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Cholesterol (03:25)

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Cholesterol is a lipid or fat that is made in the liver from fatty foods. Cholesterol is carried in the blood; we all need it to keep alive. Too much cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream can be dangerous. Computer graphics show the progression of high cholesterol and the effects of the condition. Learn lifestyle strategies to avoid high cholesterol.

Diabetes (03:40)

A chronic disease, diabetes kills up to 3 million people per year. We learn about the types of diabetes, what body organs are associated with the disease, risk factors, related problems, symptoms of the disease, treatment, and lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Computer graphics enhance the learning experience.

Obesity (03:18)

An unhealthy amount of body fat is the cause of obesity. This fat is measured by the body mass index or BMI. We learn which lifestyle habits contribute to obesity and how to prevent obesity. Obesity is linked to other serious and fatal health conditions.

High Blood Pressure (03:37)

Hypertension is often called "the silent killer." This disease often runs in families and in some ethnic groups. We learn about lifestyle habits that contribute to high blood pressure. Symptoms are often invisible or ignored by victims. Heart failure, strokes, and liver and kidney failure can result from untreated hypertension. Treatment and preventative techniques are included.

Malnutrition (04:05)

Malnutrition is a general term for a medical condition caused by an inadequate diet. Learn about conditions that cause malnutrition, demographic groups that are more susceptible, other health conditions are related to malnutrition, what its signs and symptoms are, treatment, and preventative measures.

Cholera (03:36)

Cholera is a preventable disease that disturbs intestinal balance and can cause severe diarrhea and dehydration. We learn the causes of cholera, how it spreads, signs and symptoms of the disease, its progression, and treatment. Preventative strategies can help people avoid contracting the disease.

Gastroenteritis (04:01)

Gastroenteritis is a condition that causes irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines. It is a global killer that is nevertheless easy to diagnose and treat. Learn the causes of gastroenteritis, its transmission, symptoms, treatment, at-home care, and medication. Preventative measures to avoid the disease are included.

Credits: A Healthy You Video Clip Collection: Heart and Gastric-Related Health (00:28)

Credits: A Healthy You Video Clip Collection: Heart and Gastric-Related Health

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What is the human body’s most important system? Answer: they’re all equally important, but when we take special care of our cardiovascular and digestive health, we have a good chance at a long, relatively disease-free life. This collection of seven video clips covers many of the basic concerns and illnesses related to heart and gastric health. Each clip averages four minutes in length.

 

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Cholesterol: The heart is the engine of the body, and one important factor in keeping it healthy is cholesterol control. Cholesterol is a lipid or fat that is made in the liver from fatty foods. Cholesterol is carried in the blood, and we all need it to keep healthy—but on the other hand, too much cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream can be dangerous.

Diabetes: Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people. Normally a hormone called insulin, which is made by the pancreas, takes glucose or sugar from the bloodstream to the various cells of the body. Diabetes occurs when the level of glucose in the blood becomes too high.

Obesity: Numerous social factors, from technology to entertainment, have all helped to create an obese society. Obesity means an unhealthy amount of body fat and is measured using the body mass index, or BMI, calculated by using weight and height. A BMI higher than 30 is classified as obese.

High Blood Pressure: One of the consequences of modern lifestyle is the “silent killer”—high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood through the body. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.

Malnutrition: Malnutrition is not only prevalent in developing countries or during famine. It is vital that everyone, especially children, maintain a good balanced diet, but every society struggles with this very serious problem.

Cholera: Our small intestines absorb all the nutrients we ingest. Diseases like cholera disturb the intestinal balance and can cause severe diarrhea and dehydration. The good news is that cholera is preventable.

Gastroenteritis: In some instances the food and water we consume may be contaminated and lead to gastroenteritis—a condition that causes irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines, resulting in acute diarrhea and severe dehydration—which may be fatal.

 

(27 minutes)

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL51783

Copyright date: ©2010

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