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Transcript of LIFESTYLE DISEASES
What are Lifestyle Diseases?
Lifestyle Diseases are diseases that are caused partly by unhealthy behaviors and partly by other factors.
They are called this because a person's habits, behaviors and practices largely determine whether a person develops a lifestyle disease.
What is the difference between
Habits, practices or behaviors you can change, you have control of them
Types of Lifestyle Diseases
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
What are Cardiovascular Diseases?
Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are diseases or disorders that result from damage to the heart and blood vessels.
Blood and oxygen are cut off to the brain
When the force of blood exerts against the walls of blood vessels faster than normal.
Blood and oxygen are cut off to the heart.
The build up of fatty materials in the blood vessels
What are the things you can do to prevent Cardiovascular Diseases?
Trim your fat intake, eat healthy
Cut down on salt
Keep your weight healthy
Don't take alcohol
Relax and cut down on stress
Diabetes is a disorder in which cells are unable to get glucose from the blood.
What is the difference between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes
When the immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.
You do not produce insulin
You are usually born with it
Type 2 Diabetes
The body does not produce enough insulin; it's the most common form usually diagnosed later in life.
Prevention of Diabetes
Maintaining a healthy weight
Reduction of Stress
Avoiding sedentary lifestyle
Avoid junk foods
Prevention of Stroke
Reduce salt & saturated fat intake
5 fruits / vegetables a day
Limit alcohol consumption
What is the difference between BENIGN TUMORS and MALIGNANT TUMORS?
Prevention of Cancer
Protect yourself from the sun
Eat a healthy diet
Maintain a healthy weight
Get regular medical check-ups
Avoid risky behaviors
COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. it is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, usually from smoking.
Smoking is the most common cause of COPD, with a number of other factors such as air pollution and genetics playing a smaller role.
Intense and prolonged exposure to workplace dusts, chemicals and fumes increase the risk of COPD in both smokers and non-smokers.
The main symptoms include shortness of breath, cough and sputum production.