Common Illnesses

Cancer

Cancer is a disease that occurs when some of the body’s cells replicate themselves uncontrollably and don’t perform the function that the body needs them to perform in order to stay healthy. Cancer is especially dangerous when it metastasizes and invades other organs, so it is important to make an appointment with a doctor and get screened if you have persistent symptoms. In this link you can learn more information about the types of cancer, its causes, and several treatment options you can discuss with your doctor.

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Stroke

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According to the American Heart Association, among the Latino population, 2.8% of men and 2.0% of women have suffered a stroke. By 2030, there is a projected 29% increase of stroke in Hispanic men. The best way to prevent stroke is to exercise healthy lifestyle choices, like refraining from smoking and having a healthy diet. In this link you can learn more about the symptoms of stroke, as this information can be used to save the life of yourself or a loved one.

 

Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of diseases where the pancreas does not effectively produce insulin and people can no longer regulate their blood glucose levels. In this link, you can learn more information about the types of diabetes, as well as its causes, symptoms, and possible treatments.

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Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease, or senile dementia, is an irreversible and progressive disease that is the leading cause of dementia in older adults. It hinders the brain’s ability to think and memorize things, and it eventually leads to a disability to complete simple tasks. In this link you can learn more information about Alzheimer’s disease, its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

 

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a group of communicable diseases affecting the liver which can result in short-term or long-term illness. The most common forms of hepatitis are hepatitis A, B, and C. Although they differ slightly, some of the common symptoms of hepatitis include nausea, abdominal pain, and dark urine. The risk factors for hepatitis are drug use and sexual contact with infected individuals. In this link, you can learn more about hepatitis and its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition that occurs when the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls is more than normal. In this link you can learn how to tell if you have hypertension, signs and symptoms, and ways to reduce your blood pressure naturally.