Posted by: Chelsea Hampton | April 24, 2013

Health & Wellness Trivia Answers

Here are the answers to last week’s trivia questions!

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1. What types of health issues fall under the category of heart disease?

According to information from the Mayo Clinic website, heart disease is a broad term used to describe a variety of conditions that affect the heart, such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart infections, and congenital defects.   

2. How many types of diabetes are there and what are the differences between them?

The two primary types of diabetes include Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is less common and occurs as a result of the immune system destroying cells in the pancreas, which leads to an inability to produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is much more common and can be the result of either progressive insulin resistance or an inability to produce enough insulin. While medication may be required to manage either type of diabetes, in many cases it is possible to manage Type 2 diabetes with proper diet and exercise. There are sub-types of diabetic conditions as well, such as gestational diabetes and pre-diabetes.

3. What numbers designate high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition and is typically identified as a reading of 140/90 and higher. Visit a healthcare professional to obtain an accurate blood pressure screening and consultation.

4. What month is designated as Arthritis Awareness Month? May is designated as Arthritis Awareness Month.

Information obtained and adapted from the following sources:

– Mayo Clinic. Health Information: Heart disease. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/DS01120.

– Mayo Clinic. Health Information: Type 1 diabetes.  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/type-1-diabetes/DS00329.

– Mayo Clinic. Health Information: Type 2 diabetes.

– American Heart Association. Conditions: High Blood Pressure: Understanding Blood Pressure Readings. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp.

 

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

 

 

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