Diseases are caused by the body being overwhelmed by toxic substances beyond its ability to eliminate them in a normal way. Toxic materials may accumulate from unexpelled body wastes that are generated as a part of metabolism or from external materials that are ingested and retained due to the body's inability to eliminate them. Disease also refers to bacterial and viral infections of the body.
The etymology of the word comes from the English dis-ease.
In the scientific arena, the term disease can be applied to any pathological condition presenting a set of signs and symptoms. In the scientific sense, a disease is not necessarily harmful.
Chronic diseases are ones that are long lasting, some are considered life long diseases. In cases such as these it is important to stockpile extra medications in the case of disruptions in the supply chain. It is important to note that if it is at all possible it is recommendable to treat chronic disease by lifestyle changes. In some cases it may be possible to eliminate or reduce the amount of medication needed. In general the medical system is designed in such a way as to promote medication as the best solution often over prescribing because of the profit incentives involved.
Epidemics & Pandemics
- Herbal medicine
- Ayurvedic medicine
- Chinese medicine
- American Medical Association