To some extent they are the same, because if the conditions that are essential for good health are maintained, then automatically the chances of getting a disease will be minimized. But at the same time, we can say that they are different because being health or good health means physical, mental and social well-being while being disease-free means not suffering from a particular disease.
Immunizationis defined as protection of the body from communicable diseases by administration of some agent that mimics the microbe.
List any three reasons why you would think that you are sick and ought to see a doctor. If only one of these symptoms were present, would you still go to the doctor? Why or why not?
Common symptoms which indicate sickness are:
If only one of these symptoms is present, we usually do not visit a doctor. This is because such symptoms do not have much effect on our general health and ability to work. However, if a person is experiencing these symptoms for quite sometime, then he needs to visit a doctor for proper treatment.
How many times did you fall ill in the last one year? What were the illnesses?
(a) Think of one change you could make in your habits in order to avoid any of /most of the above illnesses.
(b) Think of one change you would wish for in your surroundings in order to avoid any of/most of the above illnesses.
This varies from person to person. Some people fall ill several times in a year, while others do not fall ill at all. A person's immune system and hygiene-related habits play a major role in determining the person's health.
When the functioning or the appearance of one or more systems of the body will change for the worse, it gives certain abnormal signs of the disease. These visual changes in human beings are called symptoms. Symptoms give indication of the presence of a particular disease.
Example (i) Lesions on the skin are the symptoms of chickenpox.
Example (ii) Cough is the symptom of lung infection.
Conduct a survey in your neighbourhood to find out what the three most common diseases are. Suggest three steps that could be taken by your local authorities to bring down the incidence of these diseases.
Three most common diseases are:
Steps to be taken to bring down the incidence of these diseases are:
(i) Proper disposal of sewage.
(ii) Ensuring supply of safe drinking water.
(iii) Providing a clean environment and preventing mosquitoes from breeding.