(Based on the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” & The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) "Adhesion Related Disorder” IS considered a
The following information is important to take with you when you see your “Medical Appointments” or to appointments associated with applying for “Social Security Benefits” as this information correlates directly with the “debilitating and often untreatable” symptoms experienced by those afflicted with “Adhesion Related Disorder.”
Chronic Disease Overview
The profile of diseases contributing most heavily to death, illness, and disability among Americans changed dramatically during the last century. Today, chronic diseases—such as cardiovascular disease (primarily heart disease and stroke), cancer, and diabetes—are among the most prevalent, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Seven of every 10 Americans who die each year, or more than 1.7 million people, die of a chronic disease. The prolonged course of illness and disability from such chronic diseases as diabetes and arthritis results in extended pain and suffering and decreased quality of life for millions of Americans. Chronic, disabling conditions cause major limitations in activity for more than one of every 10 Americans, or 25 million people
Costs of Chronic Disease
The United States cannot effectively address escalating health care costs without addressing the problem of chronic diseases:
More than 90 million Americans live with chronic illnesses.
Chronic diseases account for 70% of all deaths in the United States.
The medical care costs of people with chronic diseases account for more than 75% of the nation’s $1.4 trillion medical care costs.
Chronic diseases account for one-third of the years of potential life lost before age 65.
Hospitalizations for pregnancy-related complications occurring before delivery account for more than $1 billion annually.
The direct and indirect costs of diabetes are nearly $132 billion a year.
Each year, arthritis results in estimated medical care costs of more than $22 billion, and estimated total costs (medical care and lost productivity) of almost $82 billion.
The estimated direct and indirect costs associated with smoking exceed $75 billion annually.
In 2001, approximately $300 billion was spent on all cardiovascular diseases. Over $129 in lost productivity was due to cardiovascular disease.
The direct medical costs associated with physical inactivity was nearly $76.6 billion in 2000.
Nearly $68 billion is spent on dental services each year.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, U.S.A
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The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) "Adhesion Related Disorder"
National Institutes of Health | Department of Health & Human Services
Some adhesions will cause no symptoms and go away by themselves. For people whose intestines are only partially blocked, a diet low in fiber, called a low-residue diet, allows food to move more easily through the affected area. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the adhesions, reposition the intestine, and relieve symptoms. But the risk of developing more adhesions increases with each additional surgery.
Methods to prevent adhesions include using biodegradable membranes or gels to separate organs at the end of surgery or performing laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, which reduces the size of the incision and the handling of the organs. More......http://www.adhesionrelateddisorder.com/ardnews9.html
an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
A disease is any abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort, dysfunction, or distress to the person affected or those in contact with the person. Sometimes the term is used broadly to include injuries, disabilities, syndromes, symptoms, deviant behaviors, and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts these may be considered distinguishable categories. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disease
a term of health status; when something is wrong with a bodily function
Disease can be defined in three ways: www.med.uwo.ca/ecosystemhealth/education/glossary.htm
Process injurious to health and/or longevity www.weightlosssurgery.com.au/index.php
A condition of an organic being or of one of its parts that impairs normal living functioning.
A condition of being sick from a particular cause. Different plants and animals often suffer from certain diseases. Some animals are known to carry diseases that effect other organisms. For example, a beetle carries a fungus which causes Dutch Elm Disease in elm trees.
An abnormal condition of a plant in which its physiology, morphology, and/or development is altered under the continuous influence of a pathogen. (3)
an abnormal bodily condition of a living plant or animal that interferes with functioning and can usually be recognized by signs, symptoms, and illness. whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/kids/Problem_Board/problems/biosphere/glossary.html
stress condition produced by the effects of a pathogen on a susceptible host.
Any condition that prevents the body from working as it should other that direct injury.
A condition of an organism that impairs normal physiological function. Also see Infectious Disease.
Any abnormality of bodily structure or function, other than those arising directly from injury. www.canadapharma.org/Patient_Pathways/Glossary_Terms/
A deleterious change in the body's condition in response to destabilizing factors, such as nutrition, chemicals, or biological agents.
Diseases may be caused by microorganisms or by environmental factors such as a lack of available iron in the soil or excess water.
Illness, sickness. An interruption, cessation, or disorder of body functions, systems, or organs. Top of page
can be defined as a derangement in the function of the whole body of the host or any of its parts. www.fao.org/Wairdocs/ILRI/x5436E/x5436e04.htm
A condition of the body in which there is incorrect function due to heredity, infection, diet, or environment.
a pathological condition that is cross-culturally defined and recognized.
a condition, caused by living organisms or environmental changes, that impairs the normal functions of a living organism.
a state in which a function or part of the body is no longer in a healthy condition
A medical concept, which serves for communication between doctors. Disease does not exist as such in nature. What medicine conceives as disease is a tolerance decline accompanied by WOB complaints www.what-is-cancer.com/papers/newmedicine/glossary.html
a medically definable process, in terms of pathophysiology and pathology. Illness is what the patient experiences.
Presence of some pathology or abnormality in a part of the body. Bacteria and viruses cause many such diseases Tolerance – In pharmacology, the ability to tolerate larger and larger doses of a drug after each exposure to it.
Disorder or pathology that affects health.
Any departure from health; a particular destructive process in an organ or organism with a specific cause and symptoms.
Sickness, illness or loss of health.