Medical Conditions You May Not Know That You Have
Even though we continue to advance in the medical field, there are still many things that we are not sure about. There are all kinds of conditions that can go unnoticed, untreated, and even undiagnosed. It is important that all individuals have medical insurance just in case there was ever a medical scare that you were not expecting.
This article will take a look at some of the illnesses that are out there that you may not know that you have. It is important to visit the doctor regularly and discuss any symptoms that you may be exhibiting.
Hepatitis C is a disease that is now affecting more Americans than HIV.
It is also spread through blood to blood contact and often is asymptomatic. In most cases the disease will finally manifest itself with liver problems in the infected individual. The most common way for people to contract this disease is through drug use or medical transfusions. If the disease can be caught in time then patients are usually able to be cured with medicine.
In extreme cases there is the need to have a liver transplant. There is still a chance of the disease reoccurring in the new liver and unfortunately there is currently no vaccine.
Another illness than many people often leave untreated is COPD. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is currently one of the leading causes of death in the United States.