1. Pulmonary embolism: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blockage of an artery in the lungs by a substance that has moved from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism). Symptoms of a PE may include shortness of breath, chest pain particularly upon breathing in, and coughing up blood.
2. Acute pancreatitis: Means inflammation of the pancreas that develops quickly. The main symptom is tummy (abdominal) pain. It usually settles in a few days but sometimes it becomes severeand very serious. The most common causes of acute pancreatitis are gallstones and drinking a lot of alcohol.
3. Diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2: Diabetes Mellitus is the Latin name for diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes mellitus occurs when the cannot produce insulin which is needed to control blood glucose levels.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is much more common, occurs when the body can not produce enough insulin or the insulin is not working effeciently enough.
4. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta such that the diameter is greater than 3 cm or more than 50% larger than normal diameter. They usually cause no symptoms except when ruptured. Occasionally, abdominal, back, or leg pain may occur. Large aneurysms can sometimes be felt by pushing on the abdomen. Rupture may result in pain in the abdomen or back, low blood pressure, or loss of consciousness, and often results in death.
5. Alzheimer disease and other dementias: Dementia and its associated diseases are important causes of disability and morbidity in developed countries, especially in the aged population.
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