Purpose of this website:
To educate members of Second Baptist Church and community about health and wellness to insure their best quality of life.
Included in this website will be links to various diseases that are predominant in African American. An Exercise and Nutrition Page, and Resources available in this community will also be included on this website.
Why is this topic important?
This topic is important because members of the community should be well informed about this information in order for them to have a healthy lifestyle and be an asset to their community and church.
Diseases: It is important to discuss the following diseases because they are prevalent in the African American population.
|AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome)|
|AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is the final stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to the immune system.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
AIDS is the sixth leading cause of death among people ages 25 – 44 in the United States, down from number one in 1995. Millions of people around the world are living with HIV/AIDS, including many children under age 15. More…
Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Asthma is caused by inflammation in the airways. When an asthma attack occurs, the muscles surrounding the airways become tight and the lining of the air passages swells. This reduces the amount of air that can pass by.
In sensitive people, asthma symptoms can be triggered by breathing in allergy-causing substances (called allergens or triggers). More…
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|CORONARY HEART DISEASE|
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. CHD is also called coronary artery disease.Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women.
Coronary heart disease is caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries to your heart. This may also be called hardening of the arteries. More…