Lifestyle diseases kill around 40 million people each year, that is around 70% of all deaths globally.
These diseases are chronic in nature and cannot be communicated from one person to another. They are a result of a combination of factors including genetics, physiology, environment, and behaviors. The main types of lifestyle diseases are cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases in addition to cancer.
Lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, stroke, diabetes and certain forms of cancer are heavily linked to lifestyle choices. Chronic stress affects almost every system in your body. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system increase the risk of heart attack and stroke contribute to infertility and speed up the aging process. The quality of relationships maintained by people relates to the ability of tolerance to stress. There are many ways in which stress is dealt with. The best way is a change in lifestyle. Controlling and being in charge of thoughts, emotions, and way of dealing with problems Also relaxation. Tobacco remains the leading cause of chronic conditions smoking rates, on the whole, are falling.
Today, some six million people die prematurely each year due to tobacco use. Breast cancer, although, entirely blamed on one’s lifestyle, has also been reported to be the number one killer disease among women. According to the American Diabetes Association, weight gain in adults is directly linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity increases one’s insulin resistance and blood glucose. All these are conditions that can be countered meaning that they are prevented managed or treated using lifestyle strategies. But in order to do these health care providers and the general public as consumers will have to align themselves so that they can practice and promote healthy living practices and effective lifestyle strategies as efficient alternatives. By 2001 almost 21 percent of adults were obese representing a nearly 75 percent increase. Because these data are based on self-reported height and weight obesity rates are most likely higher than these estimates. Today children are always eating processed junk food and cola rather than salads and vegetables and milk.
The pizzas and burgers how much ever scrumptious it is, cannot be considered as the main food and due to this reason, not children but adults too tend to bloat up. An obese person is always at risk for heart diseases, diabetes, and liver diseases. Being obese makes a person more inactive, this leads to other problems of muscles and joints. For obesity, it is said that the more you eat the more you are eaten from the inside. Today diseases like cancer have been one of the prime forces in eliminating mankind. There have been lots of deaths and amputations that have been accounted for cancer.