ADHD By Diana Romualdez

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This image relates to the issue because it shows what people who have ADHD usually have to go through on a daily basis.

I chose this issue because I thought it would be an interesting topic to talk about since many children and teens are dealing with it today. I didn’t know much about ADHD at first, all I knew was that people who have ADHD have a hard time focusing in school. I connect to this topic because I know a few people who have ADHD. This issue is important to me because there are many people struggling with ADHD but not many people know what it is, so people have a hard time understanding the person who has the disorder. ADHD can affect teenagers in many ways. It just doesn’t affect your school life but it can also affect their personal and social life. Teens with ADHD might have a tendency to act impulsive, or not think through decisions. Most teens with ADHD also have a hard time controlling their emotions.

I learned that there are different types of ADHD, and that it doesn’t just affect how you do in school but it also affects many different areas of your life. I think that most people who have ADHD go through a really hard time in school because they aren’t able to focus as well as the others, and at school some people don’t understand that. What was surprising about this issue to me is that ADHD was one of the most common disorders among children. One of the big misunderstandings about people who have ADHD is that they can’t focus at all. People with ADHD can focus on a few activities that they’re interested in There are a few solutions for ADHD, however these solutions wouldn’t be able to remove the disorder completely. These solutions are here to help children, teens and adults brains function normally. One of the solutions is by taking medication which may cause some side effects, but there are also a bunch of other natural treatments.

Procrastination by Hiroyuki

I chose this topic because students who have upcoming tests sometimes wait until the last minute to study. Additionally, boring homework might be avoided until the student is forced to do it because it is due the next day. I want to make them aware of what actually happens. In all honesty, I do this kind of behaviour where I wait to do big projects and other work until the last minute. I get really stressed out because I feel like I’m being overwhelmed by work but it’s just bad organizing skills. Other students might get that feeling as well, some more stressed, some less. This is important to me because I would like to find ways to prevent procrastination. This affects teenagers by losing their focus at school, losing hours of sleep on the day the student procrastinates, and making them lazy. They also purposely seek for distraction, a perfect distraction that most students have is going to their E-mail. This expands my learning by knowing that procrastinating isn’t the best option to do my work.

I learned multiple reasons on why most students procrastinate, their risks in the future if they don’t stop, and tips of how to stop it. Firstly, lack of interest is a common reason on why most students procrastinate. Sometimes, the work teachers give to study for an upcoming test might be too boring and seem to be easily forgotten. Most of the time, students will give up and try to do something else that’s fun for them, pushing back studying for the test until the night before the test. Additionally, lack of motivation can lead to procrastination. For example, writing an essay on a topic for homework might ruin the motivation of a student. They could tell lies to themselves such as, “I feel like doing this tomorrow.” or “I’m better under pressure.” This however, is not true. Most students do not get the urge to do work the next day or work best under pressure. In addition, they might tell lies to themselves again and repeat the process. Secondly, future risks of procrastinating lead to students being stressed or having less sleep on certain days. One thing that happens if they keep procrastinating is that it will lower their self-esteem. They might start to doubt and question their flaws, possibly losing their confidence. Having a low self-esteem makes them hold back, make bad decisions and maybe even losing their sense of purpose. Another future risk of procrastination is health. It could lead to feelings of depression which will start to affect other areas of a student’s life. Anxiety and stress are also linked to procrastination. Studies show more on how stress and anxiety damages people. Lastly, some tips on how to stop procrastinating are: breaking the task down so the sense of being overwhelmed is lessened, create a to-do list only consisting of items being avoided and eliminating temptation to do something else. The temptation is usually using the computer, other devices, and talking to friends about something completely not related to work.

In general, procrastination hinders students ability to learn and should be avoided at all times. This issue has caused many risks to students and they should be more aware of what they are doing to themselves. My thinking has changed by knowing how bad it is to procrastinate. At first, I thought it was okay to procrastinate, since I thought I could work better under pressure. But now, I learned that I should probably stop doing it. Honestly, I procrastinated in this assignment; I will stop tying to procrastinate after this. This influenced my thinking about wellness by being aware about the actual cost of these issues and how much it can damage someone’s life. 

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Health Buzz// Tourette Syndrome//Maanya C

Why did i choose Tourette Syndrome?

I chose Tourette syndrome as my health buzz for two reasons. Firstly it is not a very common problem that people have heard about, but still it is a syndrome that has affected many people and has the highest effect on children and teenagers. Another reason for choosing it is that 49% of people having Tourette syndrome face anxiety issues, and this can affect their personality and future prospects.

What is Tourette Syndrome?
Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. Tourette Syndrome is passed genetically, or it is developed in the womb. Simple motor tics are quick, repetitive movements that involve a few number of muscle clusters. more common relaxed tics include eye blinking and other eye movements, facial expressions, shrugging, and head or shoulder jerking. Simple vocal tics usually include repetitive throat-clearing, Sniffing, and grunting sounds. Complex tics are different, coordinated patterns of movements involving many muscle groups. Complex motor tics include facial expressions combined with a head twist and a shoulder shrug. Other complex motor tics may actually appear purposeful, including sniffing or touching objects, hopping, jumping, or twisting. Simple vocal tics might include throat-clearing, snorting, grunting, or barking. More complex vocal tics include words or phrases. The average age to see early symptoms is 3-9 years.It gets worse in their early teens. Usually in early teens (12-14) you get more tics than do children or adolescents.

How Does It Affect Teenagers

It affects teenagers because it may cause anxiety issues, depression (in fact 25% of people who have tourette Syndrome are depressed), and body image issues. as the people grow old, the ones with Tourette syndrome may have lack of confidence and ultimately may affect their professional lives.
I think that all of the above are very serious issues which can affect the personality and future actions of people and we should find ways to not only cure the Tourette syndrome but also prevent it.

What Did I Learn About Tourette Syndrome

Firstly i had never knew there was a disease called Tourette Syndrome which affects children of my age, and even younger. I also learned about the symptoms of Tourette and how people get it. I learned that Tourette Syndrome has the most effect on people my age.

Eyesight Deterioration By Ryuta

Nowadays, people spend more and more time with technology. Everyday, we all spend a few hours looking at our devices such as computers and smartphones. It is unavoidable. After working on the computer, my eyes are always strained and tired. This has caused anxiety and stress because I am concerned about my eyesight deteriorating. Also, I realized I am the only one who doesn’t wear glasses in my family. I chose to discuss eyesight because I might somehow, find ways of the avoiding stress on my eyesight. Definitely, this research has expanded my learning on how to preserve my eyesight in today’s modern world. Next few paragraphs will include, an exploration of factors that affect eyesight, tips on preserving your eyesight. This is relevant for me because all my families without me is wearing glass.

I learned that when the eyes are tired and strained, that means the eyeball has grown too large. Inside, eyeball there is a structure called the lens. The lens is the structure that makes the eye focus. Lenses can possibly make you unfocus and that’s when eyesight deterioration occurs. To see an object in a longer distance, the lens must be relaxed. Viewing objects near uses more focus power. This accounts for the stress on your eyes as it provides magnification for close object viewing. Until age of 11, the convexity, or the curvature of the lens is flexible, but after after age of 11, the lens loses flexibility. In youth, the change is slow. But after hitting the age of 40, convexity will greatly decrease within next 3 years. This strongly suggests that ISM teachers will be affected by this truth. ISM teachers handle computers in everyday life. Which means there is a big chance that their eyesight will deteriorate, since many of them are older than 40 years old. Having to constantly work with computers, we must find ways of preventing the deterioration of our eyesight.There are several means of preventing your eyesight from deteriorating. These include eating food that is good for your eyes, looking away from the computer screen every 15 minutes, not using you smartphone 30 minutes before bed, having enough light at your desk or when you are reading and shielding your eyes from direct sunlight. Firstly, eating food that is good for your eyes include carrots and spinach. Carrots and spinach have vitamin A that is beneficial to your eyes. Secondly, I chose looking away from computer screen because some people really need to be on their computers for their job or school. So you can’t just say don’t watch computer’s screen. But at least, let your eyes take a break every so often. Thirdly, I chose no smartphone 30 minutes before bed, on account that your eyes need to get ready to sleep at night. Also, I included having enough light at your desk or when reading. Because many people don’t have enough light at their workstations and this puts a strain on your eyes. This has critically influenced thoughts about wellness. This research, of course, reminded me of necessity of wellness. Still, eyesight deterioration, is an issue that is, unsolvable. But there are few actions that are beneficial to eyes. Although, truth is harsh, it is too late if eyes were already deteriorated.
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Diabetes Mellitus by Gaby

I chose the issue diabetes because it directly hits home for me. This disease runs in my family and has affected different relatives of mine. They have diabetes and I have seen the struggle they undergo each day to battle this disease. It’s not always easy to have that smile on your face when you have diabetes because there are times when they have hypoglycemia, which is when they have low blood sugar and they start shaking or they get dizzy. This expands my learning because now I know what actually happens when you have diabetes and how everything in your body has to work together for you to get through everyday and release the energy. It also makes me aware of the issue and how to prevent it, like a healthy lifestyle and diet. This issue is relevant to me because since this disease runs through my family, there is a chance that I could get it. Expanding from my family, teenagers could get affected by this disease as well. Type 2 diabetes can affect teenagers that don’t exercise enough or anyone that is overweight. Recently, there has been a lot of news of child obesity, which can directly relate to any teens and adolescents during this time. Another type of diabetes is Type 1 diabetes, which is genetic and is unavoidable, but can still can hit any adolescent or teen.

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases that come as a risk with other illnesses such as obesity. Diabetes is very complicated and there are a lot of different types and forms so I will try and break it down. Diabetes Mellitus, is the most common form of diabetes, but doctors normally just refer to it as diabetes. This is when your blood glucose, also known as your blood sugar, is too high. Your blood glucose is actually the main type of sugar in your blood flow and is one of the main sources of energy. As you all probably already know, glucose comes from the everyday food that you eat, as well as from your liver and muscles. To convert those sugars into energy, your pancreas needs to create a hormone called insulin, which will carry it to your body’s cells, where it will be stored for energy. When your body doesn’t create that insulin that it needs for energy, you then have high blood sugars. There are 3 types of diabetes, Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs more in children, but can also affect adults. This happens because your immune system, the part of your body that protects you from bacteria and viruses, gets attacked by the insulin cells. This type of diabetes is genetic and cannot be prevented. On the other hand, there is a preventable type of diabetes which is Type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes occurs when you’re not physically fit or overweight, and can affect any age, including teens. Type 2 diabetes begins with insulin resistance, which means that your fat, muscle and liver cells don’t use insulin to carry the sugars to your body’s cells for energy. Because of this, there is a high demand of insulin in your body, which comes from your pancreas. Over time, when you need insulin the most, normally after you eat, your body doesn’t make enough of it, which makes you a person with Types 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes can be avoided if you pay attention to your diet, your lifestyle and how much you exercise. This last type of diabetes is called Gestational diabetes and only occurs in pregnant women, which is not really relevant to teens and because of that, I won’t elaborate much on the topic.

From what I learned and wrote above what, I, as well as the reader, can take away from this is that diabetes has more behind it than you think. This disease can all be avoided if you are aware about your diet and your lifestyle, as well as what is happening in your body. In the beginning, I used to think that diabetes was just about high blood sugar and insulin, but now after I’ve researched about what actually is going on in your body and the process of how all this happens, I have expanded my learning about this topic and have been more aware about diabetes. This has influenced my thinking on Wellness because it’s not only about having high self esteem or a fit body, but it is also about becoming aware of what happens in your body and diseases that can change your life forever.

I chose this image because these are certain things that can lead to Type 2 diabetes.

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Schizophrenia by Lucas Batungbacal


Schizophrenia, the breakdown of thought, emotion, and behaviour, is an issue that is, as we know it, unsolvable. The purpose of this essay is not to bear, unnecessarily, news that is not pleasing to hear about, but to warn of the symptoms of this condition. I chose this issue as it is, of course, one of the most menacing disorders of the human race, and can affect anyone at anytime. It is not discerned how one can get this disorder, so the people who develop it are extremely unlucky. Though it may seem a bit strange, I fear this disorder so much to the point that I have already researched it before this assignment. One of my ancestors in the province of Negros Occidental had seemed to hear voices that interrupt his thinking, and although he was fit, he was unable to do anything substantial, as he was always distracted and irresponsive, although he was smart as well. This is relatable to the case of John Nash, a schizophrenic that won the Nobel prize in economics. Now, how does all of this affect teenagers? I shall say it again, it is a disorder that can happen to anyone at anytime, and can destroy the youths of those it affects.
I have learnt that schizophrenia is a disorder that creates hallucinations, delusions, and impaired movement in the victim. The side effects of these symptoms are inability to focus, irresponsibility, irresponsiveness, and impairment of working memory. Quoting John Nash’s doctor, “What kind of hell would that be?”. Interestingly enough, instead of an expansion, a rift was drawn in between my thinking. Just the persistent thought of this disorder split my rational thinking with my emotions and behaviour. Paranoia grew vivid in my mind, and this paranoia drove me to research even more. This led me to find out that exposure to viruses, being malnourished, and having problems during birth can create this disorder.
In my opinion, more attention should be shed on this issue from the medical world, in order to create cures that are less abusive, compared to the drugs they use today. Surprisingly, I learned some schizophrenics are so entwined into their worlds that they don’t bother being treated but instead just live with the voices, as they can’t tell between reality and dream. Do not be mislead by this, even though they seem okay, this is not healthy for them. People neglect them, they do not eat or drink for days, and they rarely ever sleep.
Sadly, no cure exists, only antipsychotic drugs exist that only dampen the severity of hallucinations. On the contrary, the only known way to prevent this disorder is to remain nourished. I won’t sugar-coat it, Schizophrenia is a thief in the night, stealing reality from innocent people. Although, truth hurts, you cannot rely on a beautiful lie.

Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia By: Jenny

Have you ever had a sweat break before a performance or a recitation? Have you ever tried to escape something from somewhere because you were really scared or afraid? Hello! My name is Jenny and today I’m here to talk about my experience of always being nervous and wary of everything.

Anxiety disorder is a chronic condition characterised by an excessive and persistent sense of apprehension, with physical symptoms such as sweating, palpitations, and feelings of stress. This disorder is characterised by feelings of anxiety and fear, whereas anxiety is a worry about future events, and fear is a reaction to current events. Basically, it means that in crucial times and when before doing such an activity that makes you nervous, you have a panic attack and suddenly feel like the entire world is against you, and you feel that there is nothing you can do about it.

Social phobia, also known as Social Anxiety Disorder, is a type of an anxiety disorder characterised by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday society. People with social phobia have a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others, and of being embarrassed or humiliated by their own actions in front of a large crowd. Their fear may be so severe that it interferes with work, school, or other activities. While many people with social phobia recognise that their fear of being around people may be excessive or unreasonable, they are unable to overcome it. They often worry for days or weeks in advance of a dreaded situation. In addition, they often experience low self-esteem and depression.

I chose these issues because I’ve always read books with twists and turning points; and one day, I came across one about where the main character had anxiety disorder and also social phobia. I also got attracted to these topics even more because one of my favourite youtubers, Bethany Mota, used to have anxiety disorder and social phobia before the internet (or more specifically youtube) helped her overcome her limitations. My connections are because it sometimes happens to me or probably has happened to everyone in one point of our lives.

Here are some examples that show Anxiety disorder and Social Phobia in everyday life:

– When you are about to go on stage, you suddenly panic and think about how the people in large crowds will think about you or how they might humiliate you if you make any serious mistake;
– When you have to deliver speech like this in front of a class and then you feel the pressure of not getting the words wrong and of engaging properly with body language;
– When you get sent out of class and you come back in, it really is frightening. Everybody is staring at you and you feel this ticklish burn at the back of your throat and you are afraid of your own shadow.

This issue is relevant to me because it gave me reference as I dug deeper into it and also gave me tips/know-hows on what to do when a situation like that occurs. This issue is important because of a fact I read that made me really sad. About 3.7% of the U.S. population or approximately 11.8 million Americans are affected by anxiety disorder and social phobia per year. This is important because if we use the same percentage in the number of people in the world, it means that there are 273.8 million people who are affected by this disorder (sorry for using complicated math). This issue affects teenagers because these days, we get stressed because of various reasons such as:

– Getting high grades,
– Social life,
– Meeting expectations,
– Fitting in with everyone else, and
– Being different or unique.

While researching this idea, I learned that the most important thing to do to overcome your phobia and disorder is to understand and learn about it first. Understanding your phobia is the first step to overcoming it. It’s important to know that phobias are common. (Having a phobia doesn’t mean you’re crazy!) It also helps to know that phobias are highly treatable. You can overcome your anxiety and fear, no matter how out of control it feels at the moment. A tip from me to you is to never give up. Once you give up, it will just crawl back to you in time and make it worse. Giving up isn’t an answer but having fun when you indulge in an activity can help you feel happy and adjusted.

My thinking about this issue is that worrying about it can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But when you’re preoccupied with “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Unrelenting doubts and fears can be paralyzing. They can sap your emotional energy, send your anxiety levels soaring, and interfere with your daily life. But chronic worrying is a mental habit that can be broken. You can train your brain to stay calm and look at life from a more positive perspective.

My thinking has changed because when I had those moments, I was unready and very unstable about what I had to do which was worse because it was like another panic attack inside the panic attack that was causing it. Nowadays, I still have those moments sometimes but it has become more helpful throughout because I took time to understand what I was actually feeling. It is the best to prevent the attacks beforehand, however, if that isn’t possible, the most important thing to do is think positive thoughts and say “I know i’m not the only one feeling like this and there will be others that have the same problem; and we will help each other to fight this because we are stronger than this.” This influences my learning in Wellness because it helps me think more deeply about topics that are similar and already gives me insight and background knowledge about similar topics.

Alice In Wonderland Syndrome/Todds Syndrome – Stefanija Nuneska

Seeing objects smaller than they appear, feeling huge, and feeling like you are completely useless. That’s how anyone with Alice in Wonderland syndrome feel everyday. Alice in Wonderland syndrome also known as AWS is a syndrome that makes your eyes see the world in a super small form. This syndrome can begin from a very young age, though it can also start from an older age as well. So far scientist have not found what type of disease AWS is, but they think it’s a different type of hallucination. I have never had or heard of this issue, and because it was very different and new I thought it was a very interesting subject. I had never heard of this issue, and I have never known anyone who had AWS or any sort of medical issues too. This all connects to my previous learning, because P.E, Wellness, and Science are all subjects where they relate to your body and health and the AWS syndrome is caused by an unhealthy body which causes an unhealthy brain. The AWS is very important to our everyday life, because even though it hasn’t affected us there are many children or adults out there who suffer from this syndrome. That’s why by spreading awareness you can make more people contribute to find a cure. This affects teenagers, because we are the most likely to get high electrical activity in our brains, which makes us a bigger victim.

Some symptoms by AWS may include:
Claustrophobia
Sensitivity in body image
Change in vision
Change in the way to feel objects
Change in how you hear certain sounds

Scientist say it is caused by : Abnormal amounts of electrical activity causing too much blood to flow into the parts of the brain which process visual perception and texture. In other words it’s when blood rushes to parts of the brain that control your feeling and sight. So far most AWS victims have gone past the AWS syndrome trough years, but some have had the syndrome for life. Doctors everywhere have not found a cure for the syndrome, though other doctors believe that the syndrome will pass trough time. From this issue I have learned that we teenagers are the most likely to get AWS. This helped me expand my learning by getting to know the syndrome more, but one fact really stood out to me as I was doing so. The fact that doctors haven’t found a cure for AWS is quite frightening, because it can happen to you anytime and if it does your only hope is to pray that everything is going to be alright. My opinion about AWS has not changed much through research too, because the syndrome to me is a torture device that only one person can see ,they can’t escape it or make it stop in any way. That’s why I strongly believe that this syndrome is a horrid syndrome that is placed on an unlucky person. some misunderstandings about the AWS is that people think it all has to do with the eyes while the AWS is a mental issue, it also wasn’t acknowledged as a real syndrome until 1955 since people would not believe it was a real issue since it would only happen in temporary flashes and was not permanent. The AWS helped me realize that not all syndromes are the same, and that a lot of different issues transform your body in a unnatural way.

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Understanding Dyslexia By: Lila

For my Health Buzz project, I chose Dyslexia as a topic to research. Dyslexia happens when our brain have trouble or take longer time to match simple letters with the sound of the letter. Hence, people with dyslexia have difficulty in spelling, reading, and writing. Since, as a student, reading and writing take up a huge part of our life, I chose to research about this issue. Another reason why I chose this issue is because according to statistics, dyslexia is a common language disorder. It was estimated that 1 in 5 people in the world has it. Therefore, I feel it is very important for us to learn about this issue and hopefully, we can understand people with dyslexia.

One of the things I learnt about dyslexia is that many scientists still yet has to fully establish what exactly caused it, however they believe that genes, different brain anatomy and activities may increase the possibility of having dyslexia. If a child has dyslexia, it is likely he or she gets it from one of the parents. Also, approximately 40% of siblings of children with dyslexia may have the same disorder. A person may also has dyslexia when the brain looks and acts differently than the average human. For example, the planum temporale which plays a role in understanding language is usually larger in our dominant hemisphere than in the other hemisphere. However, for people with dyslexia, their planum temporale is around the same size on both hemispheres of the brain. The other thing I learnt about dyslexia is that there are several steps to diagnose this disorder. The first step is to get a medical exam where we test if the child has any vision or hearing problem which affects the way he or she read and write. Next, a visit to specialist like a psychologist who specializes in learning issues can help to determine if a person has dyslexia by performing the common dyslexic tests. Another thing I learnt about dyslexia is that sadly, there is no cure for it since it is not a disease.

Researching about dyslexia has expanded my knowledge about learning disability. I used to think that dyslexic person may be less intelligent, but now I understand that dyslexia does not affect intelligence. However, having difficulty in reading and writing may affect listening comprehension and social skills. Student with dyslexia may struggle to work at school. Especially for teenagers, during their adolescent period when they may have experience emotional changes (known as mood swings), being dyslexic may result in feeling, shamed, loss of confidence, and being a victim of bullies. However, with family supports, determination, proper instruction, and hard work, student with dyslexia can succeed academically and in their lives. Some famous people who are dyslexic are Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Hans Christian Andersen, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Tom Cruise, Walt Disney, Cher, Whoopi Goldberg and Caitlyn Jenners. When we have a relative or a friend who is dyslexic, we have to be supportive of their learning. Our support for dyslexic friend or relative will help their well being because wellness is not only about being physically fit, but also being healthy in mind and having a good self esteem.

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HIV and AIDs By: Maanya

I chose this topic because HIV and AIDs infection rates have been growing rapidly over the past few years and a lot of people are uneducated on this topic. I have no family relations to this topic, but I thought that it would be an interesting subject to learn about and to share with other people my age. I used to think that HIV and AIDs were different diseases, and that they were not contagious. I used to think that HIV and AIDs could only be transmitted at birth, and could not transfer to other people. I knew that they were incurable, but I didn’t know what they were. This connects to past learning in wellness, because last year (6th Grade) we learned about keeping our bodies healthy and away from diseases. HIV and AIDs are also diseases, but we have not learned about them yet. This is relevant to teenagers and kids our age, because many kids are having unprotected sex at very young ages, and can be be infected by HIV and AIDs without the right treatment and protection.

I learned that HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus gradually attacks our immune system, which is our natural protection against infections and diseases. HIV destroys a white blood cell called the T-Helper cell/CD4 Cells and makes copies of itself inside of them. There are two main types of HIV; HIV-1, which is the most common form of HIV in the world, and HIV-2, which is commonly found in West Africa, but in some cases found in India and Europe. AIDs stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. This is when HIV is very advanced and is at it’s final stage. AIDs is when the body can no longer defend itself and may develop various infections and diseases. If HIV and AIDs are not treated correctly, they can lead to death. There is currently no cure for HIV, but if treated properly and with the right protection, people can live a long healthy life, even if they have HIV. This virus cannot be transmitted through sweat, saliva, or urine. But, can be transmitted through infected needles, syringes, unprotected anal, vaginal, and oral sex. It can pass through mother-to-child pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.

This expanded my learning because I did not know what these diseases were and what they did to our body, and now that I know I can teach other people about it and help them know more about the damage of this disease. I was surprised that a disease that can cause death can go 13-15 years undetected in a human’s body without symptoms and/or side effects. A lot of people think that the only way you can get HIV/AIDs is by birth, and that it is not contagious, but the truth is that there are many ways of getting infected by these diseases. HIV and AIDs have no cure as of January 2016, but let’s see what the future of medication holds for us! I thought that wellness would all be about nutrition and/or medical health, but I realized that wellness can be about all sorts of different things, varying from major food groups, to major diseases, and how to prevent them.

This is how the right treatment can help the White Blood Cell treat HIV

This is how the right treatment can help the White Blood Cell treat HIV