Types of Diseases
A Disease is a disturbed state of body or mind. The term 'Disease' itself means without ease or discomfort. The disease can be in any part of the body and due to malfunctioning of the body organ for some or the other reason. For time immemorial, man has tried to understand the nature and cause of diseases and has tried to cure them.
Types of Diseases:
- Congenital Disease
- Acquired Disease
These diseases are present at the time of birth. They could be due to genetic defect or due to malfunctioning of any organ or system. They are permanent and generally not curable.
The acquired diseases develop after Birth and can be broadly classified into two types.
- Communicable disease
- Noncommunicable disease
Communicable disease are those diseases that can be spread from diseased persons to a healthy person. They are transmitted from water, food, physical contact and insects.
Types of Communicable disease:
- Respiratory Tract Infection(Small Pox, Whooping cough,TB etc.)
- Intestinal Infection(Typhoid, Cholera, Food poisoning etc.)
- Zoonosis(Rabies, Yellow fever,Plague etc.)
- Surface Infection(Titanus, STD,AIDS etc.)