Causes of the Chronic Degenerative Diseases are to be known about
Chronic Degenerative Diseases are the commonly seen prevalent diseases in our society. The fact of the matter is individual life expectancy is going up and the average age of the population is on the rise. The degenerative diseases are mainly and mostly found among the elderly people. Extensive medical researches are going on to get over the problem and discover the causes and remedies.
The facts about Chronic Degenerative Diseases
Chronic Degenerative Diseases, as the name entails, are the lifelong diseases that cause the deterioration of the body organs and body tissues over time. Because of the deterioration, their ability to normally perform their tasks is hindered. For this their functions become poor. There are a few types of degenerative disease, the tissues and organs totally stop functioning.
Difference between degenerative disease and infectious disease
In case any foreign body enters in our body and attacks the system, the disease is infectious; however, when our body’s own tissues and organ get wasted away due to degeneration, the disease is self-killing.
Chronic Degenerative Diseases & their types
Chronic degenerative diseases are constituent of wide variety of diseases. The most talked about of these degenerative diseases is Alzheimer's disease. The cause of the Alzheimer's disease is the neuron loss in the brain that results to osteoporosis and memory loss. Osteoporosis causes reduction of bone density, resulting to the bones getting easily broken. The other type of degenerative disease is Lou Gehrig's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Lou Gehrig's disease affects the central nervous system’s cells, in addition to damaging the movements of all voluntary muscles.
Characteristics of degenerative disease
All most all the degenerative diseases are different from each other. That is why the characteristics of similarity are difficult to be found among any one of them. However, some of the characteristics are shared by the chronic degenerative diseases, i.e. cellular level. Talking about cellular level, many of the chronic degenerative diseases destruct specific types of cells, depending upon the type of the disease. These types of diseases are not curable, although, many latest researches on these chronic degenerative diseases have come up with some treatment options.
The patients, who suffer from any of the chronic degenerative disease, seriously suffer in their lives in many ways. The quality of lives of these patients gets greatly diminished due to any of these chronic degenerative diseases. A few of these diseases are more devastating, if compared with the others. A few of these diseases damage the bones in such a way that they either cause joints to be stiffened or bones to be broken very easily. A few of them cause paralysis or organ failure. The other chronic degenerative disease that affect human mind, causes loss of memory to that extent that the patient cannot care for him/herself.
All of these diseases are considered to be serious for the victims, irrespective of their ages. However, if the patient is young and is attacked by osteoporosis, the devastation is beyond any explanation.