HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Patricia López Álvarez 6º A


HEALTH: IS A STATE OF PHYSICAL AND
MENTAL WELL_BEING. When we are
healthy,we feel well.

HEALTHY HABITS:
 We must slee...
Eat a balanced diet.
Eat five meals a day and
 always eat breakfast

Wash our hands before meals and have a shower every
day
Breathe fresh air and avoid places with smoke.
ILLNESS is the opposite of health.We feel tired and our
bodies do not work properly.
SIMPTOMS ,like
coughs,pain or fever,tell us
that our bodies are ill.
TYPES OF ILLNESS.

IILLNESS CAN BE .
NON –INFECTIOUS
INFECTIOUS
Non infectious illness have different causes.Injuries or poor diet can make
us ill.
Infectious illness are caused by harmf...
BACTERIA
 Bacteria are unicellular micro-organisms.
 .There are two types of bacteria:
 -Beneficial bacteria,like the o...
BACTERIAL MENINGITIS
AFFECTED AREA.: NERVOUS SYSTEM
AFFECTED AREA: DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.

SALMONELLOSIS
SALMONELLOSIS
BRONCHITIS.
AFFECTED AREA: BRONCHI IN THE RESPIRATORY
SYSTEM.
OTHER MICRO-ORGANISMS
There are other micro-organisms that can
cause illnesses.They can be :
 UNICELLULAR
 MULTICELLULAR...
TYPE:Unicellular microorganism.
Illness caused:damages
the skin.
Symptoms: eczema.

CANDIDA (YEAST)
TYPE.Unicellular microorganism.
Illness caused: intestinal
illness.
Symptoms: diarrhoea and
fever,

AMOEBAE
TYPE. Unicellular microorganism.
Illness caused :malaria.
Symptoms :periodic ,high
fevers.

PLASMODIA
TYPE:MuIticellular microorganism.
Illness caused:athlete’s
foot.
Symptoms:dry skin

FUNGI
VIRUSES
A virus is not a micro-organism.It causes
infectious illnesses.
 It is not a living thing but it needs cells to
c...
PREVENTING AND TREATING INFECTIOUS
ILLNESSES
Pathogenic micro-organisms can enter our
bodies in differet ways:
 _ Through the respiratory system,when we
cough



_ Through the digestive system,when we eat
contaminated food.


_ Through wounds and cuts in the skin.
HOW CAN WE PREVENT INFECTIONS ?

IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE HYGIENIC


_ Disinfect wounds.


_ Wash your hands before eating or handling
food.


_ Wash uncooked food.


_ Cover your mouth when you cough or
sneeze.


_ Do not share eating utensils
VACCINES
Vaccines can prevent some illnesses caused
by viruses or bacteria.
 Vaccines introduce into our bodies the
micro...
HOW DO WE TREAT INFECTIONS ?


When viruses or micro_organisms enter our
bodies and cause an infection ,doctors
prescribe...
INFECTIONS CAUSED BY BACTERIA ARE
TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS.
INFECTIONS CAUSED BY FUNGI ARE TREATED
WITH ANTI-FUNGAL MEDICINES
INFECTIONS CAUSED BY VIRUSES ARE ONLY
TREATED WITH MEDICINES THAT HELP TO
REDUCE SYMPTOMS. DOCTORS CAN ALSO
PREVENT THESE ...
FIRST AID KIT
It is important to have a first aid kit at home
to treat minor injuries.
 It should include the following i...
THERMOMETER
STERILE GAUZE
BANDAGES
CLOTH ADHESIVE TAPE
DISPONSABLE GLOVES
ANTISEPTIC
COTTON WOOL
CREAMS FOR INSECT BITES AND BURNS
TWEEZERS
ROUND TIP SCISSORS
ALCOHOL
PLASTERS
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
T

THE
END
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  1. 1. HEALTH AND ILLNESS Patricia López Álvarez 6º A
  2. 2.  HEALTH: IS A STATE OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELL_BEING. When we are healthy,we feel well. HEALTHY HABITS:  We must sleep 8 or 9 hours every night and rest when we are tired. 
  3. 3. Eat a balanced diet. Eat five meals a day and  always eat breakfast 
  4. 4. Wash our hands before meals and have a shower every day
  5. 5. Breathe fresh air and avoid places with smoke.
  6. 6. ILLNESS is the opposite of health.We feel tired and our bodies do not work properly.
  7. 7. SIMPTOMS ,like coughs,pain or fever,tell us that our bodies are ill.
  8. 8. TYPES OF ILLNESS. IILLNESS CAN BE . NON –INFECTIOUS INFECTIOUS
  9. 9. Non infectious illness have different causes.Injuries or poor diet can make us ill. Infectious illness are caused by harmful bacteria or viruses. An illness is contagious when an ill person transmits the illness to a healthy one. Flu and meassles are contagious illnesses. Tetanus and salmonellosis are non-contagious illnesses.
  10. 10. BACTERIA  Bacteria are unicellular micro-organisms.  .There are two types of bacteria:  -Beneficial bacteria,like the one used in making yoghurt.  -Harmful bacteria that can cause illnesses.  These bacteria are called pathogenic bacteria 
  11. 11. BACTERIAL MENINGITIS AFFECTED AREA.: NERVOUS SYSTEM
  12. 12. AFFECTED AREA: DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. SALMONELLOSIS SALMONELLOSIS
  13. 13. BRONCHITIS. AFFECTED AREA: BRONCHI IN THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
  14. 14. OTHER MICRO-ORGANISMS There are other micro-organisms that can cause illnesses.They can be :  UNICELLULAR  MULTICELLULAR 
  15. 15. TYPE:Unicellular microorganism. Illness caused:damages the skin. Symptoms: eczema. CANDIDA (YEAST)
  16. 16. TYPE.Unicellular microorganism. Illness caused: intestinal illness. Symptoms: diarrhoea and fever, AMOEBAE
  17. 17. TYPE. Unicellular microorganism. Illness caused :malaria. Symptoms :periodic ,high fevers. PLASMODIA
  18. 18. TYPE:MuIticellular microorganism. Illness caused:athlete’s foot. Symptoms:dry skin FUNGI
  19. 19. VIRUSES A virus is not a micro-organism.It causes infectious illnesses.  It is not a living thing but it needs cells to carry out its life processes.  Viruses cause many illnesses such as flu,measles ,herpes and AIDS. 
  20. 20. PREVENTING AND TREATING INFECTIOUS ILLNESSES
  21. 21. Pathogenic micro-organisms can enter our bodies in differet ways:  _ Through the respiratory system,when we cough 
  22. 22.  _ Through the digestive system,when we eat contaminated food.
  23. 23.  _ Through wounds and cuts in the skin.
  24. 24. HOW CAN WE PREVENT INFECTIONS ? IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE HYGIENIC
  25. 25.  _ Disinfect wounds.
  26. 26.  _ Wash your hands before eating or handling food.
  27. 27.  _ Wash uncooked food.
  28. 28.  _ Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  29. 29.  _ Do not share eating utensils
  30. 30. VACCINES Vaccines can prevent some illnesses caused by viruses or bacteria.  Vaccines introduce into our bodies the micro_organism or virus that is making us ill.  .The body reacts to the virus and produces substances to destroy it.  If the micro_organism or virus returns, our body will recognise it and fight against it. 
  31. 31. HOW DO WE TREAT INFECTIONS ?  When viruses or micro_organisms enter our bodies and cause an infection ,doctors prescribe different treatments:
  32. 32. INFECTIONS CAUSED BY BACTERIA ARE TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS.
  33. 33. INFECTIONS CAUSED BY FUNGI ARE TREATED WITH ANTI-FUNGAL MEDICINES
  34. 34. INFECTIONS CAUSED BY VIRUSES ARE ONLY TREATED WITH MEDICINES THAT HELP TO REDUCE SYMPTOMS. DOCTORS CAN ALSO PREVENT THESE INFECTIONS WITH VACCINES.
  35. 35. FIRST AID KIT It is important to have a first aid kit at home to treat minor injuries.  It should include the following items: 
  36. 36. THERMOMETER
  37. 37. STERILE GAUZE
  38. 38. BANDAGES
  39. 39. CLOTH ADHESIVE TAPE
  40. 40. DISPONSABLE GLOVES
  41. 41. ANTISEPTIC
  42. 42. COTTON WOOL
  43. 43. CREAMS FOR INSECT BITES AND BURNS
  44. 44. TWEEZERS
  45. 45. ROUND TIP SCISSORS
  46. 46. ALCOHOL
  47. 47. PLASTERS
  48. 48. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
  49. 49. T THE END

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