Acute disease An acute disease is a short-lived disease, like the common cold. Systemic disease. This is a stage in some diseases before the symptoms are first noted. This is hard to quantify denotativelybut it explains why cognitive synonymy is not invariable.
Extent[ edit ] Localized disease A localized disease is one that affects only one part of the body, such as athlete's foot or an eye infection. For instance; there may be a bacterial or a viral attack on some part of the body that causes feelings of pain and discomfort in the person.
It is easy for people who only accept a naturalistic explanation for illness to reject the concept of the intrusion of foreign objects into the body by supernatural means. These symptoms are characteristic of what western trained medical professionals would likely attribute to excessive emotional stress or even clinical depression.
Such aspects of illness can include lethargydepressionloss of appetitesleepinesshyperalgesiaand inability to concentrate. Most chronic diseases can be beneficially treated, even if they cannot be permanently cured.