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We strive to primarily promote disease awareness, disease prevention and health wellness in the African American and Hispanic minority communities as well as other cultures.

 

Here is some information to help give you knowledge of the most common types of diseases and caregiving.

Cancer

A disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue.

 

Most common types:

Breast cancer

A cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.

Prostate cancer

A cancer in a man's prostate, a small walnut-sized gland that produces seminal fluid.

Basal cell cancer

A type of skin cancer that begins in the basal cells.

Melanoma

The most serious type of skin cancer.

Colon cancer

A cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract's lower end.

Lung cancer

A cancer that begins in the lungs and most often occurs in people who smoke.

Leukemia

A cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ability to fight infection.

Lymphoma

A cancer of the lymphatic system.

 

Always consult a doctor for medical advice.

 

 

Diabetes

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose).

 

Most common types:

Type 2 diabetes

A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).

Type 1 diabetes

A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Prediabetes

A condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes

A form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women.

 

Always consult a doctor for medical advice.

 

 

Heart Disease

Heart conditions that include diseased vessels, structural problems, and blood clots.

 

Most common types:

Coronary artery disease

Damage or disease in the heart's major blood vessels.

High blood pressure

A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.

Cardiac arrest

Sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness.

Congestive heart failure

A chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should.

Arrhythmia

Improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast, or too slow.

Peripheral artery disease

A circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs.

Stroke

Damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply.

Congenital heart disease

An abnormality in the heart that develops before birth.

 

Always consult a doctor for medical advice.

 

 

HIV / Aids

HIV causes AIDS and interferes with the body's ability to fight infections.

 

The virus can be transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluids.

 

Within a few weeks of HIV infection, flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, and fatigue can occur. Then the disease is usually asymptomatic until it progresses to AIDS. AIDS symptoms include weight loss, fever or night sweats, fatigue, and recurrent infections.

 

No cure exists for AIDS, but strict adherence to anti-retroviral regimens (ARVs) can dramatically slow the disease's progress as well as prevent secondary infections and complications.

 

Always consult a doctor for medical advice.

 

 

Hypertension

Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 130/80, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120.

High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Over time, if untreated, it can cause health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke.

 

Eating a healthier diet with less salt, exercising regularly, and taking medications can help lower blood pressure.

 

Always consult a doctor for medical advice.

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

A disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.

 

In MS, resulting nerve damage disrupts communication between the brain and the body.

 

Multiple sclerosis causes many different symptoms, including vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination. The symptoms, severity, and duration can vary from person to person. Some people may be symptom free most of their lives, while others can have severe chronic symptoms that never go away.

 

Physical therapy and medications that suppress the immune system can help with symptoms and slow disease progression.

 

Always consult a doctor for medical advice.

 

 

Caregiving

A caregiver or carer is an unpaid or paid member of a person's social network who helps them with activities of daily living. Caregiving is most commonly used to address impairments related to old age, disability, a disease, or a mental disorder.

 

Always consult a doctor for medical advice.

 

 

 

Source: google.com

Rhealth, LLC Promoting disease awareness, disease prevention and health wellness. We are an all inclusive network which includes TRN (Trial Resource Network), Rhealth, gameCHANGERS. ©2018
Rhealth, LLC Promoting disease awareness, disease prevention and health wellness. We are an all inclusive network which includes TRN (Trial Resource Network), Rhealth, gameCHANGERS. ©2018
Rhealth, LLC Promoting disease awareness, disease prevention and health wellness. We are an all inclusive network which includes TRN (Trial Resource Network), Rhealth, gameCHANGERS. ©2018