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What is the difference between Ailment and Disease?

Asked by Denton Perez, Last updated: Apr 26, 2020

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W. Wright

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W. Wright, Biology student, Biology student, Astoria

Answered Mar 12, 2020

Ailment and Disease are two terms that are used interchangeably, especially by those who do not know the differences between the two. Both are capable of altering or disrupting the normal functioning of any part of the body. However, there are some little differences between the two.

Ailment, although can be serious at times, it cannot be as serious as the condition you would be subjected to if you have a particular disease. The ailment is mostly used when people are experiencing trivial health issues that can be cured without taking too much medication.

At times, you can cure any form of ailment with home remedies. On the other hand, diseases are abnormal conditions of the body or mind that causes discomfort or dysfunction. Diseases are capable of causing serious health issues. An individual with a particular disease will be advised to see a doctor for proper treatment. If someone with a particular disease fails to get proper treatment, it might lead to other forms of sicknesses.

 

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