A model of disease

 
organ
malfunction


eg weak heart
Intro-2.html

symptom


eg breathless2_symptom.html

disability



eg can’t walk far2_disabilty.html
reduced quality of life


eg, unable to work, house-bound2_QoL.html

We can think of how disease affects us by way of a flow diagram.  Here is the simple model of the “mechanistic medicine” view, using heart disease as an example: