Health and disease

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  • Created by: pladoo
  • Created on: 18-10-19 14:12

Health is a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing not merely the absence of disease.

Disease - a condition of part of an organ or a system resulting from various causes. A departure from health

To maintain good health

  • Eat a balanced diet
  • exercise regularly
  • reduce stress
  • seek medical help for physical or mental difficulties
  • avoid smoking
  • control of alcohol consumption

Communicable disease - illnesses which result from infection by microorganism and are contagious

  • Tuberculosis
  • ebola
  • chlamydia 
  • aids
  • influenza 

Non-communicable disease - illnesses which result in unhealthy lifestyles and sometimes inheritance 

  • Diabetes
  • cancer
  • Alzheimer's
  • cardiovascular disease
  • Asthma 

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