JOURNAL #27 12/17/07. Do you have a history of disease in your family? If so, name and define the diseases present in your family. If you do not have a history of disease in your family, name and define 2 examples of noncommunicable diseases. Non-Communicable Diseases. Health 10
Do you have a history of disease in your family? If so, name and define the diseases present in your family.
If you do not have a history of disease in your family, name and define 2 examples of noncommunicable diseases.
December 17, 2007
Examples: Polluted air, cigarette smoke, alcohol, unhealthful foods, and toxic fumes.
on the artery walls
is called atherosclerosis.
In the U.S. the 2nd leading cause of
death is cancer. Cancer is the name
given to the many diseases caused by
rapid, uncontrolled growth and spread
of abnormal cells. Cancer cells often
form a mass of tissue called a malignant tumor.
The spread of cancer from where it first develops to other parts of
the body is called metastasis. Treatments for cancer include
radiation therapy, shrinking of the tumor; chemotherapy,
drug therapy to fight cell production, and/or surgery,
removal of the tumor (when possible).
** Fatigue and unexplained weight loss may be other symptoms.
A stroke occurs when the bloodsupply to a part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced and brain tissue is deprived of oxygen and nutrients. Stroke can also occur as a result of cerebral hemorrhage, where a blood vessel in the brain bursts, causing blood to spread into surrounding brain tissue.
Facial weakness - can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye(s) drooped?Arm weakness - can the person raise both arms?Speech difficulty - can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?Time to act fast - seek medical attention immediately
Diabetes is a disease in which the body's production and
use of insulin is impaired, causing sugar to build up in
the bloodstream. Diabetes affects the way body cells
convert food into energy.
Types of Diabetes
produce insulin, and glucose
builds up in the blood, starving cells of the energy they need. Patients need dailydoses of insulin.
In an asthma attack, the muscles of the bronchial walls tighten and produce extra mucus. The respiratory passages narrow.
** Note: The more relatives you include the better idea you will have of what medical conditions you may be at risk of developing.
** IF you don’t know something, write “unknown”.