Sickness That Are Often Confused



What cause sickness?
Person from different countries or background have different ways to explain what cause sickness.

A baby get diarrhea. But why?

People is small village may say it is because the parent did something wrong, or perhaps because they made a god or spirit angry.

A doctor may say it is because the child Han an infection.

A public officer may say it is because the villagers do not have a good water system or use latrines.

A social reformer may say the unhealthy conditions that lead to frequent childhood diarrhea are caused by an unfair distribution of land and wealth.

A teacher may place the blame on lack of education.

People see the cause of sickness in term of their own experience and point of view. Who then is right about the cause? Possibly everyone is right, or partly right. This is because sickness usually result from a combination of causes. 
Each of the cause suggested above may be part of the reason why baby get diarrhea. To prevent and threat sickness succefully, it helps to have a full and understanding as possible about the common sickness in your area and combination of thing that cause them.
Here, different sickness are discussed mostly according to the system and term of modern or scientific medicine.

Different Kind Of Sickness And Their Causes 

When considering how to prevent or treat different sickness, it help to think of them in two group: infectious and non-infectious 

Infectious diseaseare those that spread from one person to another. Health person must be protected from people with these sickness.

Non-infectious diseasesdo not spread from person to person. They have other cause and they never caused by germs, Bacteria or living organisms that attack the body. Therefore, it is important to know which sickness are in infectious and which are not.

Note: Antibiotic are of no use for non-infectious diseases.


Examples Of Non-Infectious Diseases 

Problems caused by something that wear out or goes wrong within the body 
  1. Rheumatism
  2. Hearts attack
  3. Epileptic fit
  4. Stroke
  5. Migraines 
  6. Cataract
  7. Cancer

Problem caused by something from outside that harms or trouble the body.
  1. Allergies
  2. Asthma 
  3. Poison
  4. Snakebite
  5. Cough from smoking 
  6. Alcoholism 
  7. Stomach ulcer

Problem cause by a lack of something the body need
  1. Malnutrition 
  2. Anemia
  3. Filter
  4. Cirrhosis of the liver
  5. Pellagra

Problem people are born with.
  1. Harelip
  2. Crossed or wall eyes
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Retarded

Problems that begin in the mind (mental ‘illnesses ‘)
  1. Paranoia
  2. Nervous worry 
  3. Belief in hexes (witchcraft)
  4. Uncontrolled fear

Examples Of Infectious Diseases

  1. Tuberculosis 
  2. Tetanus
  3. Pneumonia 
  4. Gonorrhea
  5. Syphillis
  6. Earache
  7. Infected wound
  8. Cold, flu, measles, chickenpox
  9. Rabies
  10. Warts
  11. Ringworm
  12. Bedbugs
  13. Athlete’s foot
  14. Jock itch

Backteria, like many of the organisms that cause infections, are so small you cannot see them without a microscope-an instrument that make tiny thing look bigger. Viruses are even smaller than bacteria.

Antibiotics (Penicillin, tetracycline, etc.) Are medicine that helps cure certain illness caused by bacteria. Antibiotics have no illnesses caused by viruses, such as cold, flu, mumps, chickenpox, etc. . Do not treat viruses infections with antibiotics. They will not help and may be harmful.


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