A polysymptomatic condition believed by clinical ecologists to result from immune dysregulation induced by common foods, allergens, and chemicals, resulting in various physical and mental disorders. The medical community has remained largely skeptical of the existence of this "disease", given the plethora of symptoms attributed to environmental illness, the lack of reproducible laboratory abnormalities, and the use of unproven therapies to treat the condition. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
An acquired disorder characterized by recurrent symptoms, referable to multiple organ systems, occurring in response to demonstrable exposure to many chemically unrelated compounds at doses below those established in the general population to cause harmful effects. (Cullen MR. The worker with multiple chemical sensitivities: an overview. Occup Med 1987;2(4):655-61)
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.

Criteria for successful sanitation programmes in low income countries. (1/71)

In the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (1981-90), the development of a consensus on the concept of sanitation and the planning and implementation of effective and efficient sanitation programmes was not emphasized. Yet lack of good sanitation is a growing burden and environmental threat. Significant improvement of human health cannot be achieved without good environmental sanitation conditions and practices. A consensus on what makes a sanitation programme successful can help to conserve limited funds and spend those available more wisely. It will also help to reduce the increasing flows of waste poisoning precious sources of drinking water. This article was written to stimulate discussion on what attributes can be taken as characteristic of good environmental sanitation programmes, and on which indicators can be used to assess those attributes in actual sanitation programmes.  (+info)

Symposium overview: the role of genetic polymorphism and repair deficiencies in environmental disease. (2/71)

A symposium of this title was presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology held in Seattle, Washington during March of 1998. The symposium focused on heritable variations in metabolism, DNA replication, and DNA repair that may predispose humans to environmental diseases. Human metabolic, replication, and repair enzymes function in protective roles. Metabolic enzymes are protective because they detoxify a stream of chemicals to which the body is exposed. Replication and repair enzymes are also protective; they function to maintain the integrity of the human genome. Polymorphisms in the genes that code for some of these enzymes are known to give rise to variations in their protective functions. For example, functional polymorphisms of the N-acetyltransferases, paraoxonases, and microsomal epoxide hydrolases vary in their capacity to metabolize environmental chemicals. Specific isoforms of the N-acetyltransferases and microsomal epoxide hydrolases are increasingly associated with incidences of cancer attributable to exposure to these chemicals. Thus, maintenance of cellular-growth homeostasis, normally and in the face of environmental challenge, is dependent on an inherited assortment of metabolic isoforms. Since replication and repair are also protective cellular functions, and since mutations in genes that code for these functions are associated with tumorigenesis, one can reasonably speculate that common functional polymorphisms of replication and repair enzymes may also impart susceptibility to environmental disease.  (+info)

Lines that connect: assessing the causality inference in the case of particulate pollution. (3/71)

The question of when it would be appropriate to conclude that the associations between particulate pollution and various outcomes (including mortality) should be judged as causal in nature has been difficult and controversial. Although such a judgment must be subject to revision, the volume of new information and new experimental findings has been so great that such a reevaluation is required at frequent intervals. The useful summary by Gamble [PM(2. 5) and Mortality in Long-Term Prospective Cohort Studies: Cause-Effect or Statistical Associations? Environ Health Perspect 106:535-554 (1998)] of the reasons why a causal inference was, in his opinion, not justified provides a basis for reevaluation in the light of new data. Such a reexamination indicates that the associative evidence is now stronger and that the biologic basis for a number of adverse effects has now been demonstrated. All of the useful guideline criteria customarily applied to such questions seem to have been met, although there is still much to be learned about interactive effects and the possibility of statistical thresholds.  (+info)

Reproducibility of the University of Toronto self-administered questionnaire used to assess environmental sensitivity. (4/71)

Environmental sensitivity patients report symptoms provoked by low-level exposure to a wide range of substances. Features of published case definitions include nature of onset, chronicity, symptom provocation by multiple substances, symptom provocation by an escalating number of exposures, involvement of multiple body systems including the nervous system, provocation by unrelated substances, and addictive behaviors. This study assessed the reproducibility of a Canadian self-administered questionnaire, the University of Toronto Health Survey, designed to determine the prevalence of the features described in these case definitions. A total of 191 eligible respondents aged 16-70 years who attended several types of medical practices in 1994 were invited to complete a second questionnaire 5-7 months after the first; 134 (70.2%) complied. Total agreement on whether patients satisfied each of seven case definitions ranged from 80% to 90%. After adjustment for chance, major agreement was observed for three of the seven case definitions (kappa = 0.69, 0.68, and 0.78). The survey achieved good reproducibility regarding self-report of symptoms described in published case definitions of environmental sensitivity.  (+info)

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children: rationale for its integrative management. (5/71)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in children. ADHD is characterized by attention deficit, impulsivity, and sometimes overactivity ("hyperactivity"). The diagnosis is empirical, with no objective confirmation available to date from laboratory measures. ADHD begins in childhood and often persists into adulthood. The exact etiology is unknown; genetics plays a role, but major etiologic contributors also include adverse responses to food additives, intolerances to foods, sensitivities to environmental chemicals, molds, and fungi, and exposures to neurodevelopmental toxins such as heavy metals and organohalide pollutants. Thyroid hypofunction may be a common denominator linking toxic insults with ADHD symptomatologies. Abnormalities in the frontostriatal brain circuitry and possible hypofunctioning of dopaminergic pathways are apparent in ADHD, and are consistent with the benefits obtained in some instances by the use of methylphenidate (Ritalin) and other potent psychostimulants. Mounting controversy over the widespread use of methylphenidate and possible life-threatening effects from its long-term use make it imperative that alternative modalities be implemented for ADHD management. Nutrient deficiencies are common in ADHD; supplementation with minerals, the B vitamins (added in singly), omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, flavonoids, and the essential phospholipid phosphatidylserine (PS) can ameliorate ADHD symptoms. When individually managed with supplementation, dietary modification, detoxification, correction of intestinal dysbiosis, and other features of a wholistic/integrative program of management, the ADHD subject can lead a normal and productive life.  (+info)

The effect of supplementary antioxidant therapy in patients who report hypersensitivity to electricity: a randomized controlled trial. (6/71)

CONTEXT: Hypersensitivity to electricity is a proposed environmental illness of unknown etiology. Patients report a variety of symptoms that they relate to electric equipment. The afflicted individuals suffer from ill health. Many interventions have been tried but, to date, there is no one specific treatment that has been proven superior to other remedial actions. In general, there is a lack of controlled prospective studies. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that antioxidant therapy reduces symptoms and improves health in patients reporting hypersensitivity to electricity. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, crossover, placebo-controlled study. SETTING: Patients referred to the Environmental Illness Research Centre, Stockholm County Council. PATIENTS: Sixteen patients reporting hypersensitivity to electricity. INTERVENTION: Antioxidant supplementation (vitamins C and E, selenium). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-reported symptoms and reported degree of hypersensitivity to electricity, serum levels of uric acid and diphenylpycrylhydrazyl (DPPH). RESULTS: The results indicated no significant differences in reported symptoms, reported hypersensitivity to electricity, or oxidative status in serum between periods of antioxidant and placebo treatments. Serum levels of DPPH and uric acid showed no correlation with the reported degree of symptoms or hypersensitivity to electricity. CONCLUSIONS: The study did not show any beneficial effect of antioxidant supplementation for patients reporting hypersensitivity to electricity. The results do not support the hypothesis that oxidative stress is a major contributor to ill health in patients who report hypersensitivity to electricity.  (+info)

Etiology of uveitis in rural and urban areas of mid-eastern Poland. (7/71)

The aim of this study was to assess and compare the frequencies of uveitis etiology in inhabitants of rural and urban areas of mid-eastern Poland. We reviewed the cases of 563 patients (263 males, 300 females; aged 2-87) with uveitis, treated at the 1st Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical Academy in Lublin and at the District Ophthalmic Hospital in Kielce, Poland, from January 1996-December 2000. Anatomical classification of uveitis was used according to the International Uveitis Study Group and etiological classification including uveitis associated with trauma, infection, systemic disease, non-associated with a systemic disease and masquerade syndromes. Data regarding age, gender, place of residence, anatomical location and etiology of uveitis were obtained. Statistical analyses were performed using Pearson's chi-square test, Spearman's rank correlation test and logistic regression. Etiology of uveitis was established in 70.0% of cases. The most common cause of uveitis was infection. Patients from rural areas were significantly more likely to have uveitis of infectious origin whereas patients from urban areas significantly more likely to have uveitis associated with a systemic disease. In conclusion, the pattern of uveitis in mid-eastern Poland confirms the influence of environmental factors on the etiology of this heterogenous disease.  (+info)

Rashes among schoolchildren--14 states, October 4, 2001-February 27, 2002. (8/71)

Fourteen states (Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia) have reported investigations of multiple schoolchildren who have developed rashes. This report summarizes the investigation by state and local health departments of these rashes, which have occurred during October 2001 through February 2002, and provides examples for four states. Preliminary findings indicate that further investigation is needed to determine whether a common etiology for these rashes exists.  (+info)

Environmental Illness (EI) is a condition in which individuals report experiencing various symptoms that they believe are caused or worsened by exposure to specific environmental factors. These factors can include chemicals, allergens, pollutants, or other substances present in the air, water, or food. The symptoms of EI can vary widely and may include headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, respiratory problems, skin irritations, and gastrointestinal issues.

It's important to note that while some people may be more sensitive than others to environmental factors, the term "Environmental Illness" is not recognized as a formal medical diagnosis by major medical organizations such as the American Medical Association or the World Health Organization. Instead, the symptoms of EI are often attributed to other conditions, such as allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivities.

In some cases, individuals with EI may be diagnosed with a related condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), which is characterized by heightened sensitivity to chemicals and other environmental factors. However, MCS is also not recognized as a formal medical diagnosis by many major medical organizations.

Overall, while some people may experience symptoms that they believe are caused by exposure to environmental factors, it's important to consult with a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), also known as Idiosyncratic Intolerance, is a chronic condition characterized by symptoms that the affected person attributes to low-level exposure to chemicals in the environment. These reactions are not part of a recognized allergic response and are often delayed in onset.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) defines MCS as: "A heightened sensitivity to chemicals that most people tolerate well... Symptoms can include headache, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, confusion, joint pain, and digestive disturbances."

However, it's important to note that the medical community has not reached a consensus on the definition, cause, or diagnosis of MCS. Some healthcare providers question its validity as a distinct medical entity due to lack of consistent scientific evidence supporting the relationship between exposure levels and symptoms.

"Cost of Illness" is a medical-economic concept that refers to the total societal cost associated with a specific disease or health condition. It includes both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are those that can be directly attributed to the illness, such as medical expenses for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and medications. Indirect costs include productivity losses due to morbidity (reduced efficiency while working) and mortality (lost earnings due to death). Other indirect costs may encompass expenses related to caregiving or special education needs. The Cost of Illness is often used in health policy decision-making, resource allocation, and evaluating the economic impact of diseases on society.

A critical illness is a serious condition that has the potential to cause long-term or permanent disability, or even death. It often requires intensive care and life support from medical professionals. Critical illnesses can include conditions such as:

1. Heart attack
2. Stroke
3. Organ failure (such as kidney, liver, or lung)
4. Severe infections (such as sepsis)
5. Coma or brain injury
6. Major trauma
7. Cancer that has spread to other parts of the body

These conditions can cause significant physical and emotional stress on patients and their families, and often require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care. Critical illness insurance is a type of insurance policy that provides financial benefits to help cover the costs associated with treating these serious medical conditions.

A Severity of Illness Index is a measurement tool used in healthcare to assess the severity of a patient's condition and the risk of mortality or other adverse outcomes. These indices typically take into account various physiological and clinical variables, such as vital signs, laboratory values, and co-morbidities, to generate a score that reflects the patient's overall illness severity.

Examples of Severity of Illness Indices include the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) system, the Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS), and the Mortality Probability Model (MPM). These indices are often used in critical care settings to guide clinical decision-making, inform prognosis, and compare outcomes across different patient populations.

It is important to note that while these indices can provide valuable information about a patient's condition, they should not be used as the sole basis for clinical decision-making. Rather, they should be considered in conjunction with other factors, such as the patient's overall clinical presentation, treatment preferences, and goals of care.

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  • The American Medical Association doesn't consider multiple chemical sensitivity to be an illness. (webmd.com)
  • UpToDate: "Overview of idiopathic environmental intolerance (multiple chemical sensitivity). (webmd.com)
  • By Wally Taylor MD In my integrative, functional and holistic practice of medicine in Austin, Texas, where I see people suffering from chronic complex illness that has not responded completely to prescription medicine, I frequently encounter folks who have a variety of symptoms from exposure to mold toxins also known as mycotoxins. (texasintegrative.com)
  • Several hypotheses have been proposed, including childhood illness, use of amoxicillin, or exposure to environmental toxins (BPAs). (fdiworldental.org)
  • Head trauma , illness, or exposure to environmental toxins such as pesticides and herbicides may be risk factors. (medicinenet.com)
  • Riva Mackie, owner of Riva's Eco Store in Inglewood, says parents are concerned about allergies and other illnesses such as autism and ADHD, and wonders about their relationship to environmental factors such as possible toxins found in carpets, clothing or bedding. (calgaryjournal.ca)
  • Each year, state and local public health departments report hundreds of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with retail food establishments (e.g., restaurants or caterers) to CDC. (cdc.gov)
  • State and local health departments voluntarily enter data from their foodborne illness outbreak investigations of retail food establishments into NEARS. (cdc.gov)
  • These data include characteristics of foodborne illness outbreaks (e.g., etiologic agent and factors contributing to the outbreak), characteristics of establishments with outbreaks (e.g., number of meals served daily), and food safety policies in these establishments (e.g., ill worker policy requirements). (cdc.gov)
  • NEARS is the only available data source that collects environmental characteristics of retail establishments with foodborne illness outbreaks. (cdc.gov)
  • During 2017-2019, a total of 800 foodborne illness outbreaks associated with 875 retail food establishments were reported to NEARS by 25 state and local health departments. (cdc.gov)
  • These findings are consistent with findings from other national outbreak data sets and highlight the role of ill workers in foodborne illness outbreaks. (cdc.gov)
  • Although a majority of managers reported their establishment had an ill worker policy, often these policies were missing components intended to reduce foodborne illness risk. (cdc.gov)
  • Includes the extent, distribution, causes and costs of foodborne illness that may arise from meat, eggs and poultry, shellfish or organic wastes. (scilly.gov.uk)
  • Listeriosis, the foodborne illness caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is rare. (scilly.gov.uk)
  • The core of the system is the Tracking Network, which collects data on environmental hazards, health effects, exposures, and population. (cdc.gov)
  • No universally accepted definition exists, but idiopathic environmental intolerance is generally defined as the development of multiple symptoms attributed to exposure to any number of identifiable or unidentifiable chemical substances (inhaled, touched, or ingested) or other exposures in the absence of clinically detectable organ dysfunction or related physical signs. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Brown P (2007) Toxic exposures: contested illnesses and the environmental health movement. (springer.com)
  • Developmental disorders like Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have proven to be linked to environmental factors. (healthypathfoundation.org)
  • CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Program receives annual hospitalization discharge data from 23 states that are used to assess and monitor trends of HSI hospitalization over time. (cdc.gov)
  • The Environmental Public Health Tracking Program is a comprehensive surveillance system implemented in 25 states and one city health department. (cdc.gov)
  • The Tracking Network provides nationally consistent environmental and health outcome data that enable federal, state, and local public health agencies to assess trends, explore associations, and generate hypotheses using these data. (cdc.gov)
  • All persons, regardless of age, sex, or health status, are at risk for heat stress illness (HSI), also known as heat-related illness ( 1 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Does your child spend time outdoors [Children's Environmental Health Network 1999]? (cdc.gov)
  • In order to establish that environmental exposure is the cause of the illness, it is necessary to ask if the exposure to the substance of concern occurred before the onset of the health condition. (cdc.gov)
  • For public health reporting purposes, the appropriate authorities must be notified if an illness is found to be related to an environmental exposure. (cdc.gov)
  • however, minimal environmental health data from outbreak investigations are reported to NORS. (cdc.gov)
  • This report summarizes environmental health data collected during outbreak investigations and reported to the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS). (cdc.gov)
  • Living with the earth : : concepts in environmental health science / Gary S. Moore. (who.int)
  • Environmental change, climate, and health : issues and research methods / edited by P. Martens, A.J. McMichael. (who.int)
  • Hypersensitivity to Environmental Chemicals and EMF's leads to Chronic Fatigue and Brain Fog At Forum Health Austin in Austin, Texas, we often see folks who describe hypersensitivity to multiple environmental chemicals and electromagnetic radiation or EMF's. (texasintegrative.com)
  • The BioNexus Health staff is dedicated to sharing information about environmental illness and its related diseases. (bionexushealth.com)
  • What Environmental Illnesses Does BioNexus Health Treat? (bionexushealth.com)
  • and (3) health indicators provide a powerful means of measuring progress across the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable development. (who.int)
  • Renewed commitment is needed to bring about the integration of policies across the economic, environmental and social pillars, with human beings and their health and well-being at the centre. (who.int)
  • What many people do not realize is that these factors can actually be harmful to our health and are known to cause numerous illnesses. (healthypathfoundation.org)
  • As a major emerging health problem, education is the best preventative way to avoid the onset of this illness. (healthypathfoundation.org)
  • CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) connects people with vital public health information. (cdc.gov)
  • The Modern Vital Podcast is an environmental health podcast that focuses on the relationship between environmental factors and human health, and also bridges the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, hosted by Dr. Ben Reebs. (apple.com)
  • And often contain proven cancer causing agents, allergens, toxic mold and general health risks which are associated with chemical sensitivity and environmental medical illness? (emfinspectordallas.com)
  • As of June 2021, PHASE Associates, a leading provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) consulting training and professional outsourcing services, has acquired assets of Atlantic Environmental, Incorporated (Atlantic Environmental). (atlenv.com)
  • ABSTRACT Environmental health data in Bahrain are scarce. (who.int)
  • An ongoing surveillance system for climate-sensitive diseases should be initiated to monitor and relate health and environmental trends. (who.int)
  • This article will explore the nature of depression as a mental illness, debunk myths and misconceptions, provide guidance on identifying and seeking help, and discuss the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding mental health issues. (pc-mobile.net)
  • However, talking openly about mental health can reduce or eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness, thereby increasing acceptance and understanding of mental health issues. (pc-mobile.net)
  • Many people who experience mental illness report feeling isolated and alone, and opening up about mental health can provide a sense of community and support. (pc-mobile.net)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides information and support for people affected by mental illness and promotes advocacy for mental health issues. (pc-mobile.net)
  • It also gives immunization recommendations for adults in specific age groups and for those who have special immunization requirements because of occupation, life-style, travel, environmental situations, and health status. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, the epidemiology of other vaccine-preventable diseases (e.g., hepatitis B, rabies, influenza, and pneumococcal disease) indicates that persons in certain age, occupational, environmental, and life-style groups and those with special health problems are at increased risk of these illnesses and should be vaccinated. (cdc.gov)
  • This guide will help you use the Environmental Health Assessment Form for Disaster Shelters. (cdc.gov)
  • 7 Studies, however, have not so far supported a relation between environmental tobacco smoke (as measured by levels of carbon monoxide and respirable suspended particulates) and chronic ill health of any kind. (bmj.com)
  • Rooted in both the child guidance and mental hygiene movements of the early twentieth century as well as contemporary social scientific research, social psychiatry was "a preventive psychiatry", an epidemiological approach to mental health dedicated to identifying the environmental causes of mental illness-ranging from overcrowding and poverty to social exclusion and racism-and eradicating them. (nature.com)
  • Idiopathic environmental intolerance is characterized by recurrent, nonspecific symptoms attributed to low-level exposure to chemically unrelated substances commonly occurring in the environment or sometimes to hypersensitivity to electromagnetic fields. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Idiopathic environmental intolerance is more prevalent in women. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Your doctor may call it "idiopathic environmental intolerance. (webmd.com)
  • The first step in evaluating whether an illness is related to an environmental exposure is to elicit a connection between exposure(s) to an environmental hazard and specific symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • Only 23.0% said their policy listed all five illness symptoms workers needed to notify managers about (i.e., vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, sore throat with fever, and lesion with pus). (cdc.gov)
  • Only 17.8% said their policy listed all five illness symptoms that would require restriction or exclusion from work. (cdc.gov)
  • Only 16.1% of establishments with outbreaks had policies addressing all four components relating to ill or infectious workers (i.e., policy requires workers to notify a manager when they are ill, policy specifies all five illness symptoms workers need to notify managers about, policy restricts or excludes ill workers from working, and policy specifies all five illness symptoms requiring restriction or exclusion from work). (cdc.gov)
  • Dr. Doris Rapp, who is Board Certified in Allergy Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine, lists five considerations for diagnosing a food or environmental issue. (it-takes-time.com)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Position Statement: Idiopathic environmental intolerances. (webmd.com)
  • Issues at such facilities involve cuts, noise, sprains, strains, back injuries, fluid splashes in eyes and illnesses including respiratory illnesses and infections. (atlenv.com)
  • and that environmental contaminants such as tobacco smoke may increase the risk of respiratory illness. (bmj.com)
  • The Food Standards Agency (FSA) holds a significant amount of research and information relating to food borne illnesses and their prevention. (scilly.gov.uk)
  • NOLS teaches the prevention, assessment, and treatment of injury and illness in remote and austere settings. (nols.edu)
  • For the sick child , the pediatrician should consider an environmental agent as potentially related to a child's current illness. (cdc.gov)
  • When parents come to our clinic, we tell them that we cannot change their child's medical or illness history, but we can help them heal through a range of therapy strategies. (fdiworldental.org)
  • HSI was the primary cause of environmental exposure-related injuries treated in emergency departments in the U.S. from 2001 to 2004 [ 4 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • None of these drugs should be used to treat environmental heat illness. (healthline.com)
  • Journal of clean technology, environmental toxicology, and occupational medicine. (epa.gov)
  • In 1989 the United States Department of Transportation commissioned a study into environmental tobacco smoke and other potential pollutants of cabin air - carbon dioxide, microbial aerosols, and ozone. (bmj.com)
  • People with severe mental illness (SMI) are 2.5 times more likely to die prematurely from cancer in England. (nature.com)
  • But fewer than 5% of medical students and 3% of practicing physicians report having a chronic illness or disability, according to studies from 2019 and 2021. (medscape.com)
  • Depression can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and biological factors. (pc-mobile.net)
  • In general, scientists suspect that dopamine loss is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. (medicinenet.com)
  • Environmental factors gave way to genetic factors, and my mental illness morphed. (healthyplace.com)
  • Although not necessarily caused by environmental factors in all people, the environment is certainly linked heavily to asthma. (healthypathfoundation.org)
  • By Dr. Wally Taylor Forum for integrative medicine conference on navigating chronic complex illness provided opportunity to interact with nation's leaders treating the chronically sick patient. (texasintegrative.com)
  • Heat stress illness (HSI), also known as heat-related illness, comprises mild heat edema, heat syncope, heat cramps, heat exhaustion (the most common type of HSI), and heat stroke (the most severe form). (cdc.gov)
  • Taking a Pediatric Exposure History: What Types of Questions Should Be Asked if an Exposure-related Illness Is Suspected? (cdc.gov)
  • What Types of Questions Should Be Asked if an Exposure-related Illness Is Suspected? (cdc.gov)
  • Others similarly affected can point to a possible environmental exposure-related cause at home, at child care, at school, or the workplace. (cdc.gov)
  • While that could mean that fewer people with chronic illness enter medicine, cases also exist in which aspiring physicians with conditions were dissuaded from pursuing a career in medicine at all. (medscape.com)
  • Depression is a mental illness that affects millions of people around the world. (pc-mobile.net)
  • Depression is a common illness, affecting millions of people globally. (pc-mobile.net)
  • OnQ's Michael Bartley takes a closer look at local services for people suffering from mental illness. (wqed.org)
  • Timing and duration of exposure can be important in determining whether an illness results. (cdc.gov)
  • Although arterial oxygen saturation is well maintained at these altitudes, low PO 2 results in mild tissue hypoxia, and altitude illness is common. (medscape.com)
  • Children, the elderly and those that suffer from chronic heart or lung conditions are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illness because they are unable to adjust to sudden changes in temperatures. (princegeorgescountymd.gov)
  • The disease burden due to heat-stress illness (HSI), which can result in significant morbidity and mortality, is expected to increase as the climate continues to warm. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Illness associated with heat is the most common cause of weather-related deaths in the United States [ 1 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Everyone is vulnerable to heat-related illnesses when their bodies are unable to properly cool themselves. (princegeorgescountymd.gov)
  • Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. (princegeorgescountymd.gov)
  • If you are seeking a plant-based medicinal treatment for an environmental illness please reach out to the office via our website. (bionexushealth.com)
  • There are many resources available for those experiencing mental illness and looking for support and treatment. (pc-mobile.net)
  • It was concern about contamination of recirculated cabin air with environmental tobacco smoke, and the increased awareness of the risks of passive smoking, that was partly responsible for the widespread ban on smoking in aircraft in the late 1980s, 3,4 though pressure from passengers was also important. (bmj.com)
  • Thank you for bringing awareness to mental illness and for helping others with their battle. (healthyplace.com)
  • Every day, we are exposed to different environmental factors that affect us each in different ways. (healthypathfoundation.org)
  • Is Depression a Mental Illness? (pc-mobile.net)
  • Depression is a mental illness characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and lack of interest in activities that one typically enjoys. (pc-mobile.net)
  • Despite the prevalence of mental illnesses like depression, stigma and misconceptions surrounding them continue to exist in our society. (pc-mobile.net)
  • There are several myths and misconceptions surrounding depression and mental illnesses in general. (pc-mobile.net)
  • Depression is not a real illness. (pc-mobile.net)
  • Travelers to some countries may also be at increased risk of exposure to vaccine-preventable illnesses. (cdc.gov)