Emphysema is called an obstructive lung disease because the destruction of lung tissue around smaller sacs makes these air sacs unable to hold their functional shape upon breathing out. It’s often caused by long-term exposure to air pollution and smoking tobacco.
one obvious symptom would be the appearance of a blue-to-purplish discoloration of the skin, because of increased levels of deoxyhemoglobin in the blood.
In an alternative universe where plants use cellular respiration…?
a painful eye condition caused by exposure of insufficiently protected eyes from UV rays commonly because of inadequate eye protection
Gonorrhea aka “THE CLAP”
an often asymptomatic sexually transmitted disease. but it may cause skin lesions and joint infection but is more likely to give you a sore throat discharge from your privates
In some cases the disease can cause certain body parts to swell to the size of basketballs.Elephantiasis is caused by the presence of microscopic, thread-like parasitic worms which are transmitted by mosquitoes.
and of course a sign would be swelling of the lower half of the body.
The Superficial Lymphatics and Glands of the Head, Face and Neck.
Drawn by Henry Vandyke Carter, for Henry Gray’s Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical.
a hernia-like disorder in women that occurs when the wall between the bladder and the vagina weakens, causing the bladder to drop or sag into the vagina. Cystocele can be caused by heavy lifting, straining muscles during childbirth, repeated straining during bowel movements, and weakened muscles caused by lack of estrogen after menopause.
some signs and symptoms include