There are many prevalent long-term diseases present not just in the United States, but throughout the world. Some of the most prevalent are coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. These diseases can have profound effects on the body, both long-term and short-term.
Select one of the diseases to study
- coronary heart disease
- type 2 diabetes
- In two or three paragraphs, investigate and discuss the following:
- Over time, what damage or complications can this disease have on the body?
- What additional diseases can develop from this disease?
- Based on your health psychology studies so far, do you think this disease and its resulting complications can be avoided/reduced in severity? Explain.