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Health & Wellness Overview Flashcards

Health & Wellness Overview Flashcards
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Malignant Neoplasia
You can use this term to get technical when speaking about cancer.
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Arthritis
This health problem occurs when an individual suffers from swelling in their joints. This can be caused by an autoimmune disease, obesity and normal wear and tear.
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Obesity
A health problem characterized by having too much body fat. A man with a BMI of above 30 and a body fat percentage of more than 25% would be considered to have this problem.
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Internal Locus of Control
People with this kind of locus of control believe they are responsible for guiding their own lives. They will take steps to improve their health, such as eating healthy and exercising.
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External Locus of Control
Individuals who have this type of locus of control believe that factors they can't control will determine if they succeed or fail. They believe these factors control the events in their life.
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Locus of Control
A term used to describe the factors that people see as controlling their lives.
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Health Promotion
A process used by different levels of government to help people become more healthy.
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Lifestyle Choices
These are personal choices that you must consciously make in order to try to reduce your odds of experiencing a disease or injury, such as eating right and exercising to prevent heart disease.
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Physical Wellness
You work on this dimension of wellness when you eat healthy foods, exercise regularly and avoid unsafe activities.
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Emotional Wellness
A dimension of wellness characterized by understanding others, confidence, the ability to develop trust and healthy self-esteem.
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Intellectual Wellness
This dimension of wellness plays an important role in school and work. It deals with learning, thinking critically and demonstrating curiosity.
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Interpersonal Wellness
An aspect of wellness that involves having the skills to develop and maintain long-term relationships, along with good skills in communication.
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Wellness
A state that we reach when we're in the best possible physical and mental health.
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Health
You use this term to refer to an individual's general physical and mental condition.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Going over these flashcards can help you review physical, emotional intellectual and interpersonal wellness in addition to health. You can focus on the importance of health promotion and lifestyle choices to maintaining health. Common diseases and disorders such as hypertension, malignant neoplasia, arthritis, obesity, genetic disorders and diabetes will be covered by these cards. Additionally, you'll be able to go over what makes medical information credible.

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Health
You use this term to refer to an individual's general physical and mental condition.
Wellness
A state that we reach when we're in the best possible physical and mental health.
Interpersonal Wellness
An aspect of wellness that involves having the skills to develop and maintain long-term relationships, along with good skills in communication.
Intellectual Wellness
This dimension of wellness plays an important role in school and work. It deals with learning, thinking critically and demonstrating curiosity.
Emotional Wellness
A dimension of wellness characterized by understanding others, confidence, the ability to develop trust and healthy self-esteem.
Physical Wellness
You work on this dimension of wellness when you eat healthy foods, exercise regularly and avoid unsafe activities.
Lifestyle Choices
These are personal choices that you must consciously make in order to try to reduce your odds of experiencing a disease or injury, such as eating right and exercising to prevent heart disease.
Health Promotion
A process used by different levels of government to help people become more healthy.
Locus of Control
A term used to describe the factors that people see as controlling their lives.
External Locus of Control
Individuals who have this type of locus of control believe that factors they can't control will determine if they succeed or fail. They believe these factors control the events in their life.
Internal Locus of Control
People with this kind of locus of control believe they are responsible for guiding their own lives. They will take steps to improve their health, such as eating healthy and exercising.
Obesity
A health problem characterized by having too much body fat. A man with a BMI of above 30 and a body fat percentage of more than 25% would be considered to have this problem.
Arthritis
This health problem occurs when an individual suffers from swelling in their joints. This can be caused by an autoimmune disease, obesity and normal wear and tear.
Malignant Neoplasia
You can use this term to get technical when speaking about cancer.
Hypertension
Doctors use this term when referring to high blood pressure.
Credible Sources of Health Information
You can find these sources for information about health by looking for independently financed scientific studies that are double-blinded and controlled to ensure accuracy.
Double-Blinded Study
We use this term to refer to research studies that remove bias with specific scientific methods.
Demographic Health Factors
These factors affect the health of people based on certain statistics, such as age or economic level. If someone gets sick because he or she can't afford a vaccine, these factors are at play.
Type 1 Diabetes
Genetic factors and environmental issues can lead to the development of this kind of diabetes, which occurs due to a negative autoimmune response in a patient's body.
Type 2 Diabetes
Obesity or lifestyle choices that negatively impact a person's health may be responsible for causing this kind of diabetes.
Chromosome Disorders
A kind of genetic disorder that occurs if a chromosome experiences structural changes or if there are too few or too many genes on a chromosome. Down syndrome is an example.
Multifactorial Inheritance Disorders
These genetic disorders occur when environmental factors interact with genetic mutations and lead to disease.
Monogenetic Disorders
Individuals with this genetic disorder have a mutation that only impacts one gene.
Chronic Disease
This kind of disease affects people over a lengthy period of time. Examples could include emphysema or diabetes.
Acute Disease
Diseases of this type usually occur suddenly and don't last for a long period of time. They can have very severe effects. The flu or sinus infections could be examples of this kind of disease.
Tay-Sachs Disease
A type of genetic disorder that results in the destruction of neurons, leading to seizures, paralysis and even death.
Down Syndrome
This genetic disorder can lead to many problems, including mental disabilities. Individuals with this disorder may have an unusually short neck or a small head.
Sickle Cell Disease
A genetic blood disorder characterized by red blood cells with abnormal shapes.
Cystic Fibrosis
In patients with this genetic disorder, the secretions produced by the pancreas and lungs are sticky and thick instead of watery as they should be.

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