Heart disease is a broad term that is used when referring to any type of condition that affects the heart and any surrounding blood vessels. These conditions can include, but are not limited to, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and arrhythmias.
Diabetes is a disease that is characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood. Diabetes can be classified as Type I, Type II or gestational diabetes. Many complications can arise with improper management of diabetes so self-management education is an important part of the treatment plan.
Obesity occurs when the body has too much fat. Taking in more calories than you burn can make your body store these extra calories as fat. There are several factors can lead to a person become obese including excess food intake, inadequate physical activity, medical conditions, and stress.