Diarrhea

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Diarrhea – Definition

Diarrhea is more than three loose, liquid stools in a single day. It depletes your body of fluids and electrolytes. Diarrhea can be:

  • Acute — occurring suddenly and lasting briefly
  • Chronic — long-term
  • Recurring — coming and going

If you lose too much fluid, you can become dehydrated. Dehydration is especially dangerous for babies, young children, and elderly people.

Type 2 diabetes

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(Diabetes Mellitus Type 2; Insulin-Resistant Diabetes; Diabetes, Type 2)

Type 2 diabetes – Definition

Diabetes is a higher level of glucose in the blood than is normal. Glucose comes from the breakdown of the food you eat. It travels through your body in the blood. A hormone called insulin then helps glucose move from your blood to your cells. Once glucose is in your cells it can be used for energy. A problem making or using insulin means glucose can not move into your cells. Instead the glucose will build up in your blood.

Type 1 diabetes

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(Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus; Juvenile-Onset Diabetes; Ketosis-Prone Diabetes; “Brittle” Diabetes; Diabetes Mellitus Type 1; Diabetes, Type 1)

Type 1 diabetes – Definition

Diabetes is a higher level of glucose in the blood than is normal. Glucose travels through your body in the blood. A hormone called insulin then helps glucose move from your blood to your cells. Once glucose is in your cells it can be used for energy. A problem making or using insulin means glucose can not move into your cells. Instead the glucose will build up in your blood.

Crohn’s disease

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(CD; Regional Enteritis)

Crohn’s disease – Definition

Crohn’s is a severe, chronic inflammatory bowel disease. It causes inflammation, ulcers, and bleeding in the digestive tract. It usually affects the end portion of the small intestine called the ileum. However, any part of the digestive tract can be affected, from the mouth to the anus.

Colon cancer

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Colon cancer – Definition

Colon cancer is the growth of cancer in the large intestine.

Cancer occurs when cells in the body divide out of control or order. If cells keep dividing, a mass of tissue, called a growth or tumor, forms. The term cancer refers to malignant tumors. They can invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body.