Degenerative disease

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  • Alzheimer's Degenerative Disease

    a common neurodegenerative disease that accounts for the majority of all cases of dementia (Advokat, Comaty & Julien, 2014). Although the exact cause of Alzheimer’s is unknown, it is hypothesized that two systems crucial for the communication between brain cells fail due to the down regulation of acetylcholine and the over activation of glutamate, which result in the death of neurons (IOS Press, 2008). It is believed to involve the irreversible loss of cholinergic neurons, specifically in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus (Advokat et al., 2014). The onset of this disease usually occurs after age 60, but is increasingly being reported in people younger than 65 (Advokat et al., 2014). Symptoms of Alzheimer’s involve cognitive…

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  • Muscular Degenerative Disease

    Muscular degenerative disease is a malfunction in the body that often weakens the skeletal muscles and prevents function in the body. The disease was discovered in 1861 by a French neurologist named Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne, but the discovery of the cause was founded in 1886 ("Diseases - DMD”). One particular muscular dystrophy that affects children is called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in which a small percentage of boys are born with. DMD is a muscular disease that causes…

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  • American Indians Degenerative Disease

    The degenerative disease that I have chosen is Cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. It happens when someone has had an injury or disease for a long time that scar tissue starts to form. Is not always known what may be causing it, but there are some things that can cause it. It can be alcoholism, obesity or viruses. According to the Department of Health and Human services, cirrhosis/ chronic liver disease was one of the leading cause of death for American Indians. American Indians and…

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  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

    What is Degenerative joint disease (DJD) The other name of the Degenerative Joint Disease called Osteoarthritis (OA) or “wear and tear”. It is caused by inflammation of the joints and loss of the cartilage. There are over 100 types of arthritis conditions. Osteoarthritis is the most common and affects the feet, hands, spine, and large weight-bearing joints. More than half of all persons over age 65 have evidence of idiopathic OA. Progressive joint deterioration occurs because of the age…

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  • Speech On Concussions

    The effects of a concussion are so dangerous ¨They found a suicide rate of 31 deaths per 100,000 patients — three times the population norm. The mean time between a mild concussion and suicide was 5.7 years, and each additional concussion raised suicide risk.¨ The people that killed themselves over a concussion were found having CTE in their brain ¨Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive…

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  • Degenerative Joint Disease Case Study

    Degenerative joint disease (Osteoarthritis) is a breakdown of cartilage inside a joint. Common symptoms of Osteoarthritis are stiffness, pain and joint dysfunction (Better Health Channel, 2016, para. 5). Glucosamine is an effective treatment for Osteoarthritis (Arthritis Research, 2005, para. 3). The double-blind randomized clinical trial (RCT) conducted by Hamid Reza Arti and Mohammad Ebrahim Azemi in 2012 drew attention to Alendronate. Alendronate is known to have healing properties and…

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  • Degenerative Or Idiopathic Disease: A Case Study

    A degenerative or idiopathic disease is characterized by the deterioration and loss of functions of internal organs and cells. An example of this disease would be Laminitis, which is a painful, and potentially crippling disease that can be fatal to horses. A horse may have to be humanely euthanized if the effects of the disease have become so serious that it is inhumane to continue to attempt further treatment. Laminitis can affect any of the feet but is more commonly seen in the front feet. Any…

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  • Living Under Circe's Spell

    In the short essays “On Being a Cripple,” by Nancy Mairs, and “Living Under Circe’s Spell,” by Matthew Soyster, two different authors expose what their life was like after being diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). The first essay is a piece that discusses years of dealing with this chronic degenerative disease, reflecting on what it has taught the author, how it has made her a better person, and also talks a lot about how society should treat the disabled as normal people. The second is a…

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  • Biopsychosocial Model Case Study

    aims to provide an understanding for how psychological and social factors continually interact with biological influences in disease and illness. Developed by Dr. George Engel, the biopsychosocial model places value of lifestyle and health related behaviours as influences in health and in disease. In comparison to the earlier Biomedical Model, which focused purely on biological factors, Engel believed psychological and social factors had contributions to the cause, prevention and treatment of…

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  • Ehler's Danlos Syndrome Analysis

    Ehler’s Danlos, EDS for short, is a genetic connective tissue disorder caused through abnormalities in the body’s processing, production, and or integral structure of collagen(Mayo Clinic, 2017). Ehler’s Danlos is what numerous call chronic and degenerative; a patient may endure this particular condition with no hope for a cure throughout their entire life, as the disease rapidly progresses. Most diagnoses face a lifelong commitment to the syndrome and pains that plagues them. This is…

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