Modern medicine had seen dramatic advancement at controlling various diseases affecting man. Nonetheless, there still remains an assortment of diseases that has no cure. Let us take a look at the list of top 10 incurable diseases that afflict many people every year.
1. Common Cold
The common is a viral infection that is defined as an acute type of ailment that initially affects the upper respiratory tract. In the more advanced cases, the infection reaches the lower portion and can cause secondary infections that affect the middle ears and the eyes.
This incurable disease has more than 100 distinct forms which is generally defined by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal and invasive cells in the body.
Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the lungs. It generally leads to the inflammation of airways and causes shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing.
AIDS is a contagious disease that affects the immune system. HIV is the pathogen that causes AIDS. An individual that is afflicted by AIDS are prone to a wide variety of malignancies and infections.
5. Diabetes Type 2
This incurable disease impairs the metabolism of carbohydrates resulting to the inability of the body to produce insulin and maintain the normal level of blood sugar.
6. Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease
This incurable and very rare disease is a highly degenerative ailment that attacks the central nervous system. The probability occurrence of this disease is placed at one in a million individuals.
This incurable ailment is more commonly known as flu. There are three major types of flu designated as type A, type B and type C.
8. Lupus Erythematosus
This incurable disease is more commonly referred to as lupus. It is an autoimmune disease that results to inflammation in specific parts of the body.
This type of incurable disease is sometimes referred to as infantile paralysis. It is a highly infectious disease that attacks the nervous system which can lead to paralysis when not properly managed.
This viral disease causes severe and extremely serious hemorrhagic fever which oftentimes results to death. It is zoonotic and also affects chimpanzees and gorillas.
In case the list-maker was not aware, diabetes Type 1 is also not curable.
It should be said that both the common cold and the flu might be, at least to a certain degree, treated using antiviral agents as Amantidine/Rimantidine/Osletamivir and so on. Its just not really used due to the side-effects and the costs.
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