Patau Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 13, is a genetic disorder in which all or part of the genetic material from the 13th chromosome is copied onto other chromosomes. This extra chromosome causes a plethora of health problems, many of which are severe and life-threatening.
Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, occurs when there is an error on the 21st chromosome. In Down syndrome, a person has an extra copy (or portion) of this chromosome.
In Diabetic Retinopathy, the prolonged, excessive amounts of glucose in the bloodstream weakens and damages the retina.
Diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands, legs, and feet. It is primarily experienced by those with a long history of diabetes or a history of uncontrolled diabetes and is the leading cause of neuropathy in the United States.
Endometriosis is a disease that affects about 10% of all women. Using the basic definition, endometriosis is an inflammation of the lining of the uterus. However, a better way to describe endometriosis is that it occurs when tissue that lines the uterus is attached and grows somewhere outside of the uterus. Typically women that have endometriosis had this tissue growing the areas around the uterus such as bowel, bladder, and sometimes even ovaries.