Patient discussion about disease

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Q. My sister has this disease and she works at a daycare.Can this disease be airbourne?

Children come to the daycare sick. Some of her co-workers were out from work because they got sick from some of the children.
AI don't know which disease you are talking about specifically, but certainly viruses and bacterias from sick children can infect people around them, especially close contacts like workers in a day-care center. The best way to avoid infections are usually washing hands multiple time a day and after holding the kids, this also helps to not infect the other kids around.

Q. Mood- disorder?

What will happen to the people who refuse treatment? I know someone whose mother got diagnosed with "mood- disorder" and now this person says that she don't have it. But all her brothers and sisters have this, and are on medication. Is there a way to save our family heritage?
A1well done, i will start to collect with the agreement of Iri possible causes for disorders (bipolar, mood, whatever you want to call it) to help people to recognize themselves. they all can start in the moment we are in the embryo. parental conflicts, aggressions, sexual behaviours, drugs, alcohol, smoking in abondance can affect us from this moment on.
A2First of all try to avoid sharing sensitive personal problems which will affect our family reputation. Now let me come to the point. For five years I didn't believe that I had bipolar. I suffered the extreme mood swings and couldn't hold a job. I just thought that I was a ‘slacker/ shirker’. Eventually I ended up in the mental hospital for the second and third time, having had four total manic episodes. However, I did last for two years without medication and without hospitalization.

Q. Whats schizoaffective disease

its a mental disease
A1Schitzoaffective is a mental disease that causes symptoms of schitzophrenia and symptoms of bi-polar. patients see things, hear voices, are moody,etc.Patients go into a high mania and a low mania.
A2Schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness that shares the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia and the mood disturbances of depression or bipolar disorder. The term schizoaffective disorder was first used in the 1930s to describe patients with acute psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions along with disturbed mood. These patients tended to function well before becoming psychotic; their psychotic symptoms lasted relatively briefly; and they tended to do well afterward. For the full article:

Hope this helps.

A3This disorder is defined as "the presence of psychotic symptoms in the absence of mood changes for at least two weeks in a patient who has a mood disorder." The diagnosis is used when a person does not fit the diagnostic standards for either schizophrenia or "affective" (mood) disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder (manic depression).

Q. What is a Chronic disease?

Please explain what makes a disease be considered chronic?
A1If a disease lasts for a long time or for your life time, it's considered a chronic disease. A person with a chronic disease needs to manage it and treat it all the time.
A2A chronic disease is a disease that is long-lasting or recurrent. A chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more. These diseases need to be treated constantly. For example: heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are chronic diseases.
A3i agree- chrono- means time. that means diseases that stays for life if you won;t get rid of the cause. it's like never taking off on a smelly shirt, you'll be a chronic stinker :)

Q. heart disease?

how to prevent from heart disease?
AEat well (less fat, more vegetables), exercise, don't smoke, don't drink too much, watch your body weight, and go for a check-uo from time to time.

These are good points to start with, and will keep you busy enough... You can read more here (

Take care,

Q. what is lyme disease

my dog can't seem to get rid of it - anything other than antibiotics for treatment?
ALyme disease is transmitted through the bite of a tick. Once the dog starts to be affected by the bacteria, Lyme Disease can progress from a mild discomfort to the stage where a dog will be in such joint and muscle pain it will refuse to move; it is not uncommon for an owner to have to carry a sick dog into the animal hospital. Over the span of two or three days a dog can progress from normal to completely unable to walk due to generalized joint pain. In addition to joint damage, the bacteria can affect the dog's heart muscle and nerve tissue. If the disease is diagnosed in time, treatment can cure the dog before permanent joint or nerve damage occurs. Certain antibiotics, such as the Tetracyclines, are very helpful in eliminating the disease. The earlier the antibiotic is started in the course of the disease, the better the patient's chances of a complete recovery.

Q. What is Bipolar disorder?

What is Bipolar disorder? Just i want to compare the symptoms with me. Is there any one here who really cares about me? Am i lonely?
A1... up on the couch with her and cry too. It is a very helpless feeling for your loved ones to not have the answers and to be aware that at times there is nothing they can do or say to help you feel better. For me it was a long learning process, as my partner learned more about her illness i learned more and learned ways to cope with it. You are not alone in your struggle with bipolar disorder, you are already reaching out to others that truly understand what you are going through. Try to keep in mind that the people in your life who are not bipolar can never truly understand but they can learn about the illness and about how they can help you. Try teaching them what you learn, try to share your feelings and what goes on in your head, knowledge is power and the more you share the more they will understand. Just a thought...
A2My partners bipolar events began with a manic episode. She became obsessed with partying and having fun, she went to Cuba 4 times that year regardless of the fact that we did not have the money to do so. She lost her job but continued to spend money without thought to our financial obligations, for lack of a better way to put it she was chasing rainbows. This was followed by a deep depression, suicidal thoughts and escillated to suicidal planning. After many trips to her GP (who knew very little about mental illness, and many different perscriptions for anti-depressants) we found ourselves at the crisis center at our local hospital. The crisis center referred her to a local mood disorder clinic where she began theropy and groups.

More people care than you will ever know. The people in your life may not be sure how to show they care, for families and friends it can be difficult to know how to help. For me when my partner was so sick there were times I just wanted to curl..
A3Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive illness, is a biological brain disorder that results in extreme psychological and emotional mood swings. Mood swings associated with bipolar disorder are so severe that, if left untreated, they become an obstacle to living a normal, happy life. Bipolar disorder affects all aspects of a person's life, from family to friendships and work. While everyone goes through periods of highs and lows, bipolar disorder magnifies and intensifies ups and downs to an extreme. A person suffering from bipolar disorder does not just feel "blue" but utterly hopeless, ineffectual and non-vital. These feelings of intense depression often lead to suicidal thoughts or an obsession with suicide.
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