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Non-Communicable Diseases

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Aubrie Ellis

on 16 September 2014

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Transcript of Non-Communicable Diseases

Non-Communicable diseases are any disease that cannot be spread from contact from one person to another or simply can not be contagious.
Chronic Diseases
Words to Know
Non-Communicable Diseases
Non-Communicable Disease
Chronic Disease
Genetic Disorder
Birth Defect
Risk Factor
examples of non-communicable disease
Chronic Disease is a long-lasting condition that can be treated but not cured. Chronic diseases are responsible for 60% of deaths worldwide. Risk factors are unhealthy diets,physical inactivity and tobacco use.
Examples include; Cancer, diabetes, Alzheimers, heart disease, and much more.
There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.
Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disorder that occurs when a person's pancreas stops producing insulin(a hormone that allows people to get energy from food.
People with type 2 diabetes still produce insulin, but their body is unable to use it effectively.
Alzheimers is a progressive brain disease, meaning it gets worse over time.
It mainly affects people aged 65 and over, and changes the way people think, reason, and solve problems.
Heart Disease
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
Heart disease is the cause of 40% of deaths in the U.S.
Heart disease includes coronary artery disease, heart attack, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart diseases.
There are more than 100 types of cancer. Cancer can affect any part of the body.
Five common cancers in the U.S. include: Skin cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and pancreatic cancer.
Cancer can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or biological therapy.
Asthma is a lung disorder that causes airways to inflame and produce thick mucus causing difficulty in breathing.
Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed causing the body to lose control, also known as seizure.
Haemophilia is the inability to form blood clots, meaning the effect of a small wound could lead to fatality.
By: Dalton Bui, Aubrie Ellis, Jessica Mccauley, Selena Lizarde
Heart Disease
Birth defect
An unusual result that is present at birth and can be affected by your environment
Examples include: Nervous system or brain problems, Sensory problems, Metabolic disorders, Degenerative disorders
Risk factor
The likelihood of developing a disease or injury throughout your life. Some examples are underweight, high blood pressure, smoking, and something were not allowed to share.
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