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Non-infectious diseases

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Traumas
These are normally caused by accidents or by bad posture.
Poisoning
A toxic substance enters our body.
Malnutrition
It happens when we don't have enough vitamins, minerals or other nutrients.
Obesity
This happens when we eat too much food, or too many sweet things and fats.
Allergies
Exaggerated reactions of our body to a particular substance like pollen, food, chemicals or poison from animals.
Depression
Long-term feeling of sadness.
Congenital disease
Inherited from our parents or formed during gestation.
Tumours
Some cells in or bodies begin to grow abnormally and they don't work as they should.
Cardiovascular diseases
They affect the heart, veins and arteries of the body.