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What is Multiple Sclerosis? MS Symptoms, Course

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Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, potentially disabling disease that damages the central nervous system, the brain, and the spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease, which causes damage to the nerve cells and the so-called myelin that surrounds the nerve cells. What multiple sclerosis means? The body attempts to repair the holes in …

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Sjögren’s Syndrome is an Autoimmune Disease

Sjögren's syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disease, or in other terms, it is an autoimmune disease. It primarily causes dry eyes and dry mouth. It is mainly causing reduced tear and saliva production. The cause of the disease is the same as other autoimmune diseases. Sjögren’s syndrome is relatively uncommon, affecting nearly one in 100 …

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Celiac Disease: Autoimmune Gluten Sensitivity

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Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. The cause of the celiac disease is not the cereal itself, but one of the protein groups of gluten in wheat, rye, and barley: the gliadin. In celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy), gluten ingested by the diet cannot be processed by the body, which therefore …

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Schizophrenia Positive and Negative Symptoms

Schizophrenia

The term “schizophrenia” is familiar for almost everyone everywhere in the world. However, most people do not know for sure what it is and how to recognize a schizophrenic person. The word “schizophrenia” means “split mind” in Greek. However, this is not the same as ‘split personality’ used in everyday language. It is a split …

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In What Age ALS Starts – How many people get ALS

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ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a fatal disease responsible for the progressive destruction of the motor neurons controlling voluntary movements. Motor neurons are nerve cells that extend from the brain throughout the spinal cord and to muscles all over the body. These motor neurons initiate and provide communication links between the brain and the voluntary …

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Facts About Bipolar Disorder and Help

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Bipolar disorder (the former term was manic depression) is a mental illness. It’s marked with huge mood swings. Bipolar disorder affects around 2.5 to 5 percent of the adult population everywhere in the world. It has a pronounced family accumulation: in the first-degree relatives of bipolar patients (parents, siblings, children) the risk of the disorder …

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Type 1 Diabetes Incidence, Early Symptoms, Self-Care

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I call type 1 diabetes (T1D) civilization disease because statistically, its more prevalent in the developed countries. However, there are exemptions; for example, Japan, which is one of the most developed states of the world, has a low incidence of childhood T1D (2.4/100,000). Finland has the highest prevalence of T1D (57.6/100,000), and Venezuela has the …

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