What is Terminal Illness?
Terminal disease is made up of two words Terminal or Disease. Terminal means end or pertaining to the end or extremity or Disease means illness. Terminal disease is defined as those Diseases that can not be cured.
In other words
Terminal illness is a medical term to describe a disease that can not be cured or adequately treated and that are reasonably likely to cause death to the patient in a relatively short time. This term is most commonly used for progressive diseases such as cancer or advanced heart disease than for trauma. In popular usage, it indicates a disease that will eventually kill the victim.
For example – Cancer, heart disease, Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
List of Terminal Diseases
1. Lesch-Nyhan disease
Lesch-Nyhan disease is a genetic disease caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase or HPRT. NINDS states that without sufficient HPRT, uric acid accumulates in the body fluids of a person with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. Lesch-Nyhan syndrome is characterized by self-injurious behaviors that develop in the second year of life. Lesch-Nyhan syndrome is a painful terminal illness.
Most people who are suffering from Lesch-Nyhan syndrome die due to kidney failure.
2. Heart Disease
3. Cancer Disease: Terminal Illness support is indispensable for patients with Terminal Cancer.
4. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever:
5. Pancreatic Cancer