Question 1 Define communicable diseases?
Question 2 Define non-communicable diseases?
Question 3 Distinguish between acute and chronic diseases?
Question 4 What are Congenital diseases?
Question 5 What are Acquired diseases?
Question 6 What are the causes of acquired disease?
Diseases and its causes
Types of Diseases
These last for only short period of time. These do not cause long term bad effect on human health.
For Example : Cold, cough, typhoid, cholera
In acute diseases, person get better and become well within a week or so, has no bad effect on our health, do not lose much weight, become short of breath, do not feel tired all the time, may not go to school just for few days.
These last for a long time even as much as a life time.
For Example : Tuberculosis, diabetes, arthritis, cancer etc.
In chronic disease it is difficult for us to follow what is taught in the school, drastic effects on people’s health, persistent feeling of tiredness, ill over the years causes weight loss.
1) Infectious or communicable
2) Non-infectious or non-communicable
These diseases are not caused by any infectious agent.
They are restricted only to those persons who are suffering from them.
They are caused from
1)lack of certain essential substances in our diet.
2)Uncontrolled growth of tissue in any part of body
5)Degeneration of tissue