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
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
Keep a healthy weight
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
Radioactivity and ultraviolet radiation.
Some types of cancer include
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
Protect your skin
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.