Disease Essay Topics

Human Behavior

At the beginning of the film, Lorenzo (played by Noah Banks and also Zack O’Malley Greenburg) is a bright and vibrant young boy living in the Comoros Islands, as his father Augusto (played by Nick Nolte) works for the World Bank and is stationed there. However, when his parents relocate to the United States, he… View Article

Filariasis: Causes, Effects and Prevention

Filariasis is a tropical disease spread through filarial worms. It is most commonly seen in the tropical areas of Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. It is believed that cases of filariasis have been around for approximately 4000 years. There are even artifacts from the ancient Egyptians depicting the disease. Filariasis is a serious… View Article

Mrs. Compton on the Five-Forty-Eight

When Mr. Blake’s eyes met mine on the five-forty-eight, I smiled and could tell it did not affect his mood a bit. Of course it was my usual smile—sweet and slightly welcoming—but I knew Mr. Blake was a harder shell to crack than I encountered on a daily basis, and it did not bother me… View Article

The Notebook and Stress and Coping Theory

The film The Notebook gives its audience a bittersweet look into the lives of an aging married couple.  Allie is afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.  The disease is quite advances; she does not recognize any family members nor anything about her life in general.   Her husband, Noah, visits daily to read to her from their journal… View Article

Nephrotic Syndrome

According to Suki and Massry: It [Nephrotic Syndrome] may also be defined as the presence of heavy proteinuria and hpoalbuminemia in association of varying edema, lipiduria, and hyperlipedemia. One of the earliest clinical pathologic correlations made in nephrology was a description of a group of patients with heavy proteinuria whose kidneys upon examination showed lipid… View Article

The pathology, physiology and biochemistry of hypertension

Hypertension is a condition in which the individual’s blood pressure rises to an abnormal level.  In this condition, the systolic blood pressure is persistently above 140 mm of Hg and/or the diastolic blood is persistently above 90 mm of Hg.  The quantity of blood pumped by the heart, and the size of the blood determine… View Article

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Introduction             Last January 16, 2004, Ernest Hendon died at the age of 96. He was the last person among the 600 men who were treated as “guinea pigs” for a study conducted by the Federal Public Health service. This research’s primary purpose is to find out the effects of untreated syphilis to a group… View Article

The L-Tryptophan Recall

What L-Tryptophan is? Amino acids are naturally occurring component of human body. They provide the monomer units from which large proteins are synthesized. Amino acids are described as the nitrogen-containing organic compounds forming the building blocks of proteins. “They are essential to human metabolism, and to making the human body function properly for good health”…. View Article

Millions With Chronic Disease Get Little to No Treatment

Relation to Management: The management team of every organization is expected to handle employee issues to be able to increase their competencies at work, which includes their health status at work. Helping employees avoid developing chronic illness through giving them better access to healthcare assistance availabilities as well as giving them fine environment for work… View Article

Sexual Abuse of Black Female Slaves

A 14 year-old male was admitted to the hospital today for treatment of persistent stomach pain and diarrhea related to Crohn’s disease. This disease is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract. Normal bacteria grow in the lower gut and promote inflammation. Crohn’s disease is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the intestinal… View Article

Addison’s Disease – Hypocortisolism

Addison’s disease, also known as Hypocortisolism, is a disorder in which your adrenal glands produce too little cortisol and often insufficient levels of aldosterone. (Mayo) Addison’s disease is usually caused by a destruction of the adrenal cortex which produces two important steroid hormones, cortisol and aldosterone. Cortisol mobilizes nutrients, modifies bodily responses to inflammation, stimulates… View Article

Transcutaneous monitoring

Transcutaneous monitoring or ‘transcutaneous blood gas monitoring’ is a non-invasive procedure (does not involve introduction of a device into the body) of determining the partial pressure or tension of the gases oxygen (TcP02) and carbon dioxide (TcPC02) present in the tissue capillaries of the skin surface utilizing a specialized arrangement of electrodes (electric terminals).  Certain… View Article

Treating Trichotillomania In Children And Adolescents

Trichotillomania is a disorder characterized by the non-cosmetic pulling of hair, resulting in significant hair loss. Trichotillomania is commonly associated with considerable distress. The peak age at onset is 12–13 years, and the disorder is often chronic and difficult to treat. Hair pulling in early childhood (<5 years of age) can be regarded as a… View Article

Tuberculosis Original

            Tuberculosis is a good example of the importance of the ecological balance between host and parasite in infectious disease.  Hosts are not usually aware of pathogens that invade the body and are defeated. If defenses fail, however, hosts become very much aware of the resulting disease. Several factors may affect host resistance levels—the presence… View Article

Tuberculosis And AIDS

Introduction             Tuberculosis is or TB is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. The most common form is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a slender, rod-like bacterium commonly called the tubercle bacillus. The tubercle bacillus is very hardy, surviving when many other bacteria cannot. In addition to affecting the lungs, tuberculosis can affect almost… View Article