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Degenerative disease is the result of a continuous process based on degenerative cell changes, affecting tissues or organs, which will increasingly deteriorate over time, whether due to normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such as exercise or eating habits.[1] Degenerative diseases are often contrasted with infectious diseases. Examples[edit]

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Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease
(AD)[2][3] Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis[4] (ALS), a.k.a., Lou Gehrig's Disease Atherosclerosis[5][3] Cancer Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease
Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease
(CMT) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD) Chronic traumatic encephalopathy Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease Cystic Fibrosis Cytochrome C Oxidase
Cytochrome C Oxidase
Deficiency Diabetes (type II) Ehlers–Danlos syndrome Essential tremor Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Friedreich's ataxia Heart disease Huntington's disease Infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
(IBD)hola Keratoconus
Keratoconus
(KC) Keratoglobus Leigh syndrome Leukodystrophy Macular degeneration
Macular degeneration
(AMD) Marfan's syndrome Measles encephalopathy Mitochondrial Myopathy Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome Multiple sclerosis Multiple system atrophy Muscular dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy
(MD) Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis Niemann–Pick disease Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis Parkinson's disease Primary pulmonary hypertension All Prion diseases Progressive supranuclear palsy Prostatitis Retinitis pigmentosa
Retinitis pigmentosa
(RP) Rheumatoid arthritis Sandhoff Disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy Tay–Sachs disease Vascular dementia

See also[edit]

Aging Disease Life extension Neurodegeneration Senescence Progressive disease

References[edit]

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