Health

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Health

The word “health” refers to a state of complete emotional and physical well-being. Healthcare exists to help people maintain this optimal state of health.

Fast facts on health

Here are some key points about health. More detail is in the main article.

Factors for good health

Health depends on a wide range of factors.

A person is born with a range of genes, and in some people, an unusual genetic pattern can lead to a less-than-optimum level of health.

Environmental factors play a role. Sometimes the environment alone is enough to impact health. Other times, an environmental trigger can cause illness in a person who is genetically susceptible.

Access to healthcare plays a role, but the WHO suggests that the following factors may have a bigger impact on health than this: