Flashcards in Unit 4.2 Coronary heart disease, health issues, lifestyle and cancer Deck (48)
The state of physical and mental well being - what is being described?
Diseases can be communicable or...
Communicable diseases are disease that
Communicable diseases are caused by
bacteria, virus and fungi
Communicable diseases are contagious or infectious what does this mean?
you can catch it/it can spread
Diseases that cannot spread from person to person are described as
non communicable diseases
non communicable diseases are caused by a pathogen? true or false?
A disease causing microbe
A person with weakened immune system is vulnerable to
infection (a communicable disease)
Hepatitis virus can cause
HPV infection can cause
Individuals suffering from physical healthy problems are at risk of
Factors that can affect a persons health?
what is a risk factor for disease?
something that increases your chances of getting the disease
Risk factors guarantee you will get the disease - True or false?
Risk factors for heart disease
In developed counteries non-communicable diseases are more common - why?
higher income - buy high fat food
In deprived areas what issues are there concerning health?
more likely to smoke
Smoking has been proven to cause which diseases?
cardiovascular, lung, lung cancer
Obesity has been directly linked to which disease?
type 2 diabetes
A diabetic struggles to control what in their body?
What hormone is released to control glucose levels?
Is it safe to smoke and drink during pregnancy?
Exposure to radiation can increase the risk of developing...
chemicals which increase the risk of cancer are known as...?
Does a correlation between a risk factor and a disease PROVE it causes the disease?
NO - its just a correlation!!
How would a scientist PROVE a risk factor causes disease?
carry out experiments
Is it cheap or expensive to treat non communicable diseases?
Uncontrolled cell growth is known as....?