Disease is the reaction of the living organism to the injurious agents or influences, leading to the
the loss of harmony in the working of body.
It is alteration in the state of health, expressed by perceptible signs and symptoms.
It occurs due to the interaction of multiple factors which can be divided under the three headings:
1. Susceptible host
2. Environment (the aggregate of social, cultural, climatic condtions)
3. Microbial agent
Diseases can be divided into two types:
Q- What is Acute disease?
1) It Has a sudden, rapid onset
2) Has severe symptoms
3) Has a short course
4) Without medical aid terminates either in death or cure
Q. What are the types of acute diseases?
i) Individual: These diseases attack human beings individually.
ii) Sporadic: These diseases attack several persons at a time but not at the same place, i.e., one may be in Bombay and the other in Delhi.
iii) Epidemic:These diseases attack many persons at the same time, and living in the same locality.
Q. Chronic disease: It
i) Has a gradual, insidious, imperceptible beginning.
ii) There is life long suffering.
iii) Is not extinguished without homœopathic aid.
iv) Destroys the organism in the long run if untreated homeopathically.
Types of chronic diseases:
1 True chronic diseases: These are the diseases occurring from the remaining effect of any microbe, which the body’s immune mechanism is unable to wash off after the acute bout of the disease is over, either due to no treatment or wrong treatment.
2 Artificial Chronic Diseases/latrogenic diseases: Such diseases are produced artificially, either due to
I) Prolonged use of large doses of medicine
III) Various investigative procedures like X-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy
IV) Various surgical procedures.
These are very difficult to treat and in many cases incurable.
3 Falsely called chronic disease or indisposition: These diseases are caused by continuous exposure to some harmful influence, removing which brings about health, e.g.,
i) Additiction to liquors, etc.
ii) Not taking life supporting food, e.g., minerals, vitamins, etc.
iii) Unhealthy surroundings, e.g., open drain, marshi district, damp house, etc.
iv) Unhealthy life style, like lack of exercise and good food, excess stress, worry.