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Alzheimer’ Disease

Also known as senile dementia, Alzheimer’ disease is a progressive disease of the brain. This destroys memory and other vital memory functions. It also leads to disturbances in planning, reasoning, perception and language of the patient. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common causes of dementia in the U.S. Primary risk factor of having Alzheimer’s disease is increased age; however, other factors like genetics also play a role in developing this disease.

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Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection of the respiratory tract (the nose, throat and lungs) that spreads from person to person by coughing, sneezing or touching surfaces. In flu a genetic mutation of the main virus variation occurs which allows them to evade our immune system. For this reason, people get new vaccination every year.Read More
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Asthma is a chronic condition wherein your airways, that carry air to and from lungs, become inflamed and it gets difficult to breathe. As per data, nearly 25 million Americans are affected by asthma. Although there is no cure for asthma, one can take certain precautions to avoid the triggers and manage it effectively.

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A form of joint disorder, arthritis causes inflammation and stiffness in the joints. In this condition a person experiences pain and swelling in the joints. It can affect people of all ages, sexes and races; however, arthritis is most common among women. Today, arthritis is a major cause of disability in the United States. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children suffer from some or the other type of arthritis. 

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Also known as hay fever, seasonal allergies occur when a person’s immune system overreacts to an external allergen like pollen. An allergy occurs because the body sees these allergens as a threat. On detecting an allergen, our body’s immune system releases histamines which induce the physical symptoms of allergies.

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Brand-name drugs are trade made and are protected by a patent. When a pharmaceutical company introduces a new drug in the market, it spends a lot of money on the research and development of that drug, along with its marketing and promotion.The primary reason generic drugs are cheaper than the brand drugs is that the pharmaceutical companies that develop generic drugs do not have to invest time and money in developing these drugs.

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