4 edition of Health and Disease found in the catalog.
February 1995 by Open University Press .
Written in English
|Contributions||Clive Seale (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||436|
Sisti eds. The difficulty comes from the fact that there is widespread agreement that our thinking about disease pays attention to both human values and biological phenomena, and it is not always easy to Health and Disease book how a theorist explains the interactions of these factors, nor whether a given analysis is descriptive or prescriptive. A revisionist thinks that our existing concepts should be amended in the light of what inquiry uncovers. Cholesterol screening usually starts at age 20, though earlier testing may be recommended if you have other risk factors, such as a family history of early-onset heart disease. They nearly always die by seventeen, far gone in senescence. Hesslow, G.
Advocates of a thoroughgoing evolutionary approach to medicine such as Gluckman, Beedle and Hanson can be read as providing a framework within which we can make sense of a number of processes that Health and Disease book an effect on health and disease, but not as offering analyses of health and disease that are tied to fitness. Unless Alzheimer's can be effectively treated or prevented, the number of people with it will increase significantly if current population trends continue. By drawing from both historical and contemporary sources, Morabia provides the reader with the tools to differentiate health beliefs from health knowledge. Several types of fungi commonly inhibit the skin, hair follicle or nail. They have a home in both scientific theories and everyday thought. For constructivists, the big problem is to say why we judge some human phenomena to be symptoms of disease whereas others are taken as evidence that someone is criminal or ugly or possessed by demons or something else we do not admire.
Hormonal factors in heart disease In aging males a lack of testosterone has been associated with a high risk for developing heart disease. If you feel like you've been getting enough sleep but you're still tired Health and Disease book the day, ask your doctor if you need to be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can increase your risk of heart disease. If that can be done, then malfunction can be understood as a failure of the system to function as it is naturally supposed to. Disease is failure to function according to a species design, in which functional efficiency is either degraded below the typical level or limited by environmental agents,; Estimates vary, but experts suggest that as many as 5. Complications Memory and language loss, impaired judgment, and other cognitive changes caused by Alzheimer's can complicate treatment for other health conditions.
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What are the Health and Disease book causal antecedents? Adults generally have their cholesterol measured at least once every four to six years.
This model takes the presence of elevated risk, for example as indicated by high blood pressure, to be a disease even in the absence of overt symptoms or a clearly destructive pathological process.
Although there is a thriving body of work that tries to analyse the concept of disease — as we'll see Health and Disease book a moment — other theorists dispute the prospects for a successful analysis of the concept of disease.
We also distinguish, based on our common sense understanding of human biology, between pathological and non-pathological versions of the same outward phenomena. Nor can we always discover some other abnormality, such as the elevated levels of helicobacter pylori bacteria that have been found to be causally implicated in stomach ulcers discussed in detail by Thagard Values Health and Disease book people from getting the science right, but homosexuality Health and Disease book correctly understood, and no longer seen as a disease, when the science was done in a properly disinterested way.
Some protists require an animal intermediate, such as a mosquito, to enter the body Sometimes protists enter the body through the digestive tract from contaminated food or water. Morabia endeavors to persuade general readers and people in other disciplines to think as epidemiologists do and reminds his colleagues of the challenge, significance, and beauty of doing epidemiology.
Health and disease, like many other concepts, are neither purely scientific nor exclusively a part of common sense. Some toxins, like ricin, are lethal in very small quantities; just one milligram of ricin will kill a healthy adult human. And Horwitz and Wakefield have suggested that depression has been severely overdiagnosed by recent generations of American psychiatrists, leading to the pathologizing of ordinary sadness.
The cause can be physical or mental, p. Diseases are broadly categorized as resulting from pathogens i. They may accept that diagnoses of ill-health involve objective facts that people appeal to, or presume that they can appeal to, when they say that somebody is sick.
But it is one thing to take intuitions as a starting point, and another to say that they are hegemonic. So, with erectile dysfunction, which often is due to testosterone deficiency it is as important to look after his heart function as well as the erectile dysfunction.
That both medical practice and lay thought shape disease concepts is undeniable. Snow, J. It took until the s for the US federal government to develop a diet-related public policy designed to equip Americans with the tools to change to a healthier diet.
Rather, constructivists assert that to call a condition a disease is to make a judgment that someone in that condition is undergoing a specific kind of harm that we explain in terms of bodily processes. For constructivists, the big problem is to say why we judge some human phenomena to be symptoms of disease whereas others are taken as evidence that someone is criminal or ugly or possessed by demons or something else we do not admire.
Discussion Starters How might the way we nourish our bodies affect planetary health? Canguilhem, G. But not all diagnoses can be tied to a break between normal and abnormal functioning of an underlying mechanism, such as a failure of the kidneys to conserve electrolytes. This type of immunity to a disease is long term, explaining why some diseases are contracted once in a lifetime.
However, they do not define disease in terms of fitness-lowering: they note rather that an evolutionary perspective can make us sensitive to hitherto neglected causes of pathology and also sensitive to over-hasty judgments of pathology in cases where the condition is normal among populations with a given evolutionary trajectory.Official U.S.
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