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Diseases That Cause the Body To Deteriorate


There are some diseases that people can get which will cause the body to deteriorate. Studies have shown that these deteriorating diseases are the leading cause of death. There are a few things that can cause people to spread these diseases that will cause the body to deteriorate and they include viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. With these infectious agents, it is easy to spread these diseases around if we are not careful. The ways to spread a disease that causes the body to deteriorate include eating after someone, drinking after someone, breathing in something contaminated and touching something that has been contaminated.

Body Deteriorating Diseases


Tuberculosis is a disease that can cause the body to deteriorate and is caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. It can harm all parts of the human body but will mostly go for a persons lungs and affect them. Tuberculosis used to be the number one cause of death among Americans and is highly contagious. All one has to do is breathe in the same air as someone with this disease and they can get it. It is spread through the air by coughing and sneezing from the infected person. Although some people may have the bacteria that causes tuberculosis in their system, the immune system can cause this disease to lie dormant for an entire lifetime and may not even come to the surface. However, when the bacteria which causes this disease does cause the disease to manifest it can cause the body to deteriorate.



HIV, also known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus is the leading cause of AIDS which is also known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. This disease targets the immune system and damages the white blood cells that are to fight off infection. When the white blood cells become too low, a person can become easily ill with pneumonia and tuberculosis which can cause the body to deteriorate. HIV/AIDS is spread through sexual activity with someone who has this disease, dirty needles from drug use and blood transfusions.



Influenza is an infectious disease that will attack the respiratory system including the nose, throat and the lungs. This disease can be spread through the air by the infected person coughing or sneezing. When most people get this disease it can be treated within a week with little or no medical attention. However, those who have a low immune system and the elderly are susceptible to it and it can lead to pneumonia and even death. This disease can eventually cause the body to deteriorate.

Other Diseases

Other diseases can cause bones to deteriorate such as Osteoporosis. Parkinson's disease can cause the nerves in the body to deteriorate and there are disease that can cause the tissue's of the body to deteriorate. Even stress can cause your body to deteriorate if you let it happen. This is why it is so important to relax as much as possible and not to let every little thing bother you. This is where the important fact comes in that stress can lead to death if it gets too bad.

By Clarissa Wilson, published at 02/15/2012
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