An illness is a term used to describe a particular condition that adversely affects the functioning or structure of a part or all of an organism, and this is not caused by any direct external stimulus. Illnesses are frequently referred to as complex medical conditions which are frequently linked to specific physical symptoms or signs. Some diseases are autoimmune related, that is, the immune system develops immunity to its own body. This type of illness is referred to as an autoimmune disease.
An illness or disease that has no visible symptoms can be termed as “mystery illness.” Examples of these illnesses are syndromes, systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE), Addison’s disease, cystic fibrosis, pregnancy, and even childhood diseases like beriberi and psoriasis. In the west, diseases have been used to label symptoms that may not exist, and they have also been used to justify the beliefs of some scientifically proven medical theories. For example, western medicine has established the theory of evolution, which states that all forms of life on earth began from a common ancestor. Although some of the evidence is uncertain, this theory is still widely accepted in the scientific community.
A disease is described as a physiological abnormality resulting from abnormalities in the function or structure of an organ, tissue or cell. These abnormalities interfere with normal processes in the body, which cause abnormal physical responses and behavior. A disease may be communicable or non-communicable. communicable disease takes contagious disease to the point where the risk of transmitting it to a person is considered minimal, whereas non-communicable disease takes place in a social setting or environment without a reasonable expectation of contracting it. communicable diseases are usually transmittable through touch, sexual contact, and animal bites. Non-communicable diseases are usually acquired by means of negligence, such as negligence leading to the use of unsafe equipment, poor personal hygiene, etc., or through exposure to harmful chemicals.
There are two main categories of diseases: infectious and non-infectious. An infectious disease is a condition that results from the spread of a disease through bodily fluids and tissues such as blood, saliva, mucus, semen, and other small secretions. In contrast, a non-infectious disease is considered a condition that does not result in any bodily fluid transmission. A non-infectious disease can either be local, in which a disease affects a limited area, or systemic, which has wide ranging effects.
Homosexuality is often considered a disorder, even though it is the only sexual orientation category recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Because the vast majority of sexually active men do not suffer from sexual disorders, there is no clear reason as to why homosexuality should be considered a mental disorder. Further studies would be needed to determine if a higher incidence of certain disorders is associated with homosexuality than with heterosexuality. However, the possibility of a link between homosexuality and mental health disorders cannot be completely ruled out. Recent studies have suggested that increased rates of drug abuse and other drug problems may be related to same-sex sexual partners. Moreover, people who are emotionally distressed may turn to sexual partners for emotional support.
The next section will discuss disability as a factor in diagnosing and treating homosexuality. Similar to most diseases, disability can greatly affect a person’s quality of life. When symptoms of a disease are ignored, the potential for serious illness increases. If you or someone you know exhibits signs of a mental disorder or other physical ailment, seek medical attention immediately. Understanding the potential disability linked to homosexuality could go a long way in treating or even curing this condition.