There are two types of diseases and conditions.
1. Transmissible diseases and conditions are ones that we “catch”.
We get transmissible diseases from:
other people – for example flu, measles or whooping cough
animals – for example malaria or bubonic plague
contaminated things we touch or eat – for example gastro-enteritis, legenella (Legionnaires’ Disease) or norovirus
2. Non-communicable diseases and conditions (NCD&Cs) are ones that we “get” – but don’t “catch”
WE HELP WITH THESE
So they’re things like
lower back, or other long-term pain
Type 2 diabetes
too much stress
and a feeling that we are flawed or not really worth much
IT’S JUST THAT CHANGING IS SO HARD.
Sometimes the reason we get NCD&Cs is because of the genes we inherited – for example Parkinson’s, Down’s Syndrome or genetic blood disorders such as sickle-cell disease.
Sometimes the reason we get NCD&Cs is because of our behaviour – we are doing something which is bad for us – or we are not doing something that is good for us.