"Heridity is the passing of traits to offspring from its parents or ancestors."
Affected Systems: Circulatory, Muscular and Skeletal. (10%)
"Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander."
Affected Systems: Immune (20%) and Respiratory (15%).
"Malnutrition is the condition that results from eating a diet in which certain nutrients are lacking, in excess (too high in intake), or in the wrong proportions."
Affected Systems: Digestive, Renal and Skeletal. (10%)
"Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid tan you take in, and your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions."
Affected Systems: Muscular (20%) and Renal (15%).
"A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity. A person who lives a sedentary lifestyle may be known as a couch potato."
Affected Systems: Circulatory, Muscular and Skeletal. (10%)
"Someone who is addicted to junk food."
Affected Systems: Digestive (20%) and Renal (15%).
"Overweight is generally defined as having more body fat tan is optimally healthy."
Affected Systems: Circulatory and Immune. (10%)
"Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems."
Affected Systems: Circulatory (15%), Digestive and Muscular. (10%)
"Morbid obesity is a serious health condition that can interfere with basic physical functions such as breathing or walking."
Affected Systems: Circulatory (25%), Muscular and Respiratory. (20%)
"A person who is over 60 years old."
Affected Systems: All systems affected. (10%)
"A workaholic is a person who is addicted to work."
Affected Systems: Nervous. (20%)
"Smoking is the greatest and most preventable cause of illness and death. Smoke contains carcinogenic products which poison your body and cause genetic mutations."
Affected Systems: Circulatory (10%) and Respiratory (25%).
"Alcoholism is a chronic and often progressive disease that includes problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems."
Affected Systems: Digestive and Renal. (20%)
"Drug addiction can cause serious long-term consequences, including problems with physical and mental health, relationships, employment and the law."
Affected Systems: Circulatory (20%) and Nervous (50%).
"High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease."
"When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries."
"Angina is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Angina is typically described as squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in your chest."
"A brain aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain. It often looks like a berry hanging on a steam. A brain aneurysm can leak or rupture, causing bleeding into the brain (stroke)."
"Heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) occur when the electrical impulses in your heart that coordinate your heartbeats don't work properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly."
"A heart attack usually occurs when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood through a coronary artery- a blood vessel that feeds blood to a part of the heart muscle."
"A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die."
"Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system- your nose, throat and lungs."
"Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic."
"Technically, the term swine flu refers to influenza in pigs. Ocassionally, pigs transmit influenza viruses to people, mainly to hog farm workers and veterinarians."
"Emphysema occurs when the air sacs in your lungs are gradually destroyed, making you progressively more short of breath. Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema."
"Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus, causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills and difficulty breathing."
"A pneumothorax is a collapsed lung. Pneumothorax occurs when air leaks into the space between your lungs and chest Wall. This air pushes on the outside of your lung and makes it collapse."
"Lung cáncer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. Your lungs are two spongy organs in your chest that take in oxygen when you inhale and reléase carbon dioxide when you exhale."
"Chronic constipation is infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools that persists for several weeks or longer."
"Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever."
"Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in your anus and lower rectum."
"Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and even malnutrition."
"Salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract."
"Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation."
"Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver caused by many forms of liver diseases and conditions, such as hepatitis and chronic alcohol abuse."
"Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system."
"Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work."
"Chronic stress is the response to emotional pressure suffered for a prolonged period of time. Stress symptoms includes anxiety, depression, digestive problems, heart disease and many more."
"The term "nervous breakdown" is sometimes used to describe a stressful situation in which someone becomes temporally unable to function normally in day-to-day life."
"Dementia is an uncommon disorder that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain - the áreas generally associated with personality, behavior and language."
"Job burnout is a special type of job stress - a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work."
"Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which the nerve cell activity in your brain is disturbed, causing a seizure during which you experience abnormal behavior, symptoms and sensations, including loss of consciousness."
"A lack of blood flow to the brain can cause you to become paralyzed on one side of your body, or lose control of certain muscles, such as those on one side of your face or one arm. This can cause difficulty with several daily activities, including walking, eating and dressing."
"Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Major depression affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems."
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