By: Linda L Kinyon
Chronic pain affects approximately fifty percent of the population. Chronic pain has been around since the beginning of time. Ancient civilizations recorded accounts of chronic pain on stone tablets. While early accounts associate pain with evil and magic, the relief for chronic pain was gained...
By: Karen Struss
There are many types of chronic pain disorders that can vary in intensity from uncomfortable to excruciating and debilitating. Pain that lasts for more than three to six months is generally considered chronic. Because chronic pain can be long-lasting, there are many physiological, psychological and...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Scurvy is caused by a prolonged lack of vitamin C or ascorbic acid. This vitamin is needed for the synthesis of collagen in humans. Collagen is a group of natural proteins that occur in the body. These proteins are necessary for the health and strength...
By: Alison Bowler
For the maintenance of good health, humans require a properly balanced diet. When deprived of certain vitamins humans may develop a number of conditions. The condition, scurvy, occurs in people with a dietary absence of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). While most commonly seen in areas...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
Rickets is a disease directly related to loss of Calcium that affects the bones in the body that results in weakening of the bones. This disease is usually hereditary but can be treated with Calcium with the help of Vitamin D for better Absorption along...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
Vitamin C also known as Asorbic acid plays a key role in the prevention of Scurvy. This is because Scurvy is directly linked with deficiency in Vitamin C. Just as a deficiency in vitamin C results in Scurvy; vitamin C is also the treatment to...
By: Lenna Gonya
Historically, the disease known as scurvy, was most associated with sailors from the 17th and 18th centuries. It was prevalent among seafarers since it is caused by a vitamin C deficiency, and foods containing this important vitamin were generally lacking in their diet. While scurvy...
By: Lenna Gonya
The mysterious disease known as Lymphangioleiomyomatosis has perplexed the medical world since it was first discovered and identified around 1918, and later reported in a medical journal in 1937. Better known as LAM, this rare disease primarily attacks the lungs of women, normally those of...
Rickets: Symptoms and treatment
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Rickets is an illness that occurs in children during the formative years of their bones and skeletal structure. Rickets occur when there is a lack of vitamin D, phosphorus, and calcium in the diet. Many children in developing countries are at risk for this disease...
By: Lokemun Magar
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is an unusual invasion of a type of muscle cell into the lungs, the airways, blood and lymph vessels. These LAM cells have been found in kidneys as well. They cause cystic destruction of the lungs with progressive pulmonary dysfunction. Tumors may even...

 

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