Conditions and Diseases

Conditions and Diseases include everything from aches and pains to broken bones, chronic conditions to life-threatening diseases, symptoms and possible causes, and much more. Questions range from what causes hair to turn grey, possible causes of pains, origins of viruses, and anything to do with conditions and diseases associated with health.

Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Tuberculosis

Which body system are affected by tuberculosis?

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TB or Tuberculosis most commonly affects the lungs – what’s known as the body’s pulmonary system. But it affects other organs too, what’s known as extrapulmonary TB. Other organs that can be affected include the lining covering the lungs called pleural TB), the central nervous system called TB meningitis, bone and joints called musculoskeletal system, lymph nodes, abdomen – where the liver, spleen and the intestines can be affected called abdominal TB, kidney and bladder called urogenital TB), and blood too.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Nutrition

Can rickets be spread?

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No. Never. It is not an infection. It is a nutritional deficiency disease, caused by vitamin D deficiency. Not at all contagious.
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What is the difference between chronic diseases and communicable diseases?

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communicable diseases can be spread from person to person whereas chronic disease is something that may be treatable, but not curable, fibromyalgia, athsma, diabetes