I define health as the nonappearances of disease and the body maintains homeostasis. When a person is in good health the mind, body, and well-being should be too. My ideas of health come from many sources for example my family, media, school, friends, and doctors as well. They all play a factor for me defining health the way I do. Especially in the media we see so many ads about getting healthy to live a longer life. Illness is a sense of not being normal and healthy. The deciding factors for my definition of illness are friends, books, media, teachers, and doctors.
First is anxiety I believe it can be consider an illness because it is pondered to be a mental illness. Anxiety is a “distress of uneasiness of the mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune”. The definition alone is the reason why I say it can be could an illness. People I believe with anxiety don’t feel normal and my definition of illness is not feeling normal and healthy.
Second is sadness it was kind of hard for me to decide whether it’s an illness or it’s not because sadness is emotion. Also if you’re sad you could have a perception of your not being healthy. So I say sadness can be considered to be an illness. Sadness is defended as being affected by unhappiness or grief. Sadness can affect your health cause some people might not eat when they are sad causing themselves to become sick.
Third is the Flu I believe it can be considered to be an illness. The Flu also known as influenza is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system. When you have the flu your body is not in the stage of health. The Flu I believe more in the disease category more than it is in the illness category.