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   Layman's Guide To Diseases   




If there is one subject that no one can avoid talking about (in whichever part of the world he might be staying), it is concerning his own health or that of another person - a close friend or a relative. While we might be enjoying good health almost all of the time yet there comes a time somewhere along the line when our health gives way and we fall sick. It is at this period that we begin to hear the name of the disease, maybe for the very first time, that we are suffering from. And yet sometimes, doctors expect you to know all about a disease when they just drop the name of the disease after a diagnosis but is it always the case?
You have all heard of HIV but that is only one of the better-known medical abbreviations often used in diagnostics. What if you hear someone is suffering from ALS, AMD, BPH, BPD, CVA, DVT, ED, GERD, HPV, IBD, IBS, LIS, ME, MND, MS, MSA, OCD, OSA, RA, SARC, SLE, STD, TIA or UTI?
Instead of googling each and every time for a health problem and be faced with a long list of choices it is so much easier to have them all in one page so that when you need to look up on a particular health topic the carefully-selected site containing the basic information (its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, etc.) is already there, thus saving you much time and energy.
To make matters worse, some of them are popularly known by their initial letters (as if everyone who is not in the health domain is aware of them or of what they represent).
So here is a quick rundown of some of the diseases that you might hear of for the very first time.




ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
Allergies
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
Alzheimer's Disease
AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)
Anaemia (Anemia)
Aneurysm (Aneurism)
Anorexia
Appendicitis
Arthritis
AS (Angelman Syndrome)
Asthma
Back Pain
Bell's palsy
Bipolar Disorder
B.O. (Body odor)
BPD (Borderline personality disorder)
BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
Brain Cancer (Brain Tumour)
Brain Injury
Bronchitis
C. diff
Cancer
Cataracts
Charcot disease (same as ALS)
Cholesterol
Coeliac (Celiac) disease
Colorectal Cancer
Colostomy
Common Cold
Constipation
COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Crohn's Disease
CF (Cystic Fibrosis)
CVA (Cerebral Vascular Accident)
Deafness
DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
Dementia
Depression
Diabetes
Diarrhoea
Diverticulitis
Dizziness
Eczema
Emphysema
Epilepsy
ED (Erectile Dysfunction)
Eye redness
Fecaloma
Flu (Influenza)
Fibromyalgia
Frostbite
Frozen Shoulder
Gallstones and gallbladder disease
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Gingivitis (gum disease)
Glaucoma
Gout
Haemorrhoids (Piles)
Hay Fever
Heart Attack
Hepatitis
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
HIV (Aids)
HPV (Genital warts)
Hyperthyroid
Hypothyroid
IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
Impotence
Influenza
Ischemic Stroke
Jaundice
Infant Jaundice
Kidney Disease
Laser eye surgery
Leukaemia (Leukemia)
LIS (Locked-in Syndrome)
Liver Disease
Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
Lumbago
Lymphadenopathy
Manic Depression
ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy)
Melanoma
Ménière's disease
Menopause
Mental Health
MND (Motor Neurone Disease)
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
MSA (Multiple system atrophy)
Mucoviscidosis
Muscle spasm
Norovirus
OCD (Obsessive–compulsive disorder)
OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea)
Osteoporosis
Otitis Media and Otitis Externa
Pancreatic Cancer
Paralysis
Parkinson's Disease
Perilymph Fistula
Peritonitis
Pleurisy
PMS (Premenstrual syndrome)
Pneumonia
Prostate Cancer
Pterygium (conjunctiva)
PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
(Acid) Reflux
Rotator Cuff Tear
SAD (Seasonal affective disorder)
SARC (Sarcoidosis)
Schizophrenia
Sciatica
Shingles
SLE (Systemic lupus erythematosus)
STD (Sexually transmitted diseases)
Stiff Neck
Stomach Ulcer (H. pylori)
Stroke
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (ankle pain)
Tendinitis (Tendonitis)
Throat Cancer
Thrombosis
Thyroid Disease
TIA (Transient ischemic attack)
Tinnitus (Ear humming)
Tooth Disorders
TS (Tourette syndrome)
Tracheostomy
TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
Urinary incontinence
Urinary retention (Inability to urinate)
UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
Vertigo
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