Environmental Health

  1. name the 7 principles of environmental medicine
    • adaptation
    • biochemical individuality
    • bi-polarity
    • maladaptation
    • spreading phenomenon
    • switch phenomenon
    • total load
  2. what are the therapy options for environmental medicine?
    • detoxification therapy
    • environmental control
    • immunotherapy
    • nutritional supplements
    • patient education
    • pharmaceuticals
    • surgeries
    • therapeutic customized diets
  3. name 4 environmental illnesses
    • multiple chemical sensitivity
    • chronic fatigue syndrome
    • fibromyalgia
    • irritable bowel syndrome
  4. sensitivity to everything
    sick sense (bitch sense)
  5. symptoms of a significant number of people occupying a particular building, are associated with their presence in that building.
    sick building syndrome
  6. a collection of symptoms and unexplained illnesses reported by veterans of the first gulf war since august 1990
    gulf war syndrome
  7. two conditions most closely linked to illness in GWS
    Pyridostigmine bromide pills and pesticides
  8. a chronic condition characterized by debilitating fatigue and an array of other symptoms
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
  9. a condition characterized by widespread pain, stiff muscle, profound fatigue and disturbed sleep
  10. illness that interferes with the normal function of the colon, characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort along with signs of bowel dysfunction, most commonly diarrhea and constipation
    irritable bowel syndrome.
  11. a degenerative disorder of the CNS that ofter impairs the sufferer's motor skills, speech, and other functions
    Parkinson's Disease
  12. what are the four cardinal symptoms of PD?
    • tremor
    • muscle rigidity
    • bradykinesia
    • postural instability
  13. two environmental factors for neurodegenerative diseases
    • oxidative stress
    • exposure to neurotoxicants early in life
Card Set
Environmental Health
Environment and disease