Signs and symptoms of different diseases

06 Nov Signs and symptoms of different diseases

Diabetes:

If you show these signs and symptoms, consult a health professional.
Sometimes there may be no signs. Some of the signs commonly experienced include:
  • Tiredness
  • Lack of interest and concentration
  • A tingling sensation or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent infections
  • Slow-healing wounds
However the development of type 1 diabetes is usually sudden and dramatic while the symptoms can often be mild or absent in people with type 2 diabetes, making this type of diabetes hard to detect.

Breast cancer:

The main cause of breast cancer is still not clear but it is assumed that many risk factors can increase the chances of developing it. Some risk factors that cannot be avoided are:
Aging: Ageing increases the risk of breast cancer.
Hormones: It has been assumed by few of the researchers that, greater the level of oestrogen (female hormone) in a women’s body, the more susceptible she is to breast cancer.
Oestrogen is the female hormone that can help the cells to divide hence, the more the cells divide, the more is the possibility of it becoming cancerous.
Other risk factors linked to cancer are- the environment and a person’s lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking, diet etc.
Early breast cancer may not show any symptoms hence, regular breast exams and screening tests are important so that cancer can be detected earlier.
If you experience any one of the following symptoms mentioned below then contacting the healthcare provider:
  • A lump in a breast
  • Sunken or inverted nipples
  • Discharge from the nipples
  • A pain in the armpits or breast (which is not related to the woman’s menstrual period)
  • Redness of the skin of the breast
  • A swelling in one of the armpits
  • Bone pain
  • Drastic weight loss
  • The peeling of nipple skin or breast skin

Arthritis:

There are more than hundred forms of arthritis and related diseases.
It means inflammation of a joint or joints. Inflamed joints are often red, hot, swollen, and tender.  It describes more than 100 conditions that affect the joints or tissues around the joint. Specific symptoms vary depending on the type of arthritis. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful, degenerative joint disease that often involves the hips, knees, neck, lower back, or small joints of the hands.
Symptoms may include:
  • Pain or aching
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Less range of motion

Blastomycosis:

  An infection caused by a fungus called Blastomyces. The fungus lives in the environment, particularly in moist soil and in decomposing matter such as wood and leaves. Blastomyces mainly lives in areas of the United States and Canada surrounding the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys and the Great Lakes. People can get blastomycosis after breathing in the microscopic fungal spores from the air.
  The symptoms of blastomycosis are often similar to the symptoms of flu or other lung infections, and can include:
  • Cough
  • Night sweats
  • Muscle aches or joint pain
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
  • Fever
  • Chest pain
The information contained on this Website should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your health care provider. There may be variations in treatment that your health care provider may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.