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Information about health awareness

Published on January 18, 2011

Author: siv_pat007


Health Awareness : Health Awareness Know about ourself & create awareness among others Health : Health Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity Definition by WHO The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain Health & Economic Growth : Health & Economic Growth Health & Economic growth are inter-related Humans are mortals and prone to diseases for which healthcare is essential Healthier person works hard and economy grows Unhealthy workforce leads to stalling of economic growth Contribution of funds towards healthcare : Contribution of funds towards healthcare Developed countries contribute 8-10% from their GDP Key areas to be discussed : Key areas to be discussed Nutrition : Nutrition Nutrition is an input and a foundation for health and development Healthy food and diet makes body fit and immune to diseases Freedom from hunger and malnutrition is a human right Food Chart : Food Chart Problems of Modern lifestyle : Problems of Modern lifestyle Emerging modern lifestyle increases the imbalanced dietary and malnutrition More number of people are taking processed foods or smoke foods which cause: Cardiovascular disease (heart related) Cancer Diabetes & etc., Diseases in Children : Diseases in Children Slide 10: Diabetes Diabetes : Diabetes It is a chronic disease Occurs when pancreas are not able to produce enough insulin Leads to increase of glucose in blood Some stats on Diabetes : Some stats on Diabetes More than 220 million people worldwide have diabetes. In 2005, an estimated 1.1 million people died from diabetes. Almost 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. Almost half of diabetes deaths occur in people under the age of 70 years; 55% of diabetes deaths are in women. WHO projects that diabetes deaths will double between 2005 and 2030. Some Consequences : Some Consequences Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. 50% of people with diabetes die of cardiovascular disease Combined with reduced blood flow, neuropathy in the feet increases the chance of foot ulcers and eventual limb amputation. Some Consequences : Some Consequences Diabetic retinopathy is an important cause of blindness, and occurs as a result of long-term damage to the small blood vessels in the retina Diabetes is among the leading causes of kidney failure. 10-20% of people with diabetes die of kidney failure The overall risk of dying among people with diabetes is at least double the risk of their peers without diabetes Controlling Diabetes : Controlling Diabetes Healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes At least 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity activity on most days More activity is required for weight control Controlling Diabetes : Controlling Diabetes Eat a healthy diet of between three and five servings of fruit and vegetables a day and reduce sugar and saturated fats intake Avoiding tobacco use Slide 17: Disabilities Disability : Disability WHO defines Disability as "Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. A disability may occur during a person's lifetime or may be present from birth. Issues related to Disability : Issues related to Disability Developed countries developed a separate department for people with disabilities Developing countries having not much funds to develop these programs In some countries the perception of disabled varies Disability – types : Disability – types Disability Physical disabilities Sensory disorders Developmental disabilities Psychiatric/ Mental disabilities Functions affected by disability : Functions affected by disability The main functions affected are Learning and applying knowledge General tasks and demands Communication Mobility Self-care Domestic life Interpersonal interactions and relationships Major life areas Community, social and civic life Physical Disabilities : Physical Disabilities It is an inability or limitation in performing certain actions like walking, writing, etc These includes Locomotive disability Polio affected people Growth problems Others Problems of Physical disabilities : Problems of Physical disabilities The recognition for the disabled is not upto the mark in developing and under-developed countries Facilities are not made available due to poor infrastructural accessories People with disabilities needs more human support They are not treated as the normal people and so their are suppressed Facilities for physically disabled : Facilities for physically disabled Wheel chair access Cars Sophisticated Rest-Room Wheel chair access Buses Before a shopping complex Modulated Car Sensory Disabilities : Sensory Disabilities A sensory disability is blindness, deafness, or a severe vision or hearing impairment Cause for visual impairment Effects of hereditary genes Infection in nerves of eye Vitamin imbalance (e.g.: glaucoma) Problems faced by visually impaired : Problems faced by visually impaired Need physical equipment support like lens Support from others for writing exams, crossing road Managing time for completing a task in competence with public Facilities for visually impaired : Facilities for visually impaired Visually impaired using computer visually impaired Cricket Cerebral Palsy : Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is a "non-progressive" but changing disorder of movement and/or posture, due to an insult to or anomaly of the developing brain Types of Cerebral Palsy : Types of Cerebral Palsy Limb Disorder Movement Disorder Combined Disorder Quadriplegia Monoplegia Triplegia Hemiplegia Diplegia Ataxic CP Athetoid CP Spastic CP spastic diplegia Causes for CP : Causes for CP Multiple births (e.g. twins, triplets) Rh or A-B-O blood type incompatibility between mother and infant  German measles during pregnancy caesarian or breech delivery , Premature delivery effects of anesthetics, analgesics Problems of CP : Problems of CP Muscle tightness or spasms  Involuntary movement  Difficulty with "gross motor skills" such as walking or running  Difficulty with "fine motor skills" such as writing or doing up buttons  Difficulty in perception and sensation Slide 32: Cerebral Palsy Visual disabilities Physical Disabilities Mental Disabilities Slide 33: Disability rates growing Slide 34: Our Contributions Contributions : Contributions Treating the disabled as equal to us To educate about facilities available to the disabled Helping physically handicapped by providing employment opportunities To make facilities available in Indian hospitals educational institutions etc., Slide 36: Some Everlasting Inspirations Slide 39: Thank You! T. Umapathy Sivam 2nd MIB Department of International Business P.S.G college of arts & science Coimbatore E-mail:

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