Huntington disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of cognitive ability. Adult-onset Huntington disease, the most common form of this disorder, usually appears in a person’s thirties or forties. Early signs and symptoms can include irritability, depression, small involuntary movements, poor coordination, and trouble learning new information or making decisions. Many people with Huntington disease develop involuntary jerking or twitching movements known as chorea.
There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, so it is no mystery why many people have never heard of Reiter’s Syndrome. Reiter’s Syndrome is a form of arthritis which affects the spine and the sacroiliac joints. This condition causes swelling, redness, warmth, and pain in the affected areas of the joints. Symptoms One typical symptom of this condition is a discharge from the urethra, the tube that is responsible for disposing waste from the bladder.
When the body does not respond properly to insulin, Type 2 Diabetes results. The majority of people with diabetes have Type 2 Diabetes. (Also known as Mature Onset Diabetes) This form of diabetes usually occurs in people aged over 30 years, but it can occur in overweight teenagers and even young children with a family history of diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is a rapidly increasing problem in the “western world”, which if unchecked will lead to massive healthcare burdens.
Type 1 Diabetes develops when the pancreas stops producing insulin. Insulin injections are necessary to treat Type 1 Diabetes. (Also known as Juvenile Onset Diabetes) Type 1 Diabetes occurs in about 10-15% of all cases of diabetes. It usually occurs in people under the age of 30, but can happen at any age. Type 1 Diabetes occurs when the bodys own immune system attacks and destroys the islet cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, and, since these cells produce insulin, this attach reduces the level of insulin in the blood.
Up to 40 percent of all American adults snore, but not many people are aware of what exactly causes snoring. How many people know what serious affects it can have on the health of you and those who live with you? Snoring is the rough sound that is produced when certain areas of the mouth and throat vibrate. A snorers soft palate rubs against the other tissues, causing the sound we all know too well.
Eating smaller meals more often, or eating smaller portions, may help your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. Large meals can cause cramping and diarrhea if you have IBS. Eating foods that are low in fat and high in carbohydrates, such as pasta, rice, whole-grain breads and cereals, fruits, and vegetables, may help. Fiber may improve constipation symptoms caused by IBS because it makes stool soft and easier to pass. Fiber is a part of foods such as whole-grain breads and cereals, beans, fruits, and vegetables.
In order to alleviate some of the symptoms and side effects caused by menopause and removal of the ovaries, many women turn to hormone replacement therapy. The ovaries produce hormones that are important to help women balance their body. When menopause begins, the ovaries slow down and eventually stop production of these hormones. The same happens when the ovaries are surgically removed, except the production stops suddenly. When the body does not have access to these hormones that are natural to the body, a woman can experience all kinds of unpleasant side effects including night sweats, mood swings, and hot flashes.
Narcolepsy is one of the most unusual and rare of all sleep disorders. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder and medical condition which causes chronic and uncontrollable instances of daytime sleepiness. A person with narcolepsy can experience the sudden onset of sleepiness and fall asleep at a moment’s notice. They may drop whatever they happen to be holding, become limp, and fall to the floor in sleep. Narcolepsy is classified as a chronic neurological disorder.