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• In general, both disease and illness are used to refer to the same concept of ailment or sickness. • It is the organ of a person that is afflicted by a disease. On the other hand, illness is something that a person has.What is the difference between a disease and a disorder?
There is a wide gap of measures between a disease and a disorder. The main difference between a disease and a disorder is that a disease is most often than not caused by factors such as viruses and bacteria while a disorder is due to abnormalities mostly being intrinsic like birth defects and genetic malfunction.What illnesses are not contagious?
What are the most common noncommunicable diseases?Cardiovascular disease. These conditions increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. ...Cancer. Cancer affects people of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, genders, and ethnicities. ...Chronic respiratory disease. Chronic respiratory diseases are ailments affecting the airways and lung structures. ...Diabetes. ...Does disease and illness vary by social class?
“There is overwhelming evidence that standards of health, the incidence of ill health or morbidity and life expectancy vary according to social groups in our society especially to social class”. (Stretch, B, 2007, Pg361). One possible explanation is that higher social classes can afford to pay for private healthcare.