6 Biggest Killer Diseases
There are numerous diseases that are bigger killers than sharks or terrorists.
Below is a list of the deadliest ones today.
1. Coronary Artery Disease or Ischemic Heart Disease
According to World Health Organisation (WHO) CAD is the deadliest disease that takes the lives of at least 13% people of every nation.
This disease occurs when the blood vessel or artery that supplies blood to the heart narrows.
The risk factors include:
– High BP
– High cholesterol
If you want to skim the chances of dying through CAD you should be exercising daily, eating clean and drinking lots of water.
Strokes have taken the lives of at least 11% of the world’s population. WHO says that a stroke usually occurs when an artery in the brain wither leaks or is blocked. This causes the brain to be oxygen deprived and causes the brain cells to die within a matter of minutes.
To reduce the chances of getting a stroke you will need to keep your body healthy and fit.
3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD is a persistent and progressive lung disease that makes it hard for someone to breathe. Types of COPD include Chronic bronchitis & emphysema.
Over 3 million deaths were associated with this disease a couple of years ago, the major factor contributing to this disease being Tobacco.
There is no cure for this but the progression of this disease can be slowed down by medication.
Human Immunodeficiency virus or HIV is a very deadly disease that occurs when a virus is activated in your body and attacks your immune system. AIDS is caused by HIV.
AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, it is a chronic nd life threatening disease that has after effects like you always being tired.
WHO reveals that at least 2 to 2.7 percent of the population have died from this disease in 2012. If you engage in unprotected intercourse or it can be passed down from mother to child. Even if you share used needles you are prone to getting HIV/AIDS.
5. Diarrheal Diseases
Everyone must have had diarrhea at least once in their life. It’s when you pass loose stool. A day of diarrhea won’t kill you but if it goes on for days then your body loses too much water and salt. Dehydration is what will kill you.
An intestinal infection causes Diarrhea. This infection is transmitted through viruses, bacteria and even parasites. This type of illness can without difficulty spread through infected water or food. It’s chiefly prevalent in developing nations that have underprivileged sanitary conditions.
Over 1.5 million people have died of diarrhea so far.
6. Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes is an assembly of diseases that affect the production of insulin and the use of it. There are different types of diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas can’t produce insulin any longer. The cause behind this is unknown.
In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas do not produce enough insulin or can’t use it effectively. There are numerous factors that cause Type 2 diabetes like a poor diet, lack of exercise, and being obese.
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