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DISEASES

A Disease is a particular abnormal condition that negatively affects the structure or function of part or all of an organism, and that is not due to any external injury.

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  1. General Chat about Diseases and Conditions

    General discussion on Diseases and Conditions, especially those not covered by another forum in the category

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  2. Coronary Artery Disease Forum

    Also called ischemic heart disease, Coronary Artery Disease  occurs when the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart become narrowed

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  3. Stroke Forum

    Discussion on Stroke, which occurs when an artery in your brain is blocked or leaks. This causes the oxygen-deprived brain cells to begin dying within minutes.

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  4. Lower Respiratory Infections Forum

    A Lower Respiratory Infection is an infection in your airways and lungs. It can be due to: influenza, or the flu, pneumonia, bronchitis and tuberculosis

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  5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Forum on  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which is a  long-term, progressive lung disease that makes breathing difficult.

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  6. Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancers

    Forum on Respiratory Cancers which include cancers of the trachea, larynx, bronchus, and lungs.

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  7. Forum on Diabetes Mellitus

    Discussion on Diabetes, which is a group of diseases that affect insulin production and use

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  8. Forum on Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias

    When you think of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you might think of a loss of memory, but you might not think of a loss of life. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and interrupts normal mental functions.

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  9. Tuberculosis Forum

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a lung condition caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It’s a treatable airborne bacterium, although some strains are resistant to conventional treatments. 

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  10. Cirrhosis Forum

    Discussion on Cirrhosis which is the result of chronic or long-term scarring and damage to the liver. The damage may be the result of a kidney disease, or it can be caused by conditions like hepatitis and chronic alcoholism.

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  11. Forum on Dehydration due to diarrheal diseases

    Diarrhea is when you pass three or more loose stools in a day. If your diarrhea lasts more than a few days, your body loses too much water and salt. This causes dehydration, which can lead to death.

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  12. Forum on Multiple Sclerosis

    Discussion on Multiple sclerosis (MS), which is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers in the central nervous system

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  13. Forum on Crohn's & Colitis

    Discussion on Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (UC);  both also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), are autoimmune diseases in which the body's immune system attacks the intestines.

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  14. Forum on Lupus

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disease which can damage any part of the body, including the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and nervous system.

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  15. Forum on Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Discussion on Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues, primarily the synovium, the membrane that lines the joints.

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  16. Forum on Allergies & Asthma

    Discussion on Allergies and asthma, which are immune mediated diseases that occur when the body's immune system overreacts to a foreign substance (an allergen), such as pollen or animal dander, that in most people is generally harmless.

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  17. Forum on Celiac Disease

    Discussion on Celiac disease which occurs when the immune system attacks the small intestine after exposure to gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley). This causes inflammation and damage to the small intestine, which can prevent the absorption of water and nutrients into the body.

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  18. Forum on Scleroderma

    Discussion on Scleroderma which is a rheumatic autoimmune disease of the connective tissue which causes skin thickening, spontaneous scarring, blood vessel disease and varying degrees of inflammation.

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  19. Forum on Liver Disease

    Discussion on  Liver Disease, which are many diseases and disorders that can cause the liver to stop functioning properly. Some of the different causes of liver disease include viral infection, alcohol or other environmental toxins, autoimmune disease and genetics.

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  20. Forum on Infectious Diseases

    Discussion on  Infectious diseases, which are caused by pathogens ("germs") including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, and are ranked as the second leading cause of death worldwide by the World Health Organization.

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  21. General Forum on Cancer

    General Discussion on Cancer, which represents more than 200 different types of malignancies—diseases caused by the uncontrolled and destructive growth of cells. When cancer cells grow unregulated, they can develop into tumors, invade nearby parts of the body and spread throughout the body.

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  22. General Forum on Heart Disease

    General Discussion on Heart disease, which encompasses many diseases of the heart and blood vessels, such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, angina pectoris (chest pain or discomfort caused by a reduced blood supply to the heart muscle), stroke and heart failure.

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