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Understanding the Various Phases of Alzheimer’s

If you are caring for a person who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, it is important for you to know as much about this disorder as possible, so that you will be able to care for the patient in a better way. Usually, the patient will be able to lead a normal and productive life when this disease is still in the early phases. Of course, there will be some symptoms of this disorder and you will identify these symptoms because the patient will start to act differently. However, the symptoms... 

Accepting Alzheimer’s Disease

If a loved one in you family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease by the doctor, you would feel as if the world around you has become dark and gloomy. While it is not easy to accept that your loved one has this terrible disease, it is a fact that you can not alter. If you know other people who have this health condition, you will know that it is quite difficult to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. You have to spend a lot of time with the patient because you have to cater to his... 

AIDS – acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AIDS is a virus that destroys the helper T-cells of the immune system, thus not allowing them to fight off any infections that a person with a healthy immune system could. Patients are vulnerable to infection by bacteria, such as protozoa and fungi. Initially patients are labeled HIV+ with AIDS. Since the initial reporting of AIDS in 1981, 243,423 patients have died from the disease. AIDS is diagnosed when a person develops HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). HIV can be contacted directly by sexual... 

How to know if you have asthma or not

The common presenting complaints are: •    Presence of atrophy, i.e. history of asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema or urticaria in anv of the family members. •    Difficulty in breathing with wheezing sound which may be episodic initially and become continuous later. •    Persistent unexplained cough with or without sputum. •    Past history of frequent ‘allergic bronchitis’, ‘asthmatic bronchitis’ or ‘eosinophilia’.  

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, the Copy Cat Disease

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a disease that affects humans of varying ages. The saddest part is that there is no known cause and no known treatment for this illness. However, medical science has continued its role to find its cure. To date, long-term survival has increased due to advance modes of treatment. The impact of this disease is devastating to the person affected. There is gradual change of lifestyle. The person needs to limit most of his activities, especially during severe symptoms....