Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Diseases That Cause Weight Gain

  1. Hypothyroidism - Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.
  2. Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency - Essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are fatty acids that humans and other animals must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them
  3. Food Sensitivity - Food  Sensitivity exists when an individual experiences difficulty in the digestion of specific foods or certain groupings of foods.
  4. Cushing's Syndrome - a hormonal disorder caused by high levels of cortisol
  5. Blood Sugar Imbalance - Having too high or low of a level of blood sugar or blood glucose can lead to various symptoms and health problems.

Eye Diseases That Can Cause Blindness

There is a wide range of diseases and conditions that can affect our eyes, causing visual impairment and often blindness. The leading causes of blindness are:
  1. Cone-rod dystrophy - Cone-Rod Dystrophy (CRD) is an inherited progressive disease that causes deterioration of the cone and rod photoreceptor cells and often results in blindness. 
  2. Diabetic retinopathy - Diabetic retinopathy is a common diabetic eye disease caused by changes in retinal blood vessels.
  3. Glaucoma - Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged due to changes in eye pressure. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness.
  4. Stargardt's disease - Stargardt disease, or fundus flavimaculatus is form of macular dystrophy that begins early in life. It is an inherited juvenile macular degeneration that causes progressive vision loss usually to the point of legal blindness. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Asbestos Related Diseases, Sickness, Illness

Asbestosis - This is scarring of the lungs: the airways become so inflamed and scarred that oxygen is no longer able to pass from the lungs into the blood. The lungs become stiff and inelastic, making breathing progressively difficult.

Mesothelioma - Mesothelioma, more precisely malignant mesothelioma, is a rare form of cancer that develops from the protective lining that covers many of the body's internal organs, the mesothelium. It is usually caused by exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos-related lung cancer - Asbestos related lung cancer occurs in several forms including bronchial carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.  Not every asbestos-related lung cancer is a mesothelioma, which are tumors specifically of the lining surrounding the lungs, heart, or abdomen.

Pleural disease - Pleural plaque/thickening involves scarring of the lining of the lung indicating that an individual has had lung damage sufficient to be at risk for more serious complications.