Glossary for Cachexia
Medical terms related to Cachexia or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Acute myelosclerosis: A rare disorder where the bone marrow makes too many blood cells. The disease progresses rapidly with death usually occurring within 6 months of onset.
- Adrenal gland symptoms: Symptoms affecting the adrenal glands
- Andrade's syndrome: An inherited condition characterized by deposits of an abnormal protein called amyloid in various parts of the body including organs. The condition mainly involves neurological symptoms.
- Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases.
- Atypical pneumonia:
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Breast Cancer: A condition which is characterized by the presence of malignant tissue within breast tissue
- Breast cancer: A condition which is characterized by the presence of malignant tissue within breast tissue
- Brucellosis: An infectious disease caused by the Brucella genus which is transmitted from animals to humans.
- Burns: Injury from burns and scalds.
- COPD: Severe obstruction of bronchial air flow typically from bronchitis and/or emphysema.
- Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
- Capillaria philippiensis infection: A fish borne parasite that can infect humans. Transmission most often occurs through ingestion of contaminated fish. Severity of symptoms tend to increase as the number of worms multiply in the intestines. Death can occur if the condition is left untreated.
- Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
- Chemical poisoning -- White Phosphorus: White Phosphorus is a chemical used mainly in fertilizers, water treatment, rodenticides and insecticides (for cockroaches). Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
- Chronic Kidney Disease: Long-term and generally irreversible disease of the kidneys due to infection, obstruction, congenital diseases or generalised diseases causing failure of the kidneys' normal functions.
- Chronic diarrhoea: Diarrhoea lasting for more than 3 weeks
- Colorectal cancer: Cancer of the colon (bowel) or rectum.
- Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
- Congestive heart failure: A condition which is characterized by breathlessness due to oedema and congestion of the lungs
- Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
- Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
- Desmoplastic small round cell tumor: A rare aggressive tumor that usually develops in soft tissue and tends to grow to a large size. It usually occurs in the abdomen but may also in other parts of the body such as abdominal organs, brain, testicles, ovaries, spinal cord and skull.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Eating symptoms: Symptoms related to eating.
- Electrolyte imbalance: impairment in the level of electrolytes in the body
- Endocarditis: Inflammatory alterations of the endocardium of ones heart
- Energy symptoms: Symptoms related to levels of energy.
- Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
- Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
- Food symptoms: Symptoms related to food.
- HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Heart cancer: A malignancy that is located in the heart
- Hepatitis B: Viral liver infection spread by sex or body fluids.
- Hepatoma: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver.
- Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
- Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
- Kaposi sarcoma: A form of cancer caused by a type of herpesvirus that occurs mainly in the skin but may also affect the lymph nodes, internal organs and mucosal areas. There are four forms of the condition: Classical Indolent form, Endemic African KS, iatrogenic KS and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-associated KS. Symptoms depend on the extent of internal organ and lymphatic system involvement.
- Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
- Liver cancer: The occurrence of malignancy that occurs in the liver
- Lung abscess: The formation of a localized collection of puss in a cavity in the lungs
- Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
- Malabsorption syndrome: is an alteration in the ability of the intestine to absorb nutrients adequately into the bloodstream
- Mastocytosis: A disorder where excessive amounts of mast cells proliferate in organs such as the skin, liver, bone, spleen and gastrointestinal tract. Mast cells occur in connective tissue and defend the body against disease by releasing histamine to stimulate the immune system.
- Metastatic cancer: Any cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
- Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
- Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
- Muscle weakness: Weakness of the muscles or loss of tone
- Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
- Myeloma: A primary malignancy of the plasma cells
- Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A malignant cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx area which is the upper part of the throat. Often there are no symptoms until the cancer has metastasized to other parts of the body such as the neck.
- Nasopharynx cancer: A condition which is characterized a malignancy located in the nasopharynx
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Obal syndrome: The association of eye problems with severe malnutrition. The condition occurred frequently in soldiers, prisoners of war and people in concentration camps.
- Occupational Cancer -- Liver cancer: Occupational exposure to vinyl chloride can increase the risk of developing liver cancer.
- Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
- Pancreatic cancer: Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm of the pancreas
- Paraneoplastic syndromes:
- Polyarteritis nodosa: A serious blood vessel disease where small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged and are unable to adequately supply oxygenated blood to various tissues in the body. The disease can occur in a mild form or a serious, rapidly fatal form.
- Riley Shwachman syndrome: A rare condition involving bone changes and exaggerated reflexes.
- Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
- Sepsis: The presence of microorganisms in the blood circulation
- Sick: Feeling ill or off color
- Stomach cancer: Stomach or gastric cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs
- Surgical errors/complications: Any error or complication that arises from surgery
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Thinness: Underweight and thin
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Visceral leishmaniasis: A tropical disease caused by a protozoan organism and transmitted to humans through sand fly bites. Also called Assam fever, black fever, dumdum fever, ponos or kala-azar.
- Wasting Syndrome: AIDS related wasting syndrome is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of the body weight plus more than 30 days of either diarrhoea or weakness and fever. It is linked to disease progression and death.
- Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body
- Weight symptoms: Symptoms related to body weight.
- West African Trypanosomiasis: West African sleeping sickness from the tsetse fly
- Wohlwill-Andrade syndrome: A form of amyloidosis that is inherited from the parents
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