What Is The Difference
Between Health And Disease

What Is The Difference between Health and Disease ?

At first sight, the answer to “What is a disease?” is straightforward. A disease is an abnormal condition that affects the body of an organism. Most of us feel we have an intuitive grasp of the idea, reaching mentally to images or memories of colds, cancer or tuberculosis. But a look through any medical dictionary soon shows that articulating a satisfactory definition of disease is surprisingly difficult. And it is not much help defining disease as the opposite of health, given that definitions of health are equally tricky. The World Health Organization's claim that health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.

"What Is Health?" Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living organism; the state of being free from illness or injury. "he was restored to health"

The term “health” is easily mistaken for “wellness” in the sense that many are still using these two non-synonymous words interchangeably. This comes as no surprise because the word “health” was defined in the past as simply the absence of disease, which is now very related to the present-day definition of wellness. Moreover, being healthy and being well (two different adjectives) are accepted as the same which add to the confusion.

As mentioned, “health” was previously defined as “the mere absence of disease physically.” Later on, its definition was further expanded to include the good mental status of the individual. So in order for one to be considered healthy, he or she must both be sound in body and mind not just either one.

Just for the record....my answer to the question

"What Is The Difference Between HEALTH and DISEASE ?"

My answer is this:

The difference is How Many Cells in your body are "FUNCTIONING" well in my body and how many are not functioning well.

You are, therefore, asked to take some kind of action.

Healthy Cells = Heathly Body

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