Coronary artery disease can get to a point where ischemia happens even when you’re at rest. This is a medical emergency and may lead to a heart attack. If this happens to you, call your doctor or go to the emergency room. Ischemia can happen without warning in anyone with heart disease, although it is more common in people with diabetes.
Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), while often used as a synonym for pneumonia, can also be applied to other types of infection including lung abscess and acute bronchitis. Symptoms include shortness of breath, weakness, fever, coughing and fatigue.
Diabetes mellitus (or diabetes) is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects your body's ability to use the energy found in food. There are three major types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. All types of diabetes mellitus have something in common.
Malaria is typically found in tropical and subtropical climates. It’s not very common in the United States. You may have heard about being prescribed medications to prevent malaria when traveling to certain countries. We’ll tell you what symptoms to watch for, treatment for malaria, and ways to avoid the disease.
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. Compared with other diseases caused by a single infectious agent, tuberculosis is the second biggest killer, globally. In 2015, 1.8 million people died from the disease, with 10.4 million falling ill.
Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions.
Blindness is the inability to see anything, even light. If you’re partially blind, you have limited vision. For example, you may have blurry vision or the inability to distinguish the shapes of objects. Complete blindness means that you can’t see... Read More. Blindness is the inability to see anything, even light.
A Collection of Related Diseases. Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues. Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body, which is made up of trillions of cells.
Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic. Often developing from a cold or other respiratory infection, acute bronchitis is very common. Chronic bronchitis, a more serious condition, is a constant irritation or inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, often due to smoking.
Chronic lower respiratory is a group of diseases that affects the lungs. The diseases are most common in cigarette smokers, but everyone should understand their risk. Here's what you should know about chronic lower respiratory disease, including symptoms, causes and treatment options.
Influenza is a common cause of pneumonia, especially among younger children, the elderly, pregnant women, or those with certain chronic health conditions or who live in a nursing home. Most cases of flu never lead to pneumonia, but those that do tend to be more severe and deadly.
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 5.1: 5. Accidents (unintentional injuries) 4.4 6. Diabetes mellitus: 3.0 7. Influenza and pneumonia: 2.7 8. Alzheimer's disease: 2.4 9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis 1.7 10. Septicemia (blood poisoning) 1.4 11. Suicide: 1.3 12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis: 1.1 13.