ⓘ Degenerative disease is the result of a continuous process based on degenerative cell changes, affecting tissues or organs, which will increasingly deteriorate ..

                                     

ⓘ Degenerative disease

Degenerative disease is the result of a continuous process based on degenerative cell changes, affecting tissues or organs, which will increasingly deteriorate over time.

In neurodegenerative diseases cells of the central nervous system stop working or die via neurodegeneration. An example of this is Alzheimers disease. The other two common groups of degenerative diseases are those that affect circulatory system e.g. coronary artery disease and neoplastic diseases e.g. cancers.

Many degenerative diseases exist and some are related to aging. Normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such as exercise or eating habits may worsen degenerative diseases, but this depends on the disease. Sometimes the main or partial cause behind such diseases is genetic. Thus some are clearly hereditary like Huntingtons disease. Sometimes the cause is viruses, poisons or other chemicals. The cause may also be unknown.

Some degenerative diseases can be cured, but not always. It might still be possible to alleviate the symptoms.

                                     
  • Degenerative disc disease DDD is a medical condition in which there are anatomic changes and a loss of function of varying degrees of one or more intervertebral
  • Canine degenerative myelopathy, also known as chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy, is an incurable, progressive disease of the canine spinal cord that
  • 000 to 328 per 100, 000, with the disease being less common in Asian countries. Parkinson s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system
  • Charcot disease can refer to several diseases named for Jean - Martin Charcot, such as: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative muscle disease also known
  • transmitted degenerative disease of the nervous system that affects movement, thinking, and some aspects of personality. The Huntington s Disease Society
  • States have resulted from heart disease cancer, and other degenerative diseases And, by the late 1990s, degenerative diseases accounted for more than 60
  • Striatonigral degeneration G23.8 Other specified degenerative diseases of basal ganglia G23.9 Degenerative disease of basal ganglia, unspecified G24 Dystonia
  • Canavan disease is an autosomal recessive degenerative disorder that causes progressive damage to nerve cells in the brain, and is one of the most common
  • nephritis, which involves inflammation. It is also defined as any purely degenerative disease of the renal tubules. Nephrosis is characterized by a set of signs
  • surface at the site of the cartilage erosion. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints characterized largely by central loss of cartilage