Knowing the difference between a health condition and a disease is vital in the medical field. People usually use the terms interchangeably, but there is some difference between the two words regarding their meanings and connotations. A health condition is an illness, impairment, injury or physical or mental status that involves lack of the essential nutrients in the body or presence of unwanted substances in the body. A disease, on the other hand, is a disorder of structure or function in a human being, an animal, or plant, especially one that produces particular signs or symptoms or that affects a precise location and is not necessarily a primary result of physical injury. Disease bears a negative implication as we are speaking of an ailment while a condition, when used in the sense of state carries both negative and positive implications.
A health condition is controllable and in that case, it will not lead to an illness. However, if not controlled, it can result in serious health problems. Most conditions are caused by lack of proper diet practice. Obesity, for example, is a common health condition that is linked to a lot of illnesses. Being overweight, in, most cases implies that one weighs more what is higher than what is thought as a healthy weight for a given height about body mass index. Obesity is also connected with the accumulation of unwanted fats in the body. This is likely to result in higher levels of cholesterols and toxins in the body. This condition can easily be controlled by taking a healthy diet and eliminating foods with high cholesterols such as junk foods. Instead one can take more fruits and foods with less fat content. Physical practice is also helpful in weight loss. If need be, taking natural supplements to burn fats is also effective. Green tea is one example which not only burns cholesterol but also has several other health benefits.
When a health condition is not controlled, it can lead to serious illnesses. Referring to the example of obesity, if not controlled, it can result in high blood pressure due to the accumulation of cholesterol in the blood vessels. Heart diseases, stroke, and cancer are also often associated with this condition. Diseases in most cases are as a result of health conditions when not controlled.
The difference between diseases and conditions is now clear. With the above illustration, I hope you can now take responsibility and have a healthy life. Lastly, you should keep in mind that prevention is, at all times, better than cure.