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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. Degenerative diseases are often contrasted with infectious diseases .

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* Alzheimer\'s disease (AD) * Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(ALS), a.k.a., Lou Gehrig\'s Disease
Disease
* Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis
* Cancer
Cancer
* Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease (CMT) * Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD) * Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
* Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease
Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease
* Diabetes (type II) * Ehlers–Danlos syndrome * Essential tremor * Friedreich\'s ataxia * Heart disease
Heart disease
* Huntington\'s disease * Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
(IBD) * Keratoconus
Keratoconus
(KC) * Keratoglobus * Macular degeneration
Macular degeneration
(AMD) * Marfan\'s syndrome * Multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis
* Multiple system atrophy
Multiple system atrophy
* Muscular dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy
(MD) * Niemann–Pick disease * Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis
* Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis
* Parkinson\'s disease * Progressive supranuclear palsy
Progressive supranuclear palsy
* Prostatitis
Prostatitis
* Retinitis pigmentosa
Retinitis pigmentosa
(RP) * Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
* Tay–Sachs disease

SEE ALSO

* Aging
Aging
* Disease
Disease
* Life extension
Life extension
* Neurodegeneration * Senescence
Senescence
* Progressive disease

REFERENCES

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