By: G E Barr
AN AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERWhen Hakaru Hashimoto was 35, he gave up what was beginning to be a very bright academic career to go back home and take over the family practice. Because his family needed him. It was Hakaru Hashimoto who first described the symptoms of...
By: R.A. Scott
Alzheimer's disease has been with humanity forever. It was first described in 1906 by a psychiatrist named, you guessed, Alois Alzheimer! But the disease had been around so much longer than that. I think most of us have been affected one way or another by...
Exploring the main causes of cancer
By: Karen Williams
Thanks to a friend for this question:"My good gal friend just found out she has stage 3 throat cancer - which hasn't yet been confirmed, but her doctor is a specialist and was pretty certain. I would like to see her more open to Law...
Understanding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
By: Elizabeth Barnes
Tips for living with COPDCOPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a disease state characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible(Smeltzer). This can include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and about 16 million...
Cancer: Understanding why scientists have yet to discover a cure
By: Andrea Mahr
The term "cure for cancer" is misleading, as it implies that there could be one drug against every kind of cancer in each and every individual. In case of this interpretation, it is clear that there can be no cure for cancer, never.But if...
Exploring brittle diabetes
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Brittle diabetes is known as labile diabetes or unstable diabetes. Persons with this diabetes type have rapid swings in their blood sugars from the extreme highs to the extreme lows. It is very complicated for a doctor to treat, and most people that have brittle...
By: Allen Teal
Your immune system is the military of your body. One of its favorite ways to win the battle against foreign objects that invade your body is to surround and isolate them. In most cases, this results in the foreign body being digested by your immune...
The history of diabetes treatments
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Diabetes treatments are sure much better today than they were hundreds of years or even several years ago. I would have hated to have had diabetes back even several years before, when meters where big and hard to use, and insulin needles were huge sources...
By: Suzette Baker
Is there a cure for Alzheimer's? As of yet, the answer is no, but there is a lot of research being funded by groups such as the Alzheimer's Association in hopes of finding a cure. Hope remains that in the coming years, improvements in care...
Hashimoto's disease treatment
By: Nayab Sh
To treat a disease it is important to treat its cause. The basic cause behind Hashimoto's disease is faulty immune system which attacks the thyroid gland and causes its inflammation and under activity which is called hypothyroidism. Up until now there is no treatment...

 

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