Q. > Is “Adhesion Related Disorder” A Chronic
A. > Yes it is!
(Based on the “Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention” & The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
(NDDIC) "Adhesion Related Disorder” IS considered a
The following information is important to take
with you when you see your “Medical Appointments” or to appointments
associated with applying for “Social Security Benefits” as this
information correlates directly with the “debilitating and often untreatable”
symptoms experienced by those afflicted with “Adhesion Related Disorder.”
Chronic Disease Overview
The profile of diseases contributing most heavily
to death, illness, and disability among Americans changed dramatically
during the last century. Today, chronic diseases—such as cardiovascular
disease (primarily heart disease and stroke), cancer, and diabetes—are
among the most prevalent, costly, and preventable of all health problems.
Seven of every 10 Americans who die each year, or more than 1.7 million
people, die of a chronic disease. The prolonged course of illness and disability
from such chronic diseases as diabetes and arthritis results in extended
pain and suffering and decreased quality of life for millions of Americans.
Chronic, disabling conditions cause major limitations in activity for more
than one of every 10 Americans, or 25 million people
Costs of Chronic Disease
The United States cannot effectively address escalating
health care costs without addressing the problem of chronic diseases:
More than 90 million Americans live with chronic
Chronic diseases account for 70% of all deaths
in the United States.
The medical care costs of people with chronic
diseases account for more than 75% of the nation’s $1.4 trillion medical
Chronic diseases account for one-third of the
years of potential life lost before age 65.
Hospitalizations for pregnancy-related complications
occurring before delivery account for more than $1 billion annually.
The direct and indirect costs of diabetes are
nearly $132 billion a year.
Each year, arthritis results in estimated medical
care costs of more than $22 billion, and estimated total costs (medical
care and lost productivity) of almost $82 billion.
The estimated direct and indirect costs associated
with smoking exceed $75 billion annually.
In 2001, approximately $300 billion was spent
on all cardiovascular diseases. Over $129 in lost productivity was due
to cardiovascular disease.
The direct medical costs associated with physical
inactivity was nearly $76.6 billion in 2000.
Nearly $68 billion is spent on dental services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600
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The National Digestive Diseases Information
Clearinghouse (NDDIC) "Adhesion Related Disorder"
National Institutes of Health | Department of
Health & Human Services
Some adhesions will cause no symptoms and go away
by themselves. For people whose intestines are only partially blocked,
a diet low in fiber, called a low-residue diet, allows food to move more
easily through the affected area. In some cases, surgery may be necessary
to remove the adhesions, reposition the intestine, and relieve symptoms.
But the risk of developing more adhesions increases with each additional
Methods to prevent adhesions include using biodegradable
membranes or gels to separate organs at the end of surgery or performing
laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, which reduces the size of the incision
and the handling of the organs. More......http://www.adhesionrelateddisorder.com/ardnews9.html
an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal
A disease is any abnormal condition of the body or
mind that causes discomfort, dysfunction, or distress to the person affected
or those in contact with the person. Sometimes the term is used broadly
to include injuries, disabilities, syndromes, symptoms, deviant behaviors,
and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts
these may be considered distinguishable categories. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disease