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What's the worst physical illness after cancer and heart disease?

  1. Chriswillman90 profile image97
    Chriswillman90posted 2 years ago

    What's the worst physical illness after cancer and heart disease?

  2. Kristen Howe profile image90
    Kristen Howeposted 2 years ago

    Good question. It would have to be AIDS/HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases in my opinion.

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      Larry Wallposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      These are terrible diseases, but people contract these diseases, in most cases because of lifestyle activities.

    2. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The good news is that you could avoid those diseases if you're mature and responsible, but that doesn't take away from their ill effects. Many people over the world still deal with these illnesses and they lack treatment and care that are required.

    3. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you Chris that we can be more responsible for our well being and choices .
      but we must remember even the most healthy people experience bad health due to
      genes passed down. People can be born with terrible diseases.

  3. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    Diabetes and cigarette related lung illnesses are next on your list. Both of these have several sub-categories and complications that lead to poor health and death.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Agree with anything related to cigarettes; they are responsible for a slew of dangerous diseases. I was thinking of diabetes too and type 2 diabetes continues to grow with our unhealthy lifestyle.

  4. Kiss andTales profile image80
    Kiss andTalesposted 2 years ago

    These are the worse , but any disease anyone may have could be their worse experience . But as a comfort and reminder
    Just as they appeared they will disappear
    A cure has been established for all humans

    Isa 33:24 And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error.
    we know this is soon to come because all people say they get sick from something even the common cold.
    But all things that cause human suffering will end.
    The bible is very clear that these human pains exist ,
    And it is very clear they will end.
    how happy all New Residence on the earth will live in relief of no pain.

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image80
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      God will get around to it in His own sweet time - meanwhile, we humans will research cures as best we can. The good news is, we've come a long ways since the Bible days curses of cataracts and leprosy.

    2. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      YoleenIsa 26:19“very true God will carry his words out as written,Isa 55:11So my word that goes out of my mouth will be. It will not return to me without results, But it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight, And it will have sure success

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      Larry Wallposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agreet God will cure all in his time. Until then we  deal with the pain and suffering just as Jesus did on the cross. Some of the diseases mention result from heredity  choices. For my Mother with ALS, there was no choice or cure in her time.

  5. Say Yes To Life profile image80
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years ago

    I believe stroke is the worst of all.  It makes people prisoners in their bodies.

    1. profile image0
      Larry Wallposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Strokes are terrible and you are right about what it does to some people, but many recover.

    2. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If you can't recover from it, then agreed that it feels like you're trapped in your own body. It saddens me knowing victims have to live the rest of their lives that way. Perhaps new medical technology (stem cells) will aid them in the coming years.

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    Larry Wallposted 2 years ago

    I commented on the other diseases already mention. I suspect each person knows someone with the illness they rank among the worse. I am in the same position, except there is nothing a person does or does not do to cause it. There is absolutely no cure and it attacks all bodily functions. Therefore, I would have to say ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). It is also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. It is not common, but it affects about 1 out of every 100,000 people. There is no cure. There is no real treatment. There are two types. The common type will affect your arms and legs. They quit working. The other type of the disease, which my mother had, affects internal organs first. She had difficulty, breathing and swallowing. She had a feeding tube in her stomach. At the same time, her ability to move was decreasing to the point she could not hold a book--she was an avid reader. The disease can last in most cases three to five years. Since there is no test for it, it is not always easily identified. As I said my mother had it. There is a slight hereditary risk. However, the disease usually strikes in the 40 to 70 year range. There is no way of predicting if someone will inherit the mutated gene. I am 64 and have none of my mother's symptoms, so I think I am safe. Victims of this illness lose the ability to swallow and to take care of personal needs. There is some pain, but the loss of mobility, including the ability to speak, to hold a fork, or swallow makes this a terrible disease. It falls in the a category of orphan diseases, because of the low number of people who contract it. There is progress being. One medication is showing that it can slow the progression of the disease. However, without a cure in sight, they may  be a mixed blessing.

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image80
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I had a client who had ALS. I agree; it is HORRIBLE! You can feel pain, itching and everything else, but can't move. He died when his lungs eventually stopped working.

    2. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Just imagining the effects of ALS on a person is saddening. I'm also sorry that your mother had to deal with with. Diseases like this can't be forgotten because although rare, they still happen to good people that don't deserve it.

  7. kj force profile image69
    kj forceposted 2 years ago

    The worse possible scenario would be an " Auto-Immune Disorder " as there is usually no clear diagnosis, ( tests do not reveal ) treatment or what they call cure. It is also not a high priority or advantageous profitability for research, as it is not in the high % number. Many are not even recognized or known to the healthcare profession, Physicians are usually unaware of,the symptoms, so many go undetected or misdiagnosed, Stiff person's syndrome , stress fractures, Fibromyalgia and many neurological disorders do not have clear symptoms, just as an example...
    That being said many go untreated so the patient is left to deal with whatever...

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image80
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You have a point there!  My best friend has fibromyalgia.

    2. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The reason that we feel it is  taking long for fulfillment is His years and days our defined
      different a 1000 years could be a day to him
      he is eternal , our life span is short, understand that Jesus cure will cover generations of people not one.

    3. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The scenario is frightening enough. At least there's hope with other illnesses but what can you when you feel there is no way to treat it. And like you've stated, it's not a top priority either.

 
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