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CDAP MEDICINES

 

 

The CDAP program currently treats with the disease areas of Arthritis, Asthma, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate), Depression, Diabetes, Glaucoma, Hypertension and some Cardiac Diseases.

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GLAUCO
MA is a condition associated with a loss of vision and damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve carries visual messages to the brain. Increased pressure in the fluid system of the eye is thought to gradually damage the optic nerve, which results in a slow, steady loss of vision. These are the Glaucoma drugs available on CDAP.


DEPRESSION is a mood disorder that causes symptoms such as low energy, prolonged sadness or irritability, and lack of  in daily activities. It can be triggered by a chemical imbalance or stressful emotional situations. Depression seems to run in families and may be triggered by lack of social support and tends to recur.


 When blood flow to an area of the heart is decreased, it impairs the delivery of oxygen and vital nutrients to the heart muscle cells. When this happens, the heart muscle must use alternative, less efficient forms of fuel so that it can perform its function of pumping blood to the body. These are the  ANGINA/LEFT VENTICULAR failure drugs available on CDAP.

ARTHRITIS is a relatively common joint condition in which there is pain, swelling and sometimes redness. There are many different types with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis being the most common.


HYPERTENSION / HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE is a disorder in which the pressure in the arteries is too high. The medical term for blood pressure that remains high over time is “hypertension”. High blood pressure is very common, especially in middle-aged and elderly people. Once it has developed it tends to last for life. High blood pressure puts a strain on the heart and circulatory system, which can ultimately cause damage to many parts of the body.

BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH) is a non-cancerous increase in the size and number of cells that make up the prostate and is almost always found in older men. The prostate enlarges over the course of many years of exposure to male hormones (testosterone), and young men typically have not had enough years of exposure for symptoms to show up.


DIABETES MELLITUS is a disease in which the body cannot utilize the glucose produced. The glucose cannot enter our cells without insulin being present - insulin makes it possible for our cells to take in the glucose.
A person with diabetes has a condition in which the quantity of glucose in the blood is too elevated (hyperglycemia). This is because the body does not produce enough insulin, produces no insulin, or has cells that do not respond properly to the insulin the pancreas produces.

ASTHMA is a disease of the respiratory system that involves inflammation of the bronchial tubes, or airways, which carry air to the lungs.The airways overreact to substances that causes allergic reactions to smoke, cold air, or other environmental factors.This reaction causes the airways to narrow, leading to difficult breathing .

EPILEPSY is a general term used for a group of disorders that cause disturbances in electrical signalling in the brain. Te brain is a highly complex electrical system, powered by roughly 80 pulses of energy per second. These pulses move back and forth between nerve cells to produce thoughts, feelings, and memories. An epileptic seizure occurs when these energy pulses come much more rapidly-as many as 500 per second for a short time-due to an electrical abnormality in the brain. This surge of electrical energy can cause changes in a person's sensations or state of consciousness or uncontrolled movements of certain parts of the body or of the whole body.





ACID REFLUX
refers to the condition whereby acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus because of a weakening of a muscle between the esophagus and the stomach. Symptoms include
Heartburn (a burning feeling rising from the stomach or lower chest up towards the neck), regurgitation (bringing food back up into the mouth), chest pain, difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) and hoarseness, dental erosion and asthma (because acidic juices can make their way into the throat, mouth and air passages of the lungs.