Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Symptom is a phenomenon that arises from and accompanies a particular disease or disorder and serves as an indication of it. Some symptoms occur in a wide range of disease processes, whereas other symptoms are fairly specific for a narrow range of illnesses. A symptom can more simply be defined as any feature which is noticed by the patient. Symptoms may be briefly acute or a more prolonged but acute or chronic, relapsing or remitting. Asymptomatic conditions also exist. Primary symptoms are symptoms that are intrinsically associated with a disease. Secondary symptoms are a consequence of illness and disease. Cause of the origins of all diseases can be traced back to seven basic causative factors. Many diseases are possible because of the infinite variety of ways these factors can come together over a lifetime and the immense genetic diversity of the each individual. The seven basic causative factors are Nutritional stress, Emotional stress, Toxins, Physical stress, Free Radicals or Inflammation, Radiation and Microbes. Treatment is the care and management of a patient to combat, ameliorate, or prevent a disease, disorder, or injury. It is a method of combating, ameliorating, or preventing a disease, disorder or injury. Active or curative treatment is designed to cure palliative treatment is directed to relieve pain and distress, prophylactic treatment is for the prevention of a disease or disorder, causal treatment focuses on the cause of a disorder, conservative treatment avoids radical measures and procedures, empiric treatment uses methods shown to be beneficial by experience, rational treatment is based on a knowledge of a disease process and the action of the measures used. Treatment may be pharmacologic, using drugs. surgical, involving operative procedures or supportive, building the patient strength. It may be specific for the disorder or symptomatic to relieve symptoms without affecting a cure.


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