Essays Tagged: "Autoimmune disease"

A simple essay on multiple sclerosis.

th prolonged remissions.The exact cause of MS is still unknown. There is speculation of it being an autoimmune response to a slow acting or latent viral infection. There is also reason to consider env ... similar in nature, although much more devastating, to Fibromyalgia, Rhuematoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases. Early symptoms can be mild appearing as other ailments and, therefore, years ma ...

(2 pages) 76 2 3.7 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Simple essay on Multiple Sclerosis

th prolonged remissions.The exact cause of MS is still unknown. There is speculation of it being an autoimmune response to a slow acting or latent viral infection. There is also reason to consider env ... similar in nature, although much more devastating, to Fibromyalgia, Rhuematoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases. Early symptoms can be mild appearing as other ailments and, therefore, years ma ...

(2 pages) 75 0 4.5 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome.

l and neurological problems join the pain, becoming a problem many people have heralded the "immune disease of the nineties." Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) has exploded as an ... s exploded as an epidemic in the past 10-15 years. The time span here is very important in that the disease has gained itself yet another name; Yuppie Flu. This may have to do with the fact that many ...

(18 pages) 137 2 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Multiple Sclerosis: Changes Beyond Demyelination.

Multiple Sclerosis: Changes Beyond DemyelinationMultiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding the axons of the ce ...

(1 pages) 51 1 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

A Little Bit About Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis By. Meagan Owen

with JRA. And JRA is not contagious, so you can't catch it from someone else, like a cold.JRA is an autoimmune disease. Normally, a kid's immune system sends out white blood cells to protect the body ... doctors use a lot of tools to figure out what's wrong with a person. Doctors who diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases in kids are called pediatric rheumatologists. Autoimmune diseases used to be cal ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Rheumatoid Arthritis

rthritis, commonly referred to as RA, affects about one percent of the world's population. It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks normal, healthy tissues and cells, releasing e ... the disease.The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown. It is known, however that RA is an autoimmune disease that may be triggered by severe viruses in people with the inherited tendency for ...

(2 pages) 77 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

ted States, according to the Arthritis Foundation.The cause of JRA is not well understood. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the immune system attacks normal body cells in the joints. This caus ...

(1 pages) 25 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Lupus

Lupus Not many people have heard of the autoimmune disease Lupus, although it is more common than Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscular ... , although it is more common than Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscular Dystrophy. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which can affect any system in the body. This disease makes the body attack its ... s overwhelming infection and kidney failure causes it. It is possible that the patient gets another autoimmune disease from Lupus. The antibodies may develop against different organs, tissues or gland ...

(5 pages) 35 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is known as the most common autoimmune disease involving the central nervous system. This disease affects approximately 250,000 ...

(2 pages) 14 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Lupis Disease

n. As many as 1 in 250 young African American women will get the disease.What is lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect many parts of the body. It can affect blood, joints, skin, kidney ...

(5 pages) 21 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Scleroderma

Scleroderma means hard skin and is a disease categorized as an autoimmune disease, and it is also considered a rheumatologic disorder. This disease involves the ab ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Discovery of Insulin by Banting and Best - Presentation (script and ppt. uploaded)

a hormone which is produced by the pancreas.Slide 4: Type One diabetes, explain diagramType 1 is an autoimmune disease in which the body makes little or no insulin. What happens is that the immune sys ...

(6 pages) 16 0 3.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Scleroderma

Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue. It is a chronic disease. “Scleroderma is character ...

(2 pages) 901 1 1.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Diabetes: The Economic and Social Implications

mptoms, causes, and treatments for diabetes mellitus. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys beta cells in the pancreas. The b ... pe 1. Scientist don't know specifically what causes the immune system to attack the beta cells, but autoimmune, environmental, genetic, and viral factors are involved.2 Type 2 is responsible for other ...

(5 pages) 41 1 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Immune System

self cells are attacked by the immune system itself due to the process break down, which is called autoimmune disease. Systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis and some types of arthritis and ... pus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis and some types of arthritis and diabetes are some examples of autoimmune diseases (Immune System, 2001).52-62% of human blood is composed by plasma liquid and 38- ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Science Essays

Lupus

March 27/2014Lupus is an unforgiving disease, that has 1000 faces. By definition Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease. It can harm any part of the body (skin, joints, and organs). The cause of Lupus ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Stats

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Science Essays