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Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or CJD is a degenerative neurological disorder that causes death typically within a year after the onset of symptoms. The disease is considered rare and affects one in one million individuals on a yearly basis. The three categories used to define CJD are: sporadic CJD, hereditary CJD, and acquired CJD. Sporadic CJD is the form of the disease which manifests without the individual having any known risk factors. Hereditary CJD is the form which is closely linked to an inherited factor, while Acquired CJD is the form which is transmitted through infected brain tissue. Creutzfeldt-Jakob...
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What Causes Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the collective name given to the variety of diseases that affect the heart. It is characterised by circulation problems, problems with the myocardium or heart muscle and in rare cases hereditary causes.  Circulation problems involve issues with the blood vessels leading to and from the heart which results in inadequate blood flow. While there are many risk factors, no one can effectively determine what causes heart disease. What is certain is that heart disease is impartial to race, age or weight, and is a silent killer. According to the National Vital Statistics Report available...
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Hirschsprung’s Disease

Hirschsprung’s disease is a condition in which the nerves of the colon, or the large intestine do not develop properly in a baby, during pregnancy. This results in complications to pass stools. There are severe cases where children cannot have a bowel movement due to an obstructed colon. In such a case, the stools build up in the obstructed portion of the colon, which will expand to an abnormal state. Other cases are  so mild that the condition is not detected until later on in life. It is unclear as to what causes hirschsprung’s disease. It is clear what happens in the condition,...
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Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome

What is Klippel Trenaunay syndrome? Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS) is described as a circulatory disorder that is hereditary. KTS is a disorder concerning the vessels of the blood, it includes a condition called cutaneous capillary angioma, which is the occurrence of an overdevelopment in the veins, tissues, and bones. KTS is regarded as an abnormality in the capillary, or a port wine stain, which covers an abnormality in the vein and or lymph. In most cases related soft tissue, and bone hypertrophy may occur. Hypertrophy refers to an enlargement of one’s organ or tissue. An abnormality...
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Gallbladder Pain

With the various kinds of disease and illnesses developing around the world today, many persons are more concerned about health issues. As a result, most people take action, as soon as symptoms are present. One such category of illnesses, that are becoming more prevalent, are those related to the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear shaped organ inside the body, that is located close to the liver. Its main function is to store bile. Gallbladder disease is more prevalent in women than in men. This disease is mostly caused by the development of gallstones, or already existing gallstones that are...
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Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratosis are brown, or pale brownish black growths that slightly look like warts. They can appear on the face, chest, the shoulders, or in the back. These growths may appear waxy, and at times even scaly. Seborrheic Keratosis may appear either one at a time, or in multiple growths. They sometimes take the appearance of cancerous skin, and at this time will require a biopsy to confirm. These growths are painless and do not necessarily require treatment. If, however, the Seborrheic Keratosis becomes irritated by either clothing, or cosmetic products, they may be surgically removed. Symptoms...
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