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Forum: Diseases and Conditions

A disease is a disorder of function or structure in the body of a human being, animal, or plant. This condition then causes specific symptoms or signs affecting a specific part of the body. The symptoms or signs are generally not a direct result of physical injury. This forum is for discussing anything related to diseases and various health conditions.

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  1. An allergy is the response of the immune system of the body to substances which are generally not harmful, such as foods, pollens and house dust mite. Whilst these allergens (substances) pose no problem in most people, in people suffering from allergies, the immune system identifies those allergens as a threat to the body, thus producing a response which is not appropriate. This forum is for discussing anything related to allergies.

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  2. Anemia is the condition in which the blood does not have enough healthy hemoglobin or red blood cells, causing the body to lack enough oxygen. This is the forum for discussing anything related to anemia

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  3. An anxiety disorder is the long-term health condition whereby the individual feels anxious about a wide range of issues and situations, rather than a specific event, and this leads to both physical and psychological (mental) symptoms. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  4. An autoimmune disease is what is experienced when the immune system, which defends the body against disease, starts to treat healthy cells of the body as foreign, thus attacking healthy cells. This is the forum for discussing anything related to the diseases

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  5. This is the forum for discussing health issues affecting the neck and the back

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  6. Birth defects are functional or structural abnormalities present at birth, causing mental or physical disability. The defects may be caused by problems with chromosomes, environmental factors or genetic problems. This is the forum for discussing anything related to birth defects

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  7. Blood disorders are the various conditions which affect any or all the 3 main components of blood, which are the white blood cells fighting infections; the red blood cells carrying oxygen to the tissues of the body; and the platelets helping the blood to clot. The plasma, which is the liquid portion of blood, can also be affected in some cases. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  8. Bone disease is the condition damaging the skeleton, making the bones to be weak and prone to fractures. Weak bones are not aging-related, and while the formation of strong bones starts in childhood, an individual of any age can improve the health of his or her bone. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  9. Circulation Diseases are the group of diseases affecting circulation and the heart, and could include coronary heart disease, heart attack, angina and congenital heart disease. This is the forum for discussing anything related to Circulation Diseases

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  10. Depressive disorders, also known as major depressive disorders, clinical depression or major depression, are a mood disorder responsible for a persistent feeling of loss of interest and sadness. They affect how you feel, behave and think, and can lead to a variety of physical and emotional problems. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  11. Digestive diseases are the disorders affecting the digestive tract, and some symptoms may include diarrhea, bloating, gas, stomach cramps and stomach pain. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  12. Nutrition disorders is the condition characterized by insufficient intake of certain nutrients or of food, because the body is unable to absorb and use nutrients, or by excessive consumption of certain foods. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  13. Dissociative disorders (DD) are the conditions involving breakdowns or disruptions of memory, identity, awareness or perception, and the sufferer pathologically and involuntarily makes use of a defense mechanism known as dissociation. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  14. Ear conditions are the various types of infections occurring when a viral or bacterial infection affects the middle ear or the sections of the ear at the back of the eardrum. The conditions can be painful because of the build up of fluid or because of inflammation in the middle ear, and can be acute or chronic. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  15. Eye conditions are the various problems affecting vision. This forum is for discussing all issues related to the eyes

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  16. Foodborne illnesses, food poisoning or foodborne disease are the illnesses caused after consuming contaminated food, pathogenic bacteria, parasites or viruses which contaminate food, as well as natural or chemical toxins like poisonous mushrooms. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  17. Gastrointestinal diseases are the diseases which affect the gastrointestinal tract, comprising the esophagus, small intestine, stomach, the accessory organs of digestions, large intestine and rectum, gallbladder, the liver and pancreas. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  18. A genetic disorder is an abnormality in the DNA of an individual. Abnormalities can involve the addition or subtraction of entire chromosomes or be as small as a single-base mutation in just one gene. This is the forum for discussing anything related to genetic disorders

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  19. Heart disease are the conditions involving blocked or narrowed blood vessels, which could lead to a heart attack, stroke or angina (chest pain). Other heart conditions, such as the ones affecting the heart's muscle, rhythm or valves, are also considered forms of heart disease. This is the forum for discussing the issues.

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  20. This is the forum for discussing all health conditions caused by heat or related to the sun

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  21. Hormones are regulatory substances the body produces and in tissue fluids such as sap or blood to stimulate specific tissues or cells into action. This is the forum for discussing all health conditions related to the hormones

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  22. Impulse control disorders (ICD) are the class of psychiatric disorders characterized by impulsivity the inability to resist an urge, impulse or a temptation that may harm oneself or others. This is the forum for discussing anything related to ICD

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  23. Infectious diseases are organism-caused disorders; organisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. Many of the organisms living in the human body are not harmful, and are even helpful. However, there are still some organisms which cause diseases. This forum is for discussing infectious diseases

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  24. An immediate skin reaction can be caused by insect bites and stings. This is the forum for discussing bites and stings from insects such as fire ants, bees, wasps, hornets, fleas, mosquitoes and mites.

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  25. Kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function with time. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  26. Liver disease is any type of disturbance in the proper functioning of the liver, leading to illness. Many critical functions are carried out by the liver and should it become injured or diseased, significant damage can be caused to the body. This forum is for discussing all issues related to liver diseases

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  27. Symptoms are a mental or physical feature indicating a condition of disease, especially such a feature that is apparent to the patient. This is the forum for discussing issues related to all kinds of symptoms

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  28. Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in any part of the body. Different types of cancer exist, and is named depending on the area of the body affected. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this disease

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  29. Metabolic disorders are conditions characterized by the body's abnormal chemical reactions altering the normal metabolic process, and can even be inherited single gene anomaly, most of them being autosomal recessive. This is the forum for discussing anything related to these issues

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  30. Neurological disorders are diseases of the spine, brain and the nerves connecting them. Hundreds of the diseases of the nervous system exist, some of which are brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and stroke as well as frontotemporal dementia and other less familiar ones. This is the forum for discussing issues relating to the diseases

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  31. Personality disorders are the mental health problems where your behavior and personality cause you or others distress, with a maladaptive and deeply ingrained pattern of behavior of a specified kind, usually manifesting on reaching adolescence and causing long-term difficulties in functioning in the society or in personal relationships. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  32. Phobias are the anxiety disorders, defined usually as a persistent fear of an object or situations in which the person suffering from the disorder commits to great lengths in avoiding, generally disproportional to the actual posed danger, in most cases being recognized as something not rational. This is the forum for discussing anything related to these disorders

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  33. Pregnancy complications are health problems occurring during pregnancy, which can involve the baby's health, the mother's health, or both. There are health problems which arise before pregnancy, which could lead to complications. There are also problems arising during the pregnancy. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  34. Respiratory diseases are pathological conditions affecting the tissues and organs making gas exchange possible, and includes conditions of the trachea, bronchi, upper respiratory tract, bronchioles, pleura and pleural cavity, alveoli, and the breathing nerves and muscles, and while the diseases can be mild, they can as well be self-limiting, such as the common cold, or even life-threatening with conditions such as pulmonary embolism, bacterial pneumonia, and lung cancer. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  35. Sleep disorders, or somnipathy, are the medical disorders of a person's sleep patterns, and some are serious enough to interfere with normal mental, physical, social and emotional functioning. This is the forum for discussing anything related to sleep disorders

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  36. Speech-language disorders are the group of communication problems in which the language development of a child is significantly below age level, which means that the child is noticeably behind peers in the development of language and/or speech skills, and some causes are brain injury or disorder, hearing loss, intellectual disability, physical impairments (such as cleft lip or palate), drug abuse, and vocal issues. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  37. Thyroid diseases are medical conditions which impair thyroid function, and some of them are hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hypothyroidism. This is the forum for discussing anything related to these health conditions

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  38. Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body is unable to produce enough or any insulin, leading to elevated levels of glucose in the blood. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  39. Skin conditions are the various health conditions suffered by the skin, such as acne, lupus, rubeola, cold sore and psoriasis. This is the forum for discussing various skin conditions

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