degenerative disease


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degenerative disease

[di′jen·ə·rəd·iv di′zēz]
(medicine)
General debility and diseases associated with advancing age.
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Speaking from his vast experience and continuing laboratory and clinical research, Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, of Ashburn, Virginia, shared a deeper understanding of relevant predictive biomarkers for cardiovascular and other degenerative diseases, in order to create and monitor disease-reversing then health-enhancing programs.
This exercise may help relieve sciatic pain caused by muscle tension, but if the pain becomes worse, stop immediately, as a degenerative disease or a herniated-disc injury may cause your pain.
These cells and tissues are developed to replace those that are either rendered dysfunctional or lost due to degenerative diseases or injuries.
MV repair is the optimal surgical treatment for patients with severe MR due to degenerative disease.[sup][3] Conventional MV repair has been fulfilled through a median sternotomy under direct vision, which provides generous surgical exposure and allows ample access to all cardiac structures and proximal great vessels.
A hallmark of IVD degenerative disease is its poor self-repair capacity secondary to the loss of IVD cells.
Alzheimer's, caused by toxic proteins that destroy brain cells, is a currently incurable and fatal degenerative disease.
It is a chronic progressive degenerative disease characteristically showing quiver, stiffness, bradykinesia and postural instability.
Academic and some commercial researchers discuss various aspects of the shadowy marketing niche between food and medicine and its relationship to degenerative disease. Among their topics are a window to the future of health promotion, the fundamental role of diet in chronic disease prevention and control, cancer prevention and isothiocyanates derived from cruciferous vegetables, effects of carotenoids and retinoids on immune-mediated chronic inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease, ruminant trans fat as potential nutraceutical components to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease, potato-herb synergies as food designs for managing hyperglycemia and hypertension, and the fermentation-based processing of food botanicals for mobilizing phenolic phytochemicals to manage type 2 diabetes.
They admit that a surgeon and a pediatrician seem an unlikely team to describe the reversibility of the mechanisms and anatomy of hypersensitivity and chronic degenerative diseases, but say that in fact it gives them a broad perspective on why people become ill and what doctors can to do help patients get better.
Causes included predation (n = 8, 47%), trauma (n = 2, 12%), and degenerative disease (n = 1,6%); the cause of death was undetermined for 35% (n = 6) of the birds.
Alex, of Sir Henry Parkes Road, Canley, is suffering from Alexander Disease, a degenerative disease which causes severe sickness.
Ascribing all symptoms to degenerative disease or old age will potentially miss treatable conditions, including heart disease, depression, osteoporosis and pain.

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