Barbara Bush had suffered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure before her death, according to CNN. On Sunday, a spokesperson for the family said that she had been hospitalized several times and had opted to stop seeking medical treatment.
Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.
Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease (IHD), refers to a group of diseases which includes stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death. It is within the group of cardiovascular diseases of which it is the most common type.
Acute respiratory infection is an infection that may interfere with normal breathing. It can affect just your upper respiratory system, which starts at your sinuses and ends at your vocal chords. It can also affect just your lower respiratory system, which starts at your vocal chords and ends at your lungs.
Stroke by the Numbers. Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. A stroke happens every 40 seconds. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Every 4 minutes someone dies from stroke. Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.
The earlier lung and bronchus cancer is caught, the better chance a person has of surviving five years after being diagnosed. For lung and bronchus cancer, 16.1% are diagnosed at the local stage. The 5-year survival for localized lung and bronchus cancer is 56.3%.