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Cirrhosis of the Liver - degenerative, inflammatory disease in which damage and hardening of the liver cells occur. The liver is unable to function prperly.
Hepatitis - Inflammation of the liver. It may be caused by a variety of agents, including viral infections, bacterial invasion, and physical or chemical agents. Clinically it is usually accompanied by systemic signs including fever, jaundice, and an enlarged liver. Hepatitis B and C are spread by blood and serum-derived fluids; and by direct contact with body fluids.
Arthritis - characterized by an inflammation and/or pain in a joint or joints. Symptoms are pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity of one or more joints. May appear suddenly or come on gradually. Associated with a reaction to viral illness that is complicated by dysfunctional immune response.
Asthma - caused by spasms in the muscles surrounding the bronchi which constrict the outward passage of stale air. The muscular spasms, together with increased mucus, are brought on by histamine produced by the body's immune system during an allergic response. Asthma is a reversible lung disease characterized by obstruction or narrowing of the airways, which are typically inflamed and hyperresponsive to a variety of stimuli.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - condition caused by Epstein Barr virus (EBV) which is a member of the herpes family. A cure or vaccine has not been developed and syptoms often resemble flu and other viral symptoms. Symptoms are fever, sore throat, swollen glands, extreme fatigue, appetite loss, recurrent upper respiratory tract infections and aching muscles and joints.
Fibromyalgia - FMS (fibromyalgia syndrome) is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons � the soft fibrous tissues in the body.
Lupus - chronic inflammatory disorder of the connective tissues that affects many organs. An autoimmune disease - the body's own immune mechanism attacks itself. Produces inflammation of the blood vessels and/or joints, affecting many parts of the body.
Multiple Sclerosis - progressive, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Destroys the myelin sheaths which cover the nerves, causing an inflammatory response. A strong immune system helps to avoid infection.
Viral Disease -- Herpes, Shingles and Influenza
Herpes--Herpes I is a virus that causes fever blisters when developing a cold. Herpes II virus causes blister on the genitals. These viruses attach on the skin or mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals. T cells and natural killer cells tend to keep recurrent herpes infections in check. AloePure600 AMP raises T cell and natural killer cell production.
Shingles An acute viral infection characterized by inflammation of the sensory ganglia of certain spinal or cranial nerves and the eruption of vesicles along the affected nerve path. It usually strikes only one side of the body and is often accompanied by severe neuralgia. Also called herpes zoster.
Influenza is a contagious disease that is caused by influenza viruses. These viruses infect the repiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs) in humans. The flu is different from a cold with symptoms and complications more severe.
Digestive Disease and Disorders
Acid Reflux (GERD) - Reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. This may occur at any time when the pressure in the stomach is greater that that in the esophagus. Reflux may occur in association with obesity, pregnancy, or incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter. This condition may cause esophagitis. The principal symptom is heartburn.
Crohn's Disease - inflammation of the small intestine. The inflammation extends through the lining of the intestine. The inflammation of the GI tract that extends through all layers of the intestinal wall.
Diverticulitis - inflammation of the colon's mucous membrane which results in the formation of small, pouch-like areas (diverticula) in the large intestine. In diverticular disease, bulging pouches (diverticula) in the GI wall push the mucousal lining through the surrounding muscle. Should waste matter become trapped in the diverticula, they can become infected and inflamed. The condition of diverticula is called diverticulosis.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - refers to two chronic intestinal disorders: Crohn's Disease(see above) and Ulcerative Colitis(a disease that results in both inflammation and sores called ulcers in the lining of the large intestine). Crohn's Disease inflammation typically affects the small intestine but may affect the entire colon.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - common gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine. Muscular contractions of the intestine are irregular and uncoordinated, which interferes with the movement of waste material through the bowel, resulting in an excess of mucus and toxins in the bowels and bloodstream. IBS is also called spastic colon and spastic colitis.