Diseases and Conditions

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  • Alzheimer's Disease (5)
    YF-3000.0440

    Alzheimer's Disease

    YF-3000.0440

    An age-related, non-reversible brain disorder that develops over a period of years. Initially, people experience memory loss and confusion, which may be mistaken for the kinds of memory changes that are sometimes associated with normal aging. The symptoms gradually lead to behavior and personality changes, a decline in cognitive abilities such as decision-making and language skills and problems recognizing family and friends; and ultimately to a severe loss of mental function. Alzheimer's disease is one of a group of disorders called dementias that are characterized by cognitive and behavioral problems. It is the most common cause of dementia among people age 65 and older.
  • Bipolar Disorder (3)
    YF-5000.5050-100

    Bipolar Disorder

    YF-5000.5050-100

    A disorder that is marked by episodes of psychotic depression, excessive well-being or mixed episodes alternating with longer periods of relative normalcy. Manic episodes are characterized by elevated, expansive or irritable moods which are accompanied by hyperactivity, pressure of speech, flight of ideas, inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, distractibility and excessive involvement in activities that have a high potential for painful consequences, which is not recognized. The depressive episodes are characterized by loss of interest or pleasure in all or almost all usual activities and pastimes, appetite disturbance, change in weight, sleep disturbance, psychomotor agitation or retardation, decreased energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating or thinking and thoughts of death or suicide or suicide attempts. During mixed episodes, the individual experiences rapidly alternating moods of sadness, irritability and euphoria.
  • Brain Injuries (5)
    YF-3000.1300

    Brain Injuries

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    Any of a variety of conditions that are characterized by significant destruction of brain tissue and resultant loss of brain function which include Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and other cerebrovascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, post infection damage, brain tumors and permanent damage that occurs as a result of seizures, substance toxicity or other disorders.
  • Cancer (6)
    YF-3000.1480

    Cancer

    YF-3000.1480

    Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.
  • Diabetes (4)
    YF-3000.2440

    Diabetes

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    A disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar. Principal symptoms are elevated blood sugar, sugar in the urine, excessive urine production and increased food intake. Complications of diabetes if left untreated include low resistance to infections leading to a susceptibility to gangrene, cardiovascular and kidney disorders, disturbances in the electrolyte balance and eye disorders, some of which may lead to blindness.
  • Eating Disorders (5)
    YF-5000.2150

    Eating Disorders

    YF-5000.2150

    A condition that is characterized by a compulsive obsession with food or weight and an inability to accurately perceive one's physical appearance in which the individual may compulsively overeat, engage in eating binges which may or may not be followed by purging, refuse to eat or otherwise use food or the process of eating or not eating in a self-destructive manner.
  • Heart Disease (1)
    YF-3000.3520

    Heart Disease

    YF-3000.3520

    Any of a number of pathological conditions that affect the heart and the blood vessels of the heart.
  • Narcolepsy (1)
    YF-3000.7960-600

    Narcolepsy

    YF-3000.7960-600

    A chronic sleep disorder that is characterized by recurrent attacks of drowsiness and sleep. The patient is unable to control these spells of sleep, which may occur in unusual circumstances such as while eating, driving a car or having a conversation, but is easily awakened. Individuals with narcolepsy also experience intrusions of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep into the transition between sleep and wakefulness, sleep paralysis, and/or cataplexy (episodes of sudden, reversible loss of muscle tone that are precipitated by intense emotion); and may also experience intense dream-like imagery just before falling asleep or just after waking.
  • Scoliosis (1)
    YF-3000.7640

    Scoliosis

    YF-3000.7640

    A lateral curvature of the spine which usually consists of two curves, the original abnormal curve and a compensatory curve in the opposite direction.
  • Sleep Disorders (1)
    YF-3000.7960

    Sleep Disorders

    YF-3000.7960

    Any of a variety of conditions in which the patient has difficulty falling or staying asleep, abnormal behaviors during sleep or trouble staying awake during the day.
 
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