Tuberculosis is a chronic disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Most often, these mycobacteria strike respiratory organs. However, the disease may affect bones and joints, urogenital organs, eyes, peripheral lymph nodes. Diagnosing of tuberculosis includes a tuberculin test, lungs X-ray, detection of the bacteria in sputum, and instrumental examination of the organs affected by tuberculosis. Treatment for tuberculosis is a complex and long-term systemic therapy that includes antibiotics administration. Surgical treatment can be indicated for certain medical cases.
Throughout the course of human history, we have discovered a great number of medical mysteries. Some of them are not threatening and can be easily solved while others have already been proven to be extremely complicated and difficult to understand. One of them is Huntington’s disease (HD), a medical condition also known as Huntington’s chorea.
A recent study shows that eating a balanced diet and exercising your body lowers your risk of developing dementia. Dementia is a brain disease that inhibits a person’s memory and ability to think. It takes on different forms, but 50 to 70% of it goes hand in hand with Alzheimer’s disease.
There are millions of people around the world who struggle to get out of bed every single morning. For these people, life is a very difficult road for which they don’t have enough energy to walk.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is very difficult to diagnose. And even when identified, treating the symptoms is not a simple task, especially for those individuals that lack the financial muscle, so to speak, to acquire the best solutions that the pharmaceutical industry has to offer.
It is unfortunate that asthma has no cure. Therefore, asthma treatment revolves around controlling the disease so that its symptoms do not cause attacks which can be quite severe and even life-threatening. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America shows that one person out of every fourteen suffers from asthma. Additionally, the disease ranks top in the country’s most expensive diseases to treat.
Everyone knows about typical winter diseases – the flu, colds and such – and those who are affected by them are also aware of spring allergies. However, not everyone might be aware that you can easily get sick in the summer, and that there are also specific diseases and conditions to watch out for in the warmest, sunniest months.
Chickenpox is a very contagious self-limited childhood skin infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Children aged between five and ten years old are the most affected. The disease has a worldwide distribution. Most children affected by the disease have red, itchy spots that turn into fluid-filled blisters. These appear mostly on the face, scalp ears, arms, chest, and belly.