B5-Communicable Diseases 1.


What makes us ill?

Communicable (infectious) diseases- caused by pathogens that can be passed from one person to another.

Non-communicable diseases- cannot be transmitted from one person to another.

Health is a state of physical and mental well-being. Diseases, both  communicable and non-communicable are major factors of ill health. However, lifestyle factors such as diet, stress, and life situations may also have an impact on both physical and mental health.

Diet- If you don't get enough to eat or the right nutrients, you may suffer from diseases ranging from starvation to anaemia or rickets.

Too much food, or of the bad type, can lead to problems such as obesity, cancers, or type 2 diabetes.

 Stress- A small amount of stress helps us function, but a large amount can lead to diseases such as heart disease, cancers, and mental health problems.

 Life situations…


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