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Types of Illness

Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can cause serious health conditions. Alcohol worsens certain disorders, such as osteoporosis. It can lead to certain cancers. Alcohol abuse also makes it difficult to diagnose other health issues, such as heart disease. This is due to the way alcohol affects the circulatory system.

Allergies
Allergies

Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body's defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm. Genes and the environment probably both play a role. Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe.

Alopecia Areata
Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a disease that causes hair to fall out in small patches. It develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Sudden hair loss may occur on the scalp and other parts of the body.

Amputation
Amputation

The procedure itself may vary, depending on the limb or extremity being amputated and the patient's general health. Amputation may be done under general anesthesia (meaning the patient is asleep) or with spinal anesthesia, which numbs the body from the waist down.

source: webmd.com
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Disorders

A mental health specialist helps you by talking about how to understand and deal with your anxiety disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy: This is a certain type of psychotherapy that teaches you how to recognize and change thought patterns and behaviors that trigger deep anxiety or panic.

source: webmd.com
Arthritis
Arthritis

Arthritis is an informal way of referring to more than 100 types of joint diseases that affect 53 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S. Arthritis is an informal way of referring to more than 100 types of joint diseases that affect 53 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S.

source: arthritis.org
Asperger Syndrome
Asperger Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is part of the autism spectrum disorder, also known as ASD. According to medical experts, it is a mild form of autism and generally manifests without extreme mental disabilities. The main outward characteristics of a person with Asperger’s syndrome are poor social skills, lacking nonverbal communication, and being clumsy.

source: activebeat.co
Asthma
Asthma

Other health conditions can make asthma harder to manage. Examples of these conditions include a runny nose, sinus infections, reflux disease, psychological stress, and sleep apnea. These conditions need treatment as part of an overall asthma care plan.

source: nhlbi.nih.gov