Health and Illness as a State of Being Human

  • Nevin Turgay
  • Özlem Yılmaz
  • Fehmi Akçiçek


A definition of complete well-being is a certain level of being physically, mentally, and socially healthy. Cultural and social variables have had strong influences on health and illness concepts throughout the history. Our aim here is to describe the changes in relation to these issues from the very ancient times. These developments are followed by the factors from our era, influencing modern determinants on the persistence of state of being comfortable, healthy, and happy.


Health Illness Diet Well-being 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nevin Turgay
    • 1
  • Özlem Yılmaz
    • 2
  • Fehmi Akçiçek
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Department of ParasitologyEge UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine, Department of PhysiologyEge UniversityIzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Faculty of Medicine, Department of GeriatricsEge UniversityIzmirTurkey

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