Unit 6

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  • ILL HEALTH
    • Disease
      • a state of ill-health when a part / parts of the body are not functioning properly for a number of reasons, for example, accident or injury, infection or inflammation, inadequate diet, allergic reactions or congenital disorders.
    • Illness
      • Is a breakdown of general health and well-being.
        • Example; a deficiency of a chemical in the body e.g, diabetes - insulin   Example; a mental disorder or dysfunction e.g depression.
    • Disorder
      • a disturbance in physical or mental health or functions ; malady or dysfunction.
    • Degenerative Disease
      • a disease or illness which affects the body in such a way that it causes physical or psychological deterioration which cannot be rectified.
        • Example: Parkinson's disease
      • Disease
        • a state of ill-health when a part / parts of the body are not functioning properly for a number of reasons, for example, accident or injury, infection or inflammation, inadequate diet, allergic reactions or congenital disorders.
    • Inherited Disorders
      • any condition where a defective gene has been passed on to a child from either one of its parents.
        • Example; Cystic Fibrosis OR Haemophilia
          • Cystic Fibrosis
            • a genetic disorder children. it leads to the exocrine glands becoming defective. Production of thick mucus obstructs the intestinal glands including the pancreas and the bronchi. Signs / symptoms; failure to thrive, weight loss, coughing and a gradual deterioration of the Respiratory system.It is progressive and incurable. it can be detected through the sweat test.
              • Sweat Test - when a sample of patients sweat is tested.

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