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Diego Enriquez

Lifestyle Diseases Lifestyle Diseases Lifestyle diseases are caused by unhealthy behaviors and other factors. Some controlable risk factors are  Your diet and body weight  Daily levels of Physical activity  Sun exposure  Smoking and alcohol abuse. Some uncontrollable risk factors are

 Age  Gender’  Ethnicity

food choices and exercising regularly.

 Heredity You can lower your chances however by making healthier

Cardiovascular Disease By smoking, being over weight, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol can increase your

chances of getting cardiovascular disease. Four types of cardiovascular disease include  Stroke

 High blood pressure  Heart Attack  Athersclerosis

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Stroke is caused when a blood vessel in the head burst or clots. Symptoms of stroke are sudden numbness, trouble seeing, sudden dizziness, sudden head ache. High blood pressure is when the force of

Ways to treat cardiovascular disease include  Diet  Exercise  Medicine

the blood on the walls of a blood vessel is too high. Heart attack is when the heart loses blood flow. Victim feels a crushing pain in the chest. Atherosclerosis is when plaque builds up on the inside of

To lower your risk you can  Lower fat intake  Lower salt intake

 Transplants

 Keep a healthy weight

 Pacemakers

 Don’t smoke

 Surgery

blood vessels clogging blood flow. Ways to detect cardiovascular disease are  Blood pressure  Ultra sound

 Regular exercise  Relax  Watch numbers such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Cancer Cancer is a disease that causes uncontrolled cell growth. Causes include  Certain chemicals

 Some viruses

 Breast

 Radioactivity and ultraviolet radiation.

 Prostate

Some types of cancer include

 Colon  Skin

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Breast cancer is when cancerous tissue is in the breasts Prostate cancer is found in the male reproductive system Colon cancer is found in the colon. Skin cancer is found on the skin.

Ways to detect cancer include

 Not smoke

 Self-exams

 Protect your skin

 X rays

 Eat vegetabls


 Lower fat intake

 Blood and DNA tests To lower your risk you can

 Stay active  Regular checkups.

Diabetes Diabetes is the body’s inability to produce insulin. Insulin is hormone that causes cells to remove glucose from the blood stream. Type 1 diabetes is when the body attacks insulin

Ways to treat diabetes include  Keeping glucose levels normal  Diet

producing cells thus insulin production stops. Type 2 diabetes is when the body makes insulin, but the cells don’t use it, because they don’t use it glucose levels rise. Symptoms of

 Exercise To prevent diabetes you can  Maintain a healthy weight

diabetes include  Blindness  Kindey disease  Strokes If you experience any of these symptoms get an insulin test to see if you have diabetes.

 Exercise  Avoid tobacco products  Reduce stress levels.

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