraine, insomnia, neuropathies, and posterherpetic neuralgia.
It may be acute pain which lasts for a short period of time but is often severe such as headaches, or it may be chronic (or persistent) pain which lasts for weeks, months or even years such as back pain. Chronic or persistent pain is defined as pain that has lasted for longer than three months after the usual recovery period for an illness or injury.
Kidneys function in the body to filter extra water and salt out of the blood. When people have kidney disease (chronic or acute) the kidneys do not filter as well, and can eventually stop working completely, requiring dialysis or kidney transplant. Managing high blood pressure and diabetes is important to protect kidney function.
Liver disease can occur in adults with no history of alcoholism (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis). Excess fat builds up in the liver, and can result in scarring (cirrhosis). It is more common in individuals who have risk factors like being overweight, diabetic or having high cholesterol.
Obesity can be related to a variety of lifestyle, genetic and biological factors. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Respiratory diseases are conditions that affect the organs and tissues (nasal passages, bronchi, and the lungs) of the body that are involved in gas exchange. The severity of the diseases can range from acute to severe. Pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease fall under the respiratory disease umbrella.
Rheumatism refers to disorders affecting the joints and/or connective tissues, as well as many other systems. Examples include rheumatoid arthritis, immune system problems, osteoarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. These conditions can have a severe impact on everyday activities and overall quality of life.
Urologic diseases are those that are involved with urine and the body’s process of disposing of it. Diseases can affect various and specific parts of the body and differently depending on the gender. In females, they involve the urinary tract and in males, they can affect the reproductive system as well. Examples of urologic diseases are urinary tract infections, overactive bladder, and kidney stones.
Vaccines are used to protect the body against particular diseases and help prevent pandemics/epidemics. They work by stimulating the body’s immune system to think that it is being attacked by the disease so the body can produce antibodies to fight and protect for future need. Examples: season influenza, Hepatitis B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Menengitis.
Women health issues are those that are specific to the female anatomy. These issues are relating to human sexuality, contraception, urinary incontinence and the female reproductive system.
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