What are common lifestyle diseases?
Some of the common diseases encountered because of occupational lifestyle are Alzheimer's disease, arteriosclerosis, cancer, chronic liver disease/cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, nephritis/CRF, and stroke.
Lifestyle diseases include atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke; obesity and type 2 diabetes; and diseases associated with smoking and alcohol and drug abuse. Regular physical activity helps prevent obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, and premature mortality.
- Heart failure signs and symptoms may include: Shortness of breath (dyspnea) when you exert yourself or when you lie down. Fatigue and weakness. Swelling (edema) in your legs, ankles and feet.
- Glucose - this test measures the level of sugar in the blood. Liver and thyroid function - these tests measure liver function and the thyroid function. Troponin blood test - troponin is a protein which is released into the blood stream when the heart muscle is damaged.
- Besides blood tests and a chest X-ray, tests to diagnose heart disease can include:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG).
- Holter monitoring.
- Stress test.
- Cardiac catheterization.
- Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan.
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
What are the seven healthy habits?
- No smoking.
- Stay physically active.
- Eat a healthful diet.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Keep your cholesterol under control.
- Keep your blood pressure at good levels.
- Keep your blood sugar in check.
- HIPAA: Acronym that stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a US law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers.
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 contains the following three major provisions: Portability. Medicaid Integrity Program/Fraud and Abuse. Administrative Simplification.
- It was mentioned in the introduction that HIPAA is concerned with three basic issues. Although each of these issues – privacy, security, and administrative simplification – will be covered separately, don't forget that they are interdependent and are designed to work together to protect patient confidentiality.
Updated: 3rd December 2019