3rd Disease Papers

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Disease Papers

3rd Term

11/20/12

Simmons
7th Period

7-01
Prakash Akula

Rabies Rabies is a extremely deadly virus transmitted by the saliva of infected animals. Some common animals native to the United States are skunks, raccoons, bats, foxes, coyotes. In many cases once some one is diagnosed with rabies its near fatal. Rabies is known to not have apparent symptoms, but when the symptoms appear its near the end of its cycle. Some symptoms include headache, fever, insomnia, parietal paralysis, excessive salivation, anxiety, agitation, hallucinations, difficulty of swallowing, hydrophobia. In rare cases if an infected animal has rabies and licks an open wound you can contract rabies from that animal. Some other pets that can contract rabies are cows, cats, dogs, horses, goats, rabbits, and ferrets. Other wild animals can contract rabies as well including beavers, monkeys, and woodchucks. When someone is bitten by an animal there is know way of knowing if that animal has rabies. What a doctor can do is take tissue and blood samples to see if you have been exposed to rabies. There are no true treatments of rabies, but if you are found to have been bitten by an animal with rabies then you will be given multiple shots. If you do have rabies you will be given five shots over the serious of fourteen days. Some ways to be sure you do not get rabies is to vaccinate your pets, keep your animals safe from wild animals, keep bats out of your house hold, keep your pets confined, do not approach wild animals, and finally take the rabies vaccine if you are traveling to be safe from it all.

Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease Is a disorder in which the nervous system is affected and alters your movement. It can just start with one barely noticeable twitch. In pre stages of parkinson’s disease you can notice maybe slurred speech and the stabilization of your arms when walking. Some symptoms include tremors, slowed movement, speech changes, impaired posture, loss of movements, rigid muscles. There has been research that says Parkinson’s disease can be passed down through genetics. Another causes could be toxins in the air or job source that can bring about Parkinson’s disease. Doctors have also found small clumps of substances inside brain cells that are tied to Parkinson’s disease. Youth rarely are found with Parkinson’s disease, but if its found in the family then its common to be seen later on in life. It’s found that males are more likely to have Parkinson’s disease then women. If you do have Parkinson’s disease then you may also experiance bladder problems, sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction, thinking difficulties, constipation, and depression. There are no tests that can diagnose you with this disease, but a doctor can diagnose you with Parkinson’s disease based on your symptoms and medical history. There are medications not to cure Parkinson’s disease, but to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Since doctors do not know where Parkinson’s disease comes from there are no preventions that are definite. There has been some reasearch that caffine can reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's. Some people also say that massages and acupuncture can help the symptoms of this disease.

Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is a very fatal disorder in which the lungs could be severely damaged including the digestive system. Cystic Fibrosis is generically inherited and affects the cells that make digestive juices, mucus, and sweat. Cystic Fibrosis makes mucus, sweat, and digestive juices sticky and thick. The symptoms vary depending on how much its progressed in your body. Some respiratory symptoms include wheezing, lung infections, stuffy nose, ongoing cough that produces sputum, decreased ability to exercise. Digestive symptoms include greasy breathtaking bowel movements, excruciating constipation, poor weight gain and growth, and meconium ileus in newborns. The cause for…