Non-infectious disease

Non-Infectious Disease

Non-infectious disease

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Non-infectious diseases (also called Non-communicable diseases ) are those diseases that are not caused by a pathogen and cannot be shared from one person to another. In contrast, transmissible diseases caused by pathogenic organisms are infectious diseases. There are many kinds of non-infectious diseases. Some examples of are cancer, asthma, and heart diseases.Non-infectious diseases may be caused by either the environment, nutritional deficiencies, lifestyle choices, or genetic inheritances. Unlike infectious diseases, non-infectious diseases are not communicable or contagious, although some kinds can be passed down genetically to the children of a carrier.

Historically, infectious diseases were the main cause of death in the world and, indeed, in some developing regions this may still be the case. With the development of antibiotics and vaccination programs, infectious disease is no longer the leading cause of death in the western world. Non-infectious disease is now responsible for the leading causes of death in both developed and some developing countries. Some medical conditions are not infectious in nature, but are also not normally classified with non-infectious diseases. These include some types of physiological malfunction, some mental illnesses, and some conditions that are not classically considered "diseases", such as substance abuse, ageing and obesity.


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