Diseases

Genetics: Disease runs in family.

Lifestyle: Get from bad choices.

Environmental: Environment exposes you to these.

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Genetic Disease: Diabetes.

What is it: Body cant process blood sugar.

What causes it: Carried by family or body doesnt make insulin.

How is life impacted: Can no longer eat many sugary foods.

Treatable/curable: Can be treated with insulin injections.

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Lifestyle Disease: Smokers lung.

What is it: Lung is filled with tar making it hard to breathe.

What causes it: Smoking or being exposed to cigarette smoke.

How is life impacted: Much like asthma, makes exercise difficult.

Treatable/curable: Stop smoking or have surgery.

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Environmental Disease: Asthma.

What is it: Swelling of the throat or nose.

What causes it: Mostly allergens like pollen, dust, ect.

How is life impacted: Harder to do activities requiring physical exercise.

Treatable/curable: Inhalers that spray steroids down the throat reduce swelling.

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